South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush wine lands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.
We visited South Africa in December 2013/January 2014 to bring in the new year. We stayed at the Hilton Cape Town City Centre. We explored Cape Town, including Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point, Table Mountain, Boulders Beach and saw many African Penguins, Cape Big 5 Safari, Cape Wheel, relaxed on the beautiful beach, did lots of shopping at the Church Street Antique Market, and of course visited Robben Island.