Golden sunshine, spectacular wildlife and an outstanding coastline await you in South Africa, the shining beacon of African progress. South Africa has worked hard as a nation – one nation – to put its past behind it and look to the future. There has never been a better time to visit one of the world’s most naturally beautiful countries than right now.
After the success of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa has basked in the international spotlight for all of the right reasons. Who can fail to be impressed by the vastness of the Kruger National Park, the experience of looking a lion in the eyes or witnessing a herd of Elephants in motion?
And who could pass up the first sip of a crisp Chenin Blanc direct from a Stellenbosch vineyard? South African wines are gaining a great international reputation and there is nowhere better to try them than fresh at a winery. Well... perhaps in one of Cape Town’s glamorous restaurants. South African cuisine mixes European tastes with authentic African techniques and ingredients. The result is exceptional food at a great price.
South Africa’s cities are melting pots of cultures, flavours and societies. The transition from apartheid to democracy has sometimes been a tough one and the process is still ongoing, but the mix of cultures in Cape Town and Durban makes for an exciting urban experience, at once somewhat western and proudly African. The journey between the two cities is spectacular. Travel the “The Garden Route” along the fertile Indian Ocean coastline and explore of kilometres of untouched beaches, lush hills and paradisiacal surf towns. Jeffrey’s Bay is possibly the finest of the lot: an idyllic place to study English.
As the Cape of Good Hope overlooks the meeting of two oceans, South Africa is a meeting point of cultures and languages. Learn English in South Africa with ESL and discover a nation in bloom.