Grasslands dotted with traditional huts and swathes of forests fill the interior between two and a half thousand kilometres of coastline. Many of the beaches are unspoilt and isolated with just a scattering of beachcomber villages, and a few anglers or surfers.
South Africa has some of the best nature reserves in Africa, including the 20000 square kilometre, Kruger National Park. Colorful cultural villages of the various endemic tribes are also open to tourists.
Cape Town with its iconic Table Mountain backdrop is one of the most popular destinations in the country, receiving Telegraph Travel Awards for Best City in the World for five years. Lush wine farms, some of the oldest in the Southern hemisphere, lie sprawled beneath the eastern slopes of the mountain.
The infrastructure in the country is good with shops, restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife in all of the major cities.