Facts About South Africa
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South Africa is located on the southern tip of the African continent, bordered by northern neighbors Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. It encompasses the independent mountain kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland and is flanked by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and the warm Indian Ocean on the east giving the country its spectacular range of biodiversity. South Africa occupies 4% of the continent's total landmass, covering an area of 1 221 040 square kilometres. The country is five times larger than Great Britain and three times the size of Texas.
South Africa enjoys a temperate and pleasant climate, with lovely warm sunny days most of the year. The seasons of the southern hemisphere are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere so our summers runs from November to February, when most of the country is characterized by hot weather with afternoon thunderstorms. Winters are generally mild and dry. South Africa enjoys one of the world's highest average daily hours of sunshine - 8.5 compared with 3.8 in London, 6.4 in Rome and 6.9 in New York. Kwazulu Natal includes Durban a holiday paradise with warmth 365 days a year plus a Hikers Dream Drakensberg Mountains and more including the World Famous Drakensberg Boys Choir! In June July and August when parts of South Africa are experiencing their Winters Kwazulu is the PERFECT place to Vacation. Play Golf Swim Tennis Horseback Riding Walking Hiking and more! Please use "Contact Us" for additional information and answers you may be wanting!