Africa occupies the southern tip of Africa, its
long coastline stretching more than 2 500km from the desert
border with Namibia on the Atlantic coast southwards around
the tip of Africa and then north to the border with subtropical
Mozambique on the Indian Ocean.
The eastern coastline is lush and well watered, a stranger
to frost. The southern coast, part of which is known as the
Garden Route, is rather less tropical but also green, as is
the Cape of Good Hope - the latter especially in winter. This
south-western corner of the country (Cape Town) has a Mediterranean
KwaZulu-Natal boasts a world-renowned feature of its northern
coastline, the St Lucia Estuary: the Greater St Lucia Wetlands
Park is a World Heritage Site
Mpumalanga lies in the east of South Africa, a subtropical
Lowveld/Bushveld area with the southern half of the Kruger
National Park along its eastern border. Its capitol Nelspruit,
is situated in the heart of the Lowveld citrus area.
Africa is currently one of the most popular travel destinations
in the world.