Modules

Compulsory modules

An introduction to South Africa

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.

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More about South Africa

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.

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Tourism infrastructure

Although getting to South Africa usually involves a long flight, it’s well worth it! South Africa is known for its friendliness, hospitality and affordability.

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Selling South Africa

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.

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Elective modules

Western Cape

The Western Cape is home to Table Mountain, the vast Cape Winelands and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Robben Island and the Cape Floral Region. It is best known for Cape Town, South Africa’s ‘Mother City’, a popular travel destination that is home to beautiful beaches.

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Eastern Cape

South Africa’s ‘wild’ province, the Eastern Cape features expanses of untouched beach, bush and forest, spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife.

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Northern Cape

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.

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North West

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.

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Free State

The Free State’s appeal lies in its scenic beauty and natural attractions. This province is in the heart of South Africa – it borders six of the nine South African provinces, as well as the kingdom of Lesotho.

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Gauteng

Gauteng is an urban playground – think large shopping malls, bars, hotels, casinos and a vibrant cultural and entertainment scene. It is South Africa’s economic powerhouse, and is fast-paced, high-tech and ever changing.

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Mpumalanga

This beautiful province is probably best known as the home (along with part of Limpopo province) of the Kruger National Park. It’s a place of game, adventure and rich history.

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Limpopo

Limpopo has long been South Africa’s Cinderella province, not even mentioned in some guidebooks. But in more recent times it has taken its rightful place as a sought-after tourist destination with big game, brilliant birding and untamed bush landscapes.

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KwaZulu-Natal

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.

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