Roughly the size of Spain and France combined, or Texas, South Africa is situated at the very southern tip of Africa. The Atlantic and the Indian Oceans wash its shores and meet at Cape Agulhas – one of the only places in the world where a person can watch two oceans meet.
South Africa is known for its friendliness, hospitality and affordability. The fact that many travellers return for subsequent visits is proof of this. The phrase ‘nobody comes just once to Africa’ is commonplace. This section will add to your knowledge and help you to assist clients with more basic information.
It’s quite easy to sell South Africa as a holiday destination, and it makes good business sense to do so. Most people come on holiday, and many have visited at least once before. You’ll find that visitors love to return again and again to South Africa. On average, they spend eight nights in the country.
The Northern Cape is a place of vast, arid plains, spectacular scenery and big sky. It is mostly desert or semi-desert – but make no mistake, it has plenty to offer. It is home to one of the world’s most spectacular natural floral displays: each year during spring, the area of Namaqualand is transformed into a vibrant carpet of colour by millions of blooming wildflowers.
The North West province features premier wildlife destinations (the Pilanesberg Game Reserve and the Madikwe Game Reserve); parts of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Vredefort Dome and the Taung Fossil Site, which is part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site); and the Sun City gaming and entertainment resort.
South Africa’s third-smallest province, KwaZulu-Natal, is also one of its most exciting – it has a wealth of scenic and cultural attractions that include the country’s most developed beaches south and north of Durban, as well as isolated, almost untouched beaches and world-famous game reserves.