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South Africa

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It won’t be an exaggeration if we say that there is no country like South Africa. With 11 official languages, South Africa is a real cultural melting pot but also a haven for nature lovers with over 100,000 known species of animals, plants, and fungi, more than 20 nature reserves, and the second-highest waterfall in the world. If you’re planning to visit this amazing country soon, you’re at the right place; here are some helpful South Africa travel tips that will help you make your trip an unforgettable one!

Basic Information About South Africa

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South Africa is home to 58 million people. 

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Official Language

There are 11 official South African Language. (English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa,Northern Sotho, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Tsonga, Swazi, Venda, Southern Ndebele).

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South Africa”s official currency is the South African Rand (currency code ZAR). One Euro/USD is equal to roughly 19-18 ZAR. 

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With a territory of 1,221,037 square kilometers, South Africa is the 25th largest country in world. South Africa is located at the southernmost region of Africa, with a long coastline, it shares the borders with  Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland. Lesotho. 

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South Africa has variety of climate because of its vast area but it general has a temperate climate with four different season, Summer( Dec-Feb), Spring (Sep-Nov), Autumn ( March- May) and Winter ( June-August).

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Economy & Budget

South Africa is an upper-middle income country with a mixed economy. Backpackers can survive with around $50 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $80 and $100 per day on average.

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South Africa has 3 capital cities Cape Town( population of 433,688), Pretoria (population of 741,651) and Bloemfontein (population of  556,000).

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