South Africa occupies the southern tip of Africa, its long coastline stretching more than 2,500 kilometres from the desert border with Namibia on the Atlantic coast southwards around the tip of Africa and then north to the border with subtropical Mozambique on the Indian Ocean. South Africa is a varied country and has the third-highest level of biodiversity in the world. In fact, it is the only country to contain an entire floral kingdom of its own – the fynbos of the Western Cape has more plant species than the whole British Isles or New Zealand. Tourists also flock to Cape of Good Hope every year to witness the beautiful scenery at the edge of Africa and the zone where Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. South Africa is more than a cultural melting pot, it's a big warm potjie of culture, full of different ingredients and yummy surprises, developing its rich flavour over centuries. Get a taste of cultural alphabet soup from archaeology to Zulu. With 11 official languages and a huge gap between rich and poor, South Africa has one of the most diverse populations in the world and the new freedoms of post-apartheid South Africa have brought new life to its people. South African food celebrates our rich heritage and natural bounty of seafood, meat, game and plants, while South African wine has earned rave reviews internationally for 300 years. There is a strong cultural tradition, from ancient san rock art in caves and mountains around the country, to music pulsing through the people’s vein: from early missionary hymns and jazz to kwela, kwaito, mbaqanga and bubblegum pop, South African musicians have always given international trends an unmistakable flavour of their own.
Literally a ?Stones Throw? away from the St Francis Bay canals and mountain with canal views, you will find The Tin Shack offering self catering accommodation and small conference facilities. Take a walk on a pristine beach or go boating on the Kromme River and cruise the canals of St Francis Bay waterways. READ MORE
Birches and Willows Bed and Breakfast in Underberg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa offers luxurious rooms, well appointed and designed to international standards, they are serviced daily and provide a comfortable and wonderful stay for the discerning. This six hectare riverfront estate with private garden brings you tranquil country living in a corner of the uKhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage Park with the cascading Umzimkulu river on one side, and there are a host of wonderful activities, cultural pursuits and self drive adventures to explore. Birches and Willows Bed and Breakfast also offers a luxurious self-catering suite for longer stays, and it comes with kitchenette, a king size bed and queen size sleeper couch, ideal for the traveler who wants to combine a bed and breakfast and self-catering stay.READ MORE
Weddings on the beach at Die Strandloper in Langebaan successfully cater from 20 -200 guests with ease, offering a venue on the beach with ambiance, charm and location. The use of the venue is free and Die Strandloper has their own licensed preacher who will marry the happy couple under an arch. The food is a seafood extravaganza and there is a licensed bar. READ MORE
Marimba Restaurant in Cape Town, RSA, is where locals and international visitors can experience true Africa and the unique flavours of African cuisine. Your culinary adventure starts with traditional African bread which is served in individual earthenware pots, after which your friendly host will introduce you to an exciting Marimba feast
of game, juicy beef and poultry as well as offerings of Cape Town's renowned fresh seafood, all served with freshly prepared vegetables and salads and to round off your feast of African cuisine, there are a selection of decadent desserts to choose from. There are several dining areas at our uniquely decorated restaurant that include an outdoor terrace, a cigar bar and an indoor gallery or cafe. And, of course, not to be forgotten is the live music performed on the Marimba, a traditional wooden African xylophone.
The Strandloper Trail running from Kei Mouth to Gonubie - truly a spectacular trail. Silver beaches and pit-stop hotels, the trail takes in estuaries, high cliffs with panoramic views and coastal forests which buzz with birds and insects - a complete Strandloper experience.READ MORE