South Africa is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. The country is bordered to the north by Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, to the east by Mozambique and Swaziland. The independent state of Lesotho is completely enclosed by South Africa.
CapitalPretoria, Bloemfontein, Kaapstad
time differenceUTC +2
South Africans are known for their love of barbecue (braai in Afrikaans). South African dishes such as boerewors, sosatie and mielies are grilled on the braai. Meats such as steak, chicken, pork chops, mutton and lamb chops are also barbecued. On September 24, South Africa celebrates multicultural Heritage Day, also known as National Braai Day. Patron of this day is Archbishop Desmond Tutu.