The 24th September is Heritage Day in South Africa… a day when we need to stop, to take a minute to be grateful for and appreciate our beautiful country and home.
In very few words – this is why we love it:
Here’s to Nelson Mandela, Dr. Christian Barnard, Steve Biko, Desmond Tutu, Francois Pienaar, the man on the street, the farm worker, the taxi driver, the game ranger, the waiter, the pilot, the street cleaner… and so many more great South Africans!
A more temperate climate you couldn’t hope for. It’s hot and sunny most of the time and when cold only cold enough to have a glass of red wine by the fire.
From the mountains; Drakensberg, Witteberg and Table Mountain; to the oceans, Indian and Atlantic; there are so many adventures to be had.
A rich history and culture:
A vibrant, colourful nation packed with diverse and charismatic cultures, people, history, traditions, beliefs and a wonderful sense of humour.
11 official languages:
From Tswana, to Sesotho, to Afrikaans, to Xhosa and so many more there are so many powerful languages and words. There is such identity and belonging in brilliant words such as ayoba, padkos, howzit, mzansi, just now and lekker.
From the Karoo to the Kalahari to the Kruger there is so much space to roam and so much that is still wild and free. The horizons are endless and sunsets to die for that you can’t possibly tire of.
An abundance of wildlife:
Under the sea, on the land and in the sky, our beautiful country is teeming with thousands of species of birds, mammals and fish… it’s impossible to see them all!
A love for sport and activities:
From surfing, to hiking, to rugby, to cricket, to soccer, to running, to shark cage diving and yoga we have it all.
A feast of flora and Fauna
South Africa is home to thousands of plant and trees species. From the Cape floral kingdom, to savannah grasslands, to mountain forests, to thorn trees and elegant baobabs you are never without its beauty.
Delicious food and wine
Whether it’s a snack, a braai or a luxury six course meal the mouth-watering delicacies on offer are infinite. As a first-time visitor be sure to try biltong, slap chips, droewors, bobotie, koeksisters and milk tart.
There are so many more reasons why this beautiful nation deserves to be honoured, recognized and visited. Thank you #Mzansi (South Africa) today we salute you.
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