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Franschhoek: vineyards and fine South African wines

Boschendal, Franschhoek, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

The town of Franschhoek is located in the center of the Cape Winelands, just 60 km from Cape Town, the city, is one of the oldest towns in South Africa, founded by French Huguenots immigrant in 1688. In fact, in ...

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Namib Desert, Namib-Naukluft, Namibia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini..

GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA Africa, the continent that was the cradle of humanity, an area equal to 30,225,000 square kilometers and is after Asia, the second largest continent in the world, representing 20.3% of the land on the planet, its inhabitants, ...

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Hermanus and the Whale Route

Hermanus, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

THE WHALE ROUTE Departing from Cape Town a short trip of about 120 km (two hours) to the east, along the scenic coastal road R 44, allows a visit to a beautiful stretch of coastline of South Africa and if ...

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Paarl: the Cape Dutch style

Paarl, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

Paarl is a beautiful city of more than 110,000 inhabitants, located in the Cape Winelands, 654 masl, on the west bank of the Berg River, about 60 kilometers northeast of Cape Town. The city, located in the most famous wine ...

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Stellenbosch: the second oldest European settlement in South Africa

Stellenbosch, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

The town of Stellenbosch lies in the area of the Cape Winelands, just 50 km from Cape Town, Stellenbosch is the second oldest European settlement in South Africa after Cape Town. The city name derives from that of Simon van ...

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Rustenburg climate: when to go to Rustenburg

Sun City, South Africa. Author Chantalsmith96. No Copyright

The city of Rustenburg has a subtropical climate with dry and mild winters, but with cold nights because of the altitude, and hot, humid summers. In winter the average minimum temperatures vary between 2 ° C and 11 ° C, ...

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Rustenburg: the most important platinum mining area ​​in the world

Paul Kruger. Provincial Archives of the Free State. No Copyright

Rustenburg is a city in the province of North – West which is located 100 km north- west of Johannesburg, at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountain range, on the Highveld Plateau at an altitude of 1,170 meters above sea ...

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Nelspruit climate: when to go to Nelspruit

Blyde River Canyon, South Africa. Autore Dr. Thomas Wagner. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Nelspruit has a humid sub-tropical climate with hot and rainy summers and mild, dry winters. Summer temperatures are mild, while during winter altitude varies temperatures greatly between day and night. Winters are mild and dry, the winter average minimum temperatures ...

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Nelspruit: the gateway to the Kruger National Park

Nelspruit, South Africa. Author Realnapstar. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Nelspruit is a small town of nearly 60,000 inhabitants, whose metropolitan area reaches 200,000. The city is the capital of the province of Mpumalanga, which is located 660 meters above sea level in the fertile valley of the Crocodile River ...

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Polokwane climate: when to go to Polokwane

Stadium, Polokwane, Sudafrica. Author Charles. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Polokwane has a tropical semi-arid climate, the city, located near the Tropic of Capricorn, enjoys a pleasant climate due to the altitude at which it is located, which is over 1,200 meters above sea level. The rainy season is in ...

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Polokwane (Pietersburg): the capital of Limpopo

Stadium, Polokwane, Sudafrica. Author Brieuc Saffré. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Capital of the province of Limpopo, located at 1,310 meters above sea level, Polokwane has a population of about 130,000 inhabitants, but its metropolitan area is home to over 500,000 inhabitants. The city is located on a plateau formed by ...

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Pretoria climate: when to go to Pretoria

Pretoria, South Africa. Author Jorge in Brazil. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The city of Pretoria because of its location in a protected valley but at high altitude has a moderately dry subtropical climate with very hot and dry summers and rainy and cool winters. Pretoria has mild temperatures throughout the year, ...

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Pretoria: the administrative capital of South Africa

Pretoria, South Africa. Author Jorge in Brazil. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution.

Located in the province of Gauteng, between the mountain ranges of the north-eastern part of the country, at an altitude of 1,214 meters above sea level and just 50 km from Johannesburg, Pretoria is located in the transition area between ...

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Port Elizabeth climate: when to go to Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Author Brian Snelson (exfordy). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The city of Port Elizabeth is located in the mixed climate zone between the Mediterranean climate and oceanic climate, this means that the climate of the city present cold but mild winters, and summers are hot but not too hot ...

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Port Elizabeth: the water sports capital of South Africa

Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Author Flowcomm. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Port Elizabeth (more than 1,000,000 inhabitants) is a port city in South Africa situated in the Bay of Alagoa along the Indian Ocean coast in the Eastern Cape province. The area where there is Port Elizabeth was first sighted in ...

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Namaqualand: the blooming desert of South Africa

Namaqualand, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Located in the Northern Cape region of South Africa, about 500 km from Cape Town, between the Orange River and the wild coast of the Atlantic Ocean and near the towns of Springbok and Kamieskroon, the Namaqualand area is arid ...

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The animals of the Kalahari: suricate and mongooses

Suricate, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park presents a wide variety of animals on this page are presented suricate and meerkats living in the park. SURICATE (Suricata suricatta) The suricate (or meerkat) are small mammals widespread in southern Africa in areas of desert ...

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The animals of the Kalahari: the gazelles

Steenbok, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park presents a wide variety of animals on this page are some species of gazelles living in the park. SPRINGBOK (Antidorcas marsupialis) The springbok is a small gazelle of brown and white spread in southern and south-western ...

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Kalahari Desert: the territory of the Bushmen (San)

Kalahari, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Kalahari Desert, the fourth desert in the world by extension (about 520,000 sq km), situated on both sides of the Tropic of Capricorn, is a semi-arid desert that stretches over a plateau at a height varying between 850 and ...

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Johannesburg climate: when to go to Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa. Author Rodney. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The city of Johannesburg is located on a plateau at an altitude of 1,750 meters this means that Johannesburg has a subtropical highland climate characterized by sunny and dry climate during the winter months (May to September) and warm, humid ...

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Johannesburg: the economic and financial hub of South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa. Author Evan Bench (austinevan). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Johannesburg, located in the province of Gauteng , is the most populous city in South Africa with over 4,400,000 inhabitants (but the metropolitan area reach 8,000,000 inhabitants). Johannesburg is located in the eastern plateau of South Africa called the Highveld, ...

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Groot Constantia: vineyards in Cape Town

Groot Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

Groot Constantia is an old farm, which was declared a national monument, it’s located in the suburbs of Cape Town, in the Cape Peninsula in front of the False Bay. Groot Constantia was founded in 1685 by the governor of ...

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Durban climate: when to go to Durban

Durban, South Africa. Author PhilippN. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Durban has a sub-tropical climate, with mild and sunny winters and hot, humid summers. The winters are mild, the average minimum winter temperatures vary between 11 ° C and 15 ° C , while the average maximum winter are around ...

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Durban: beaches and subtropical climate

Durban, South Africa. Author Steve Roetz. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Durban, situated along the Indian Ocean coast in the province of KwaZulu -Natal, is a major port city, and with about 3.5 million inhabitants, is the second most populous city in South Africa and now has a large Asian community. ...

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Cape of Good Hope: the route to the spices

Cape of Good Hope and Diaz Beach, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE Cape of Good Hope was discovered and doubled for the first time, in 1488, by the Portuguese navigator Bartholomeu Diaz, who called it “Cape of Storms” (or “Cabo Tormentoso”). The name of Cape of Good Hope ...

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Cape Town climate: when to go to Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The area of ​​Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with well-defined seasons. The summers are dry and hot, while winters are cold and wet and sometimes in winter cold fronts coming from the ...

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Cape Town: the oldest city in South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Cape Town, the provincial capital of the Western Cape, is the third most populous city in South Africa (2,900,000 inhabitants), as well as the legislative capital of South Africa, where the National Parliament is located. It was founded from the ...

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The Malay Quarter of Cape Town: Bo-Kaap

Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

Another area of Cape Town that is often visited by tourists is the so-called Bo-Kaap Malay Quarter. This neighborhood of the city lies on the slopes of Signal Hill, a hill 350 meters high situated between the Atlantic Ocean and ...

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Bloemfontein climate: when to go to Bloemfontein

Parliament, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Author Anne97432. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The city of Bloemfontein is situated on a plateau at 1,400 meters above sea level on the edge of the semi-arid region of the Karoo. The city therefore has a semi-arid climate characterized by hot summer days with rains that ...

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Bloemfontein: the judicial capital of South Africa

Hoffman square, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Author Martin Kozak. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The city of Bloemfontein is situated on a plateau at 1,400 meters above sea level, it is the capital of the province of the Free State and also the judicial capital of South Africa. The city was founded in 1846 ...

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