Located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa, the Republic of South Africa encompasses widely varying landscapes and climates, from the cold spiny peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains to the hot barren expanse of the Kalahari desert. The nation boasts three capitals, Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Cape Town, each of which is responsible for administrating one branch of the government. It is about the size of France and Spain combined or roughly twice the size of Texas.
Home to nearly 53 million people, South Africa is considered the most developed country in Africa, offering visitors the comfort and convenience of modern amenities and a well-established infrastructure. With 20 nationally protected parks and game reserves, South Africa is a paradise for adventurers who want to explore the wildlife of Africa as well.