South Africa is located at the southern tip of Africa. It is
bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique,
Swaziland and Lesotho (which is completely surrounded by
It is a vast country with widely varying
landscapes and has 11 official languages, as well as an
equally diverse population.
South Africa is renowned for its wines and is the world's
largest producer of gold. South Africa has a strong economy
and is an influential player in African politics.