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South Africa . Dennis Bland. Location South Africa. Location:   Southern most tip of Africa, bordering Botswana 1,840 km, Lesotho 909 km,  Mozambique 491 km, Namibia 967 km, Swaziland 430 km, Zimbabwe 225 km Capital : Pretoria Population :   42,718,530. Geography South Africa . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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South Africa

South Africa Dennis BlandLocation South AfricaLocation:Southern most tip of Africa, bordering Botswana 1,840 km, Lesotho 909 km,Mozambique 491 km, Namibia 967 km, Swaziland 430 km, Zimbabwe 225 km

Capital:Pretoria

Population:42,718,530

Geography South Africa The south and south-western parts of the plateau are known as theGreat Karoo, which consists of sparsely populated scrubland. To the north of the Karoo is the drier and more aridKalaharidesert. The mid-eastern, and highest part of the plateau is known as theHighveld. This relatively well-watered area is home to a great proportion of the countrys commercial farmlands, and contains its largest conurbation (Gauteng Province). To the north ofHighveld, from about the 30 S line of latitude, the plateau slopes downwards into theBushveld, which ultimately gives way to theLimpopo lowlands orLowveld.

Nature South AfricaAnimals: Numerous mammals are found in thebushveld, including lions, leopards,white rhinos,blue wildebeest,kudus,impalas,hyenas,hippopotamiand giraffes.Plants: With more than 20,000 different plants, or about 10% of all the known species of plants on Earth South Africa.

Religion and Languages of South Africa Religions:Christian 68% (includes most whites and Coloreds, about 60% of blacks and about40% of Indians), Muslim 2%, Hindu 1.5% (60% of Indians), indigenous beliefs and animist 28.5%South Africa has eleven official languages:Afrikaans,English,Ndebele,Northern Sotho,Sotho,Swazi, Tswana,Tsonga,Venda,Xhosa, andZulu.South Africa Touristic Places

Wild Coast Rugged and untamed, the Wild Coast offers deserted beaches, dolphins, horseback and hiking trails, cozy hotels, golf, gambling, mystical history, Xhosa heritage and the Hole-in-the-Wall.

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve: Most famous for Gods Window, the panoramic splendor of the Blyde River Canyon makes it ideal for scenic drives and hiking trails.

Soweto: South Africas largest and most famous township was a hotbed of anti-apartheid activity.

Robben Island: The islands most famous prisoner, Nelson Mandela, has turned this institute of brutality into a symbol of the triumph of the human spirit over enormous hardship.

Durban beachfront: For those with fun and sun on their minds, SAs sunshine city has something for the whole family - golden beaches, surfing and a marine park.

Kruger National Park: This world-renowned park of nearly 2 million hectares features 16 ecosystems.

Johannesburg: South Africas pulsating African heartbeat is felt in the City of Gold with its endless opportunities for shopping, entertainment, freedom tours and eating out.

Garden Route: Known as South Africas Eden, the famous Garden Route traverses an area rich in natural beauty and charm, attracting adventure-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts.

The Winelands: Discover the joys of SAs award-winning wines and cuisine along any of the beautiful Cape wine routes, taking you through green valleys and historic towns.

Cape Town & Cape Peninsula: Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula up to Cape Point, are famous for scenic beauty; celebrity beaches; Table Mountain; whale-watching; world-class shopping, nightlife, food & wine; and a laid-back atmosphere.

Sources:Popular South African Attractions. (s.f.). Recuperado el 26 de febrero de 2014, de http://www.southafrica.net/country/us/en/top10/entry/top-10-attractions-enusSouth frica. (s.f.). Recuperado el 26 de Febrero de 2014, de http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_AfricaSouth Africa - Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette. (s.f.). Recuperado el 26 de Febrero de 2014, de http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/south-africa-country-profile.html