South Africa is one of the most culturally-diverse, bio-diverse, multilingual, multitalented and multifaceted nations on the planet. It is home to some of the world’s greatest icons and everyday heroes including Mr. Nelson Madela. After all, you could always go and read up on the wonderful world of cheese-making, or the history of reverse-psychology. Then again, you might want to discover what South Africa is really about – because under the hype, under the fluff, and under the feet of all the colorful inhabitants of this lovely land, you can expect to find a place that truly offers everything under the sun - lots of sun. South Africa is truly a magical experience to blow your minds off to a completely alien level.
Capital : Pretoria (executive); Bloemfontein (judicial); Cape Town (legislative)
Total Area : Approx 1,221,037 sq kilometers (471,443 sq miles)
Time Zone : South African Standard Time (GMT + 2.00).
ISD Code : +27
Official Language : Multiple; English, Afrikaans and Zulu being the most common
Currency : South African rand (ZAR)
Religion : Christianity
Climate : South Africa has a generally temperate climate, due in part to being surrounded by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans on three sides, by its location in the climatically milder southern hemisphere and due to the average elevation rising steadily towards the north (towards the equator) and further inland. Due to this varied topography and oceanic influence, a great variety of climatic zones exist. The climatic zones range from the extreme desert of the southern Namib in the farthest northwest to the lush subtropical climate in the east along the Mozambique border and the Indian Ocean. Winters in South Africa occur between June and August.
Best Time to Travel :The perfect time to travel to South Africa would be between the months of May to January. February to April will be hotter.