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The climate of Bloemfontein: when to go to Bloemfontein

The city of Bloemfontein is located on a plateau about 1,400 meters high on the edge of the semi-arid region of the Karoo. Bloemfontein therefore has a semi-arid climate characterized by hot summer days with rains that occur through frequent ...

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Bloemfontein: the judicial capital of South Africa

The city of Bloemfontein is located on a plateau about 1,400 meters high. This city is the capital of the Free State province and also the judicial capital of South Africa. The city was founded in 1846. Between 1854 and ...

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Augrabies Falls and the Orange River Gorge

Augrabies Falls, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Augrabies Falls National Park is located 120 km west of the city of Upington in the Northern Cape region of South Africa. The park, which was established in 1966, occupies an area of 55,383 hectares along the course of the ...

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Cape Agulhas: the southernmost point of the Africa

Cape Agulhas, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Cape Agulhas is the southernmost point of the African continent. This is in fact not the Cape of Good Hope, as is often mistakenly believed. The southernmost point of Africa is located at a latitude of 34°49’58″ south and a ...

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The climate of South Africa: when to go to South Africa

Namaqualand, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini..

South Africa has a temperate type of climate. South Africa’s climate varies according to distance from the sea, altitude and the presence of hot and cold sea currents. These currents are cold, along the coast washed by the Atlantic ocean, ...

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South Africa tourist attractions: what to see in South Africa

West Coast National Park, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

South Africa is often referred to as the world in a country, and this is really true, the variety of landscapes, places and populations is truly impressive. South Africa has unique tourist attractions. The country has typical African environments, but ...

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South Africa: the landscapes of the world in a nation

Cederberg, South Africa. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini...

South Africa (Republic of South Africa/Republiek van Suid-Afrika) is a republic in Southern Africa, washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the west and by those of the Indian Ocean to the east. To the north it borders ...

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The climate of Zimbabwe: when to go to Zimbabwe

The climate of Zimbabwe is tropical, temperate by altitude, with two very different seasons, a cool and dry season from April to October and a rainy, hot and humid, season from November to March. The areas of the country exposed ...

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Zimbabwe: waterfalls, ancient civilizations and wildlife parks

Zimbabwe (Republic of Zimbabwe) is a presidential republic in southern Africa, formerly the British colony of South Rhodesia, which was ruled by a white minority until 1980. The country’s capital is the city of Harare, formerly known by the name ...

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The climate of Tunisia: when to go to Tunisia

Tunisia has three types of climate: Mediterranean climate in its northern area, semi-arid climate in the central regions and desertic climate in the far south. A CLIMATE THAT CHANGES FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE TO THE DESERT CLIMATE The north of ...

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Tunisia: desert, history and archeology

Tunisia (Al-Jumhūrīya at-Tūnusīya/Republic of Tunisia) is a presidential republic in North Africa. The country is washed in the east and north by the Mediterranean Sea and is bordered to the south-east by Libya, to the south-west and west by Algeria. ...

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Praslin: the island of the Vallée de Mai and the Coco de Mer

Praslin, with an area of 44 sq km, is the second largest island in the Seychelles. This island is located 40 km north-west of Mahé. It can be reached from Mahé with only 15 minutes by air flight, or 3 ...

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La Digue: the most traditional island of all Seychelles

La Digue (10 sq km) is the fourth largest island in the Seychelles archipelago. About 2,000 inhabitants live on this island. The island owes its name to the sailing ship of the French commander Marion Dufresne who landed on the ...

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The climate of the Seychelles: when to go to the Seychelles

Located in the western Indian ocean, the Seychelles islands are located just south of the equator, and have an equatorial / tropical climate. The temperatures undergo minimal seasonal variations but are mitigated by the breath of the monsoon winds. These ...

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Seychelles: granite and coral islands rich in beaches

The Seychelles (Republic of Seychelles/République des Seychelles/Repiblik Sesel) are an archipelago made up of islands located in the Indian Ocean. They are located to the east of the East African coast and to the north of Madagascar. THE GEOGRAPHY OF ...

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Climate of São Tomé and Príncipe: when to go to São Tomé

Sao Tome and Principe is located close to the equator, the equator passes to the extreme south of the island of São Tomé in correspondence of Ilheu das Rolas. The position of the two islands make that the climate of ...

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São Tomé and Príncipe: the islands of cocoa and coffee

São Tomé and Príncipe is an island nation of Equatorial Africa, ancient Portuguese colony since the XVth century, is formed by the two islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, located in the Gulf of Guinea near the Equator and far ...

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The climate of Rwanda: when to go to Rwanda

The climate of Rwanda, a country located at high altitudes, between 950 meters of the River Rusizi and 4,507 meters of Mount Karisimbi, is an equatorial climate of altitude, moderate and very pleasant. The climate is mostly influenced by altitude, but in ...

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Rwanda: lakes, plateaus, volcanoes and gorillas

Rwanda (Republika y’u Rwanda/République Rwandaise/Republic of Rwanda) is a presidential republic of Central Africa, whose capital is Kigali. It used to be a part of German East Africa, became a League of Nations Mandate entrusted to Belgium after the First ...

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The climate of Reunion: when to go to Reunion

The climate of Reunion is tropical hot and humid, but varies greatly depending on the height and exposure to prevailing winds. On the island exist two distinct seasons, the hot and humid rainy season, which runs from December to February ...

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Reunion: a volcanic island rich in natural beauty

Reunion is an island in the Indian Ocean situated 700 km east of Madagascar and 200 km south-west of the island of Mauritius. The island is a French overseas department and is therefore part of the European Union. The capital ...

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Naukluft Mountains: a rocky massif in Namibia

Naukluft Mountains (Naukluftberge), Namib-Naukluft N.P., Namibia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The easternmost part of the Namib-Naukluft National Park is formed by the mountains of the Naukluft. This is a mountainous massif that dominates the stony plains of central Namib. The scenario that presents itself to the traveler is surprisingly beautiful: ...

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Sossusvlei dunes: pools of water in the desert

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

One of the major attractions of Namib-Naukluft National Park is the occasional pools of water in Sossusvlei. These scenic pools of water are surrounded by the high red dunes of the Namib desert. Due to the picturesque contrast that exists ...

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Namib Desert: the highest dunes in the world

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

The Namib-Naukluft National Park, whose original core was founded in 1907 by the German colonial administration and subsequently enlarged, is today among the largest protected natural areas on the African continent (49,768 sq km). The landscapes that can be admired ...

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Namib Rand: a private nature reserve

Namib Rand, Namibia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

The Namib Rand Nature Reserve is located in central and southern Namibia, between Sesriem and Helmeringhausen. This reserve covers an area of 172,200 hectares and is probably the largest private natural reserve in all of southern Africa. The reserve borders, ...

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Fish River Canyon: the largest canyon in Africa

Fish River Canyon, Namibia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

Located in southern Namibia, the Fish River Canyon National Park is one of (many) places that make a trip to Namibia particularly fascinating and interesting. The canyon can be reached from Keetmanshoop along a beautiful dirt road during the dry ...

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The climate of Namibia: when to go to Namibia

Namib Rand, Namibia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Namibia is an arid area of southern Africa, its climate is semi-desert, with cool nights and hot days, the hottest months are between December and March. There are two rainy seasons, one of the short rains between October and December ...

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Namibia: natural parks, deserts and plateaus

Kokerboom (Aloe dichotoma), Namibia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Namibia (Republic of Namibia) is a presidential republic of Southern Africa, washed to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, bordered to the north by Angola, to the north-east by Zambia and Zimbabwe, to the east by Botswana and to the ...

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The climate of Mauritius: when to go to Mauritius

The climate of Mauritius is tropical warm, tempered by the trade winds from the southeast. The direction from which the trade winds greatly influence the amounts of rain falling on the island, the eastern part of the island is considerably ...

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Mauritius tourist attractions: what to see in Mauritius

The island of Mauritius is one of the tropical paradises of the Indian Ocean, the island is full of tourist attractions. The island is known for attractions such as its sea and beaches. But Mauritius offers tourists much more, its ...

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