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South Africa is increasingly coming into focus as a tourist destination, obviously helped by the attraction of the game reserves. There are also numerous accommodation sources, from holiday rentals, and bed and breakfasts to luxury Hotels.

At the southern end of Africa you will find the Republic of South Africa. It's coast measures 2798 kms along the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. In the east of the country is Swaziland and Mozambique, Nambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the north. Lesotho is completely surrounded by South Africa and is an independent country.

Eleven different languages are spoken in South Africa, two of which are from a European background, Afrikaans, this is of Dutch origin and is used by white and coloured South Africans and South African English. English remains the fifth most used language.

Approximately 50 million people live in South Africa. These inhabitants are from very different cultures, religions and speak many different languages. There appears to be five main groups, Black African which is the largest at 79.3%, 9.1% are white, coloured total 9%, and Asian or Indian 2.6%.

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Generally South Africa has a somewhat temperate climate. This is helped by the fact that on three sides it is surrounded by the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Also being located in the southern hemisphere makes it's weather milder. The land begins to rise as you head north and inland, which can cause the weather to vary considerably.

Approximately 50 million people live in South Africa. These inhabitants are from very different cultures, religions and speak many different languages. There appears to be five main groups, Black African which is the largest at 79.3%, 9.1% are white, coloured total 9%, and Asian or Indian 2.6%.

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