Holiday in South Africa include not only the celebration of special occasions, but also a wide variety of vacation opportunities. The diversity is particularly high in this country, when they officially uses 11 different languages. The major languages spoken in South Africa are English and Afrikaans. About 80 percent of the population is dark-skinned.
The official South African holidays include the world known as New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day. Other holidays that are more specific for South Africa include Human Rights Day (March 21) Family Day (Monday immediately after Easter Sunday) Freedom Day (April 27) Labor Day (May 1) Young people today (June 16) the National women’s Day (August 9) Heritage day (May 24) day of Atonement (December 16) and the day of Goodwill (December 25) Since 1994, election day also officially been a public holiday.
During the holidays in South Africa, some tourist attractions, but also basic services such as mail be restricted or closed. Thus it must be planning to visit the country on or around one of the major holidays take this into account.
Holiday experiences in South Africa range from rustic safari and shark tank diving to luxury accommodation, tours and exotic food. People do not usually think of safari when they hear about South Africa. However, the country can offer the best animal experiences, not only on the continent but throughout the world. In contrast, safaris in the less developed nations, are safaris in South Africa often more “luxurious”. Those who want to go out in the real bush will probably be better suited to a holiday in Botswana, Kenya or Tanzania. The less harsh conditions typically associated with South African Safaris makes these experiences more accessible to a wider range of people, including the elderly.
Johannesburg is one of the most important cities that should be part of the South African holiday experience. The city is home to one of the top 50 largest urban population in the world. Metropolitan area has about 7.1 million inhabitants and the South African Constitutional Court is also located here. Johannesburg is the largest city in the world that is not located near a coastline, lake or river. In addition it is home to a large-scale gold and diamond trade, which can be an advantage for visitors who want to buy beautiful jewelry at an affordable price.
Johannesburg, like the rest of South Africa, in that part of the world that has its summer between October and April and winter from May to September. Sunny days provide excellent opportunities to explore the city and its surroundings, but the nights can be quite chilly. Yet it is rarely extreme temperatures in one direction or the other in Johannesburg. The average maximum summer temperature is 25 degrees and the lowest reported winter temperature was -8 degrees in 1979. Frost winters are much more common than snow or icy rain, but when snow and ice can occur in Johannesburg so it is best to plan your vacation accordingly.
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