The people of South Africa make up a vibrant, eclectic, colourful, and diverse nation. What more could be expected from a country with eleven official languages, and a national anthem sung in five of those eleven languages?
The South African flag is a merriment of stunning colour, from the bright red, blue and green, bordered by white, to the yellow strip, framing the deep black – our unique flag is testament to our people. South Africa has seen Dutch colonizers, where the Afrikaans heritage can be traced back to; the country has also seen British colonizers hit her shores, and the power of the iconic Zulu and Xhosa tribes; the country has had Indian and Malaysian slaves arrive in KwaZulu-Natal and the Cape, and has seen the native Khoi people dispatched, the lines on their faces telling the stories of a South Africa of long ago.
The country has seen pain, hatred, and evil, but has given back love, peace, and resilience embodied in Nelson Mandela and Sara Baartman. South Africa is now a mixture of cultures, a mixture of races, and a mixture of beauty, all making up one Rainbow Nation. Drift away from your idea of a traditional South African holiday, where our wildlife hogs the spotlight, and discover the broader, lesser known, side to South Africa.