South Africa is one of the top safari destinations in the world offering a large number of private game reserves and home to one of the biggest game reserves, the world-famous Kruger National Park. South Africa is an all year round safari destination and perfect for your first safari visit to Africa, a African safari honeymoon or family safari as you always guaranteed excellent game viewing any time of the year.
A South African safari at any of the private game reserves in South Africa is best combined with destinations such as Cape Town, Victoria Falls, a Beach Resort in Mauritius or Mozambique and even a Botswana Safari, as this will give you the best African travel experience Southern Africa has to offer you.
Your African safaris all about the game drives you will experience each day while on safari as they take place each morning and evening in open Land Rovers which drive off road through a wide variety of habitats, allowing you to get the best possible game viewing experience while on safari.
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Sports and nature
Sports in South Africa have a passionate following, although they remain largely divided along ethnic lines. Soccer, Cricket and Rugby are the most popular sports. Soccer is particularly popular amongst blacks who constitute the majority of the population. The national soccer team is nicknamed Bafana Bafana (meaning the boys, the boys). South Africa hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the first one hosted in Africa. Cricket is traditionally the sport of the British diaspora and Indian South African communities, although it is now followed by members of all races. The national cricket team is nicknamed The Proteas. Rugby is very popular, especially among persons of Afrikaner descent. The national rugby union team, The Springboks, have enjoyed considerable success since the early 20th Century, including two Rugby World Cup victories in 1995 & 2007. Other popular sports include: boxing, hockey, tennis, golf, surfing, netball and running.
Here is a list of Nightlife activities in South Africa: http://www.capetownmagazine.com/clubs/52
Culture and history
List of cultural activities: http://www.southafrica.net/za/en/top10/entry/top-10-activities-in-south-africa