Get to Know South Africa
South Africa is famous for its sun-soaked beaches, vast game reserves, and exceptional opportunities to indulge in wine tasting, hiking, and museum hopping. The country is a land of extraordinary natural wealth and variety. One recent ecological survey ranked it as the third-most important country in the world for biodiversity.
The Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhino) roam freely through South Africa’s premier safari destination, the iconic Kruger National Park, along with a host of other iconic large mammals.
South Africa is even more remarkable when it comes to smaller creatures – it’s home to more endemic and near-endemic bird species than any other African country. At the same time, the tiny Cape Floral Kingdom contains around five percent of the world’s plant species.