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Holiday houses in South Africa – A multitude of cultures and languages
The country South Africa is around 3 times larger than Germany but only has a population of around 50 million. This shows how scarcely populated the country is and how much untouched nature it offers. Therefore a holiday house in South Africa is a great holiday domicile, particularly as there are many national parks with wild animals and breathtaking landscapes. But one thing at a time. There are many reasons for spending a vacation in a holiday home in South Africa. For a start you should know that there is not just one official language but nine tribal languages plus English and Afrikaans. This shows the cultural diversity of the country which is one of the many reasons which make South Africa ideal for a holiday house vacation.
Holiday houses in South Africa – At the Cape of Good Hope
The coastal region around the Cape of Good Hope is ideal for renting a holiday house in South Africa. As notorious and dreaded it used to be with sailors across the globe the more it is suited for a great holiday. This headland at the southern tip of the African continent provides a consistently balanced warm climate which though is frequently interrupted by strong winds. The landscape of this coast is breathtaking and shaped partly by rocky cliffs and partly great white sandy beaches. Whether at the headland of the Cape peninsula or opposite in Pringle Bay, the holiday houses are always in a spectacular location. The metropolis Cape Town also offers several domiciles for holiday makers. By the way, the Cape of Good Hope is dreaded so much as countless rocks lurk just beneath the water surface which used to slash hulls by the dozen and ensured quick sinking.
National parks and wine
The many national parks are spread over the whole country, but the probably best known is the Kruger National Park near the border to Mozambique. The parks are full of wild exotic animals which is great for visitors and huntsmen. The animals and plants you pass seem to come straight from a picture book or of one of the renowned TV documentaries. However, you should not get too close due to safety reasons. Apart from this one can also rent a holiday house in South Africa to explore the fine wines of the more than 300 vineyard estates. The best known wine growing centres are located in the Cape region and include Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Franschhoek and Paarl.
The top rated locations in South Africa
- Cape Town on the South African Atlantic Coast