South Africa travel guide

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South Africa
South Africa
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South Africa

Myth and Performance Thrive in the World's Diversity Capital

The cities in South Africa feel like different worlds—a testament to the nation’s diversity. Seen from the Carlton Center, nicknamed “the Top of Africa” because, at a modest fifty stories, it is the continent’s tallest skyscraper, Johannesburg, with its bucolic suburbs and sprawling city landscape, looks positively American. Capetown, meanwhile, is an adventurer’s destination, with ruggedly beautiful mountains and beaches. Durban, the country’s eastern port city, boasts some of the best Indian food anywhere (including India). Eleven official languages give the country an eclectic sound, from Zulu clicks to Dutch-derived Afrikaans: It’s not unusual to see a premier Xhosa drummer and a freestyle English hip-hop act performing back-to-back. South Africa’s troubled past makes for a fascinating exploration of history on Robben Island’s former political prison or at Johannesburg’s Apartheid Museum. Perhaps best of all, visitors will find locals friendly and eager for cultural exchange, whether it’s comparing the nation's history or its rap stars.

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  • spettacolo
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  • GUBAS DE HOEK meet eat sleep Not a hotel but the place to meet eat and sleep in Robertson, Cape Winelands, South Africa. Tel. 0027 23 6266218 More than a guest house – it is home.
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  • Ein junges Land mit einer aufwählenden Geschichte - und Landschaften sowie Menschen verschiedenster Herkunft, die es sich zu entecken lohnt.
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  • Ein Land das alles bietet, Meer und Wüste, Tierparks, ausgezeichnetes Essen und Trinken und noch immer günstig ist
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  • the first world cup in the african continent was a huge success!
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  • bellissimo
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  • The world is excited about The 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa and in less than 70 days the country will open its doors to the most exciting football tournament to be held on African soil and in the World EVER. Get all the information on this historic event!
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