Several mistakes about South Africa

Many tourists think that South Africa does not have snow, even only in summer, but in fact it is not.

South Africa is a region, not a country

Many South African tourists who travel abroad get the question: “Which country are you from South Africa?”. Meanwhile, South Africa is also the name of a country located in southern Africa. The continent has more than 50 countries, including the southern region including Botswana, Lesoto, Namibia, Swaziland and South Africa.

South Africa is never cold

In fact, winter still exists in this country, usually starting from May to August. Before traveling to South Africa, don’t forget to see the weather forecast as Cape Town is very wet in the winter. Johannesburg is again characterized by thunderstorms in the summer, while Karoo also has harsh winter days.

Wild animals walk freely

When you first arrived in South Africa, the question you often asked was: “Where is the wild animal?”. The natural world here is rich with animals like elephants, monkeys, penguins, jaguars. However, visitors will not be able to see a lion walking on the street or people riding elephants to work, they have been isolated in a safe area. So to see wild animals, visit nature reserves throughout South Africa.

Local people speak African languages

African is not a language. The country of South Africa has 11 official languages ​​and most people can speak two of the total. English is very popular in South Africa, so you don’t need to worry about getting lost because you don’t know the language.

Country with only black people living

White people make up a small portion of South Africa’s population (about 8% in 2017 statistics). Most of them are of Dutch, German, English and French. After the Apartheid regime collapsed, Bishop Desmond Tutu named South Africa a rainbow country to indicate the harmony of skin, race and culture of different groups of people living together in one country.