Did you know Southern Africa

Did you know Southern Africa

Southern Africa is a traveller’s paradise with so much to explore and to see within a region rich in wildlife, fauna and amazing cultural diversity. It is a destination that leaves you spoilt for choice with so many amazing activities and wonderful adventures to be experienced. Each country in the southern region of Africa has its own set of unique attributes that set it apart from the other, how much do you know about each of these wonderful countries…

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West Coast National Park


Did you know in South Africa:

  • The Cape Floral Kingdom has 9,600 plant species, 70% are not found anywhere else in the world. Alone Table Mountain is the home of over 1,500 species of plants, more than the entire United Kingdom.
  • l'Afrique du Sud has the longest wine route in the world, as well as the oldest wine industry outside of Europe.
  • Parc national Kruger, Afrique du Sud supports the greatest variety of wildlife species on the African continent.
  • l'Afrique du Sud has a penguin colony found in Cape Town, which are able to survive due to the cold Antarctic currents on the west coast near the Cape.
  • l'Afrique du Sud has a diverse set of landscapes all rolled into one country from deserts, mountains, escarpments, plateaus, grasslands, bush, wetlands and subtropical forests.Visit South Africa – with our World in One Country Tour
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Cape Floral Kingdom

Did you know in Zimbabwe:

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Chutes Victoria, Zimbabwe

Did you know in Namibie:

  • Around 80% of the country’s terrain consists of deserts.
  • Namibie has the world’s largest population of free ranging cheetahs with more than 50% of the global population.
  • Swakopmund, Namibie is the country’s second largest city and has some of the best-preserved colonial buildings on the African continent.
  • Namibie was the first African country to incorporate protection of the environment into its constitution. The Government of Namibie has reinforced this by giving its rural communities the right to manage their wildlife through communal conservancies.
  • Up to 39% of Namibia’s land is protected by government as National Parks, or by local communities as communal conservancies with 100% of its coastline under some form of protective status.

Visit Namibie – with our Pure Namibia Tour

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Namib dessert

Did you know in Le Botswana:

  • Le Botswana has the highest concentration of game animals in the world as well as being home to the world’s largest population of Elephants.
  • It is home to the largest inland delta in the world which ironically runs into a desert. The Okavango River cuts through the centre of the Kalahari Desert, creating a unique ecosystem that gives life to a huge variety of birds and mammals. The Okavango is a unique safari destination because you can view much of the wildlife from a traditional canoe called a Mokoro.
  • At the confluence of the Chobe River and the fleuve Zambèze four countries meet, one of the only places in the world which this happens. La Zambie, Namibie, Le Botswana et Zimbabwe all meet there.
  • Although being a predominantly flat landscape, the two highest points in Le Botswana are Otse Mountain (1491 metres) and the Tsodilo Hills (1489 metres), which are both taller than Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain (1085 metres). Tsodilo Hills is well-known for its bushmen rock art with approximately over 4 500 paintings being found in the various caves in the hills dating back over hundred thousand years ago.Visit Le Botswana – with our Botswana Untouched Lodge Safari Tour

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    Delta d'Okavango

 

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