Saturday, December 6, 2008

Welcome to South Africa

By now you must have heard that South Africa is a beautiful county. Yes that is true I live here and therefore I also believe that South Africa is beautiful. Why? Because we have the biggest diversity of landscapes from Rainforests and Bushveld to Deserts. The Big Five Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Leopard all lives here and you can see all of them on one holiday in the Kruger National Park if you lucky or with a good touring glide. Well if you do miss out on seeing them in the Kruger National Park you can see them in some private parks or even in one of the local zoos. I was so far unlucky to see all five in the Kruger National Park because a Leopard is a shy animal and most of the time hunt at night.

I have been asked if the wild animals walk around where we live. The answer is NO They live in big Game reserves some private and some not. The only place where wild animals like Elephants and Loins do walk loose that I know of, is north of South Africa in the Nothing parts of Namibia and Botswana. We also have a lot of animals that you will see only in South Africa or Africa.

The people around here: We have 11 official languages in South Africa but if you do speak English 98% of the people will understand you. Netherlands can be understood by Afrikaans speaking people if they listen very careful to you when you speak slowly in Netherlands.

Crime is just as bad as any were in the world. Never leave you luggage unattended and keep your money at a save place on you. Never wander of into suburbs that are not on you touring plans and first ask advice at information centers before going into rural areas.

If you not sure about your tour plan you may asked me and I will tell you if I will go there or not to give you an idea of save places to go to. I will most probably put my answer in the blog for others to read.

This was my first Blogging on this Blog and I hope you will enjoy it and you time in South Africa.


Scott McLean said...

Hi Willie,
I like your blog and want to know more about South Africa. Hope you have a good day!


The Logisitician said...

Good solid info. Liked it. Not too complicated or busy. Liked your articles - direct, to the point and factually, not emotionally, based. Good stuff, keep it up.

P.S. The genocide question will not be addressed by the west. From their perspective, they have no dog in the fight.

Real Estate RI & MA said...

I love the information. It must be nice to live in Africa. I know of some friends who visited and they loved it. Maybe I can get there some day. Really enjoy your blog.