By Lily Workneh (Sept. 20, 2014) –theGrio.com
Johannesburg, South Africa – When most people think of South Africa, they reflect on the nation’s tremendous apartheid struggle, the liberation movement and its status as the birth nation of one of the world’s greatest leaders, Nelson Mandela.
However, in addition to its rich history, a recent visit to South Africa exposed me to some of the most beautiful landscapes, cities and attractions. It is a land filled with eye-opening experiences, few of which are found anywhere else in the world. Here are five compelling reasons that make South Africa a must-see destination for all globetrotters:
1. Beautiful views and wonderful weather
Spanning over more than 470,000 square miles, South Africa’s vast land is filled with far-stretching farmland, heavily peppered with lively inner cities and surrounded by gorgeous coastlines.
The weather is pleasant and refreshing year-round, but the months following August are ideal times of the year to visit as the country recovers from its mild winter season.
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