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Flowering desert: a spectacle of nature

Namaqualand, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Deserts are inhospitable areas of the earth characterized by great aridity. In these regions there is very little rainfall and life forms, both animal and vegetable, have to face some of the most hostile conditions on the planet. In deserts, ...

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The most spectacular waterfalls in the world

Garganta del Diablo, Iguazú Falls, Brazil-Argentina. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The waterfalls are among the most exciting spectacles of nature. Almost every nation on Earth has waterfalls. There are waterfalls of a few meters high up to waterfalls that approach the kilometer in height. A waterfall is formed when the ...

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Franschhoek: vineyards and fine South African wines

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

The city of Franschhoek is located in the center of the Cape Winelands, just 60 km from Cape Town. This town is surrounded by an idyllic landscape made up mainly of hills, vineyards, mountains and cultivated fields. The city is ...

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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 spectacular Whale Route

Hermanus, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

THE WHALE ROUTE Starting from Cape Town a short itinerary of about 120 km (2 hours) to the east, along the scenic coastal road R 44 (the whale route), allows you to visit a beautiful stretch of the South African ...

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Paarl: the city of the Cape Dutch style

Paarl, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

Paarl is a beautiful South African city of over 110,000 inhabitants, located in the Cape Winelands at a height of 120 meters. The city is located on the west bank of the Berg River, about 60 km north-east of Cape ...

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Stellenbosch: the second oldest city in South Africa

Stellenbosch, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

The city of Stellenbosch is located in the Cape Winelands area, only 50 km from Cape Town. Stellenbosch is the second oldest European settlement in South Africa after Cape Town. The name of the city derives from Simon van der ...

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The climate of Rustenburg: when to go to Rustenburg

Rustenburg is a city in the North West province of South Africa, located at an altitude above 1,100 meters at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountain range. Rustenburg has a temperate humid subtropical climate. But because of the altitude, the ...

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Rustenburg: the most important platinum mines in the world

Rustenburg is a city in the North West province located 100 km north west of Johannesburg. The city is located at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountain range, on the Highveld Plateau at a height of 1,170 masl. The city ...

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The climate of Nelspruit: when to go to Nelspruit

Nelspruit (Mbombela) has a humid sub-tropical climate with hot and rainy summers and mild, dry winters. Summer temperatures are mitigated by altitude while winter temperatures vary considerably between day and night. Winters are mild and dry. In fact, the average ...

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Nelspruit: the gateway to the Kruger National Park

Nelspruit (Mbombela) is a small town of almost sixty thousand inhabitants in the South African province of Mpumalanga. This town is located near the Mozambique border and is often a stop for those visiting Kruger Park and the Blyde River ...

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The climate of Polokwane: when to go to Polokwane

Polokwane has a semi-arid tropical climate. The city, which is located near the Tropic of Capricorn, at an altitude close to 1,300 meters, enjoys a pleasant climate thanks to the altitude at which it is located. As in much of ...

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Polokwane (Pietersburg): the capital of Limpopo

Capital of the Limpopo province, Polokwane is a South African city located on a plateau at 1,310 meters high. The city has a population of around 130,000, but its metropolitan area is home to over five hundred thousand inhabitants. The ...

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The climate of Pretoria: when to go to Pretoria

The city of Pretoria due to its position in a protected but high altitude valley has a moderately dry subtropical climate with very hot and rainy summers and cool and dry winters. Pretoria has mild temperatures throughout the year. In ...

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Pretoria: the administrative capital of South Africa

Located in the province of Gauteng, between the mountain ranges of the north-eastern part of the country, at an altitude of 1,339 meters above sea level, and only 50 km from Johannesburg. The city of Pretoria is located in the ...

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Climate of Port Elizabeth: when to go to Port Elizabeth

The city of Port Elizabeth is located in the mixed climate zone between the Mediterranean climate and the oceanic climate. This means that the climate of the city has cold but mild winters and hot summers, but not excessively humid ...

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Port Elizabeth: the water sports capital of South Africa

Port Elizabeth is a port city in South Africa located in Algoa Bay along the coast of the Indian Ocean in the Eastern Cape province. The city has over 300 thousand inhabitants. While the metropolitan area exceeds one million inhabitants. ...

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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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The climate of Johannesburg: when to go to Johannesburg

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

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Johannesburg: the economic hub of South Africa

Johannesburg, located in the province of Gauteng, is the most populous city in South Africa with over four million inhabitants (but the metropolitan area reaches eight million). The city is located in the eastern highland of South Africa called 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 ancient farm, declared a national monument, located in the suburbs of Cape Town. The farm lands occupy part of the Cape Peninsula in front of False Bay. Groot Constantia was founded in 1685 by the Dutch ...

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The climate of Durban: when to go to Durban

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

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Durban: beaches and subtropical climate

Durban is an important port city located along the coast of the Indian Ocean in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. This city of South Africa is with about three and a half million inhabitants, the third most populous city in the ...

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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 The Cape of Good Hope was discovered and doubled for the first time, in 1488, by the Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias. Bartolomeu Dias called it “Cape of the Storms” (or “Cabo Tormentoso”). The name of Cape ...

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The climate of Cape Town: 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 capital of the Western Cape province, is the second most populous metropolitan area in South Africa with approximately 4 million inhabitants. It was founded by the Dutch in 1652 as an outpost along the road to 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 place in Cape Town often visited by tourists is the so-called Malay Quarter of Bo-Kaap. This characteristic neighborhood of the city is located along the slopes of Signal Hill, a 350 meters high hill located between the Atlantic Ocean ...

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