Located at the southern tip of Africa. It has 2,798 kilometres of coastline that stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian oceans.
A subtropical location, moderated by ocean on three sides of the country and the altitude of the interior plateau, account for the warm temperate conditions so typical of South Africa – and so popular with its foreign visitors.
There is a striking contrast between temperatures on the country's east and west coasts, due respectively to the warm Agulhas and cold Benguela Currents that sweep the coastlines.
The culture of South Africa is known for its ethnic and cultural diversity with 51.7 million people with a wide variety of langauges and religeous beliefs. Welcome to the rainbow nation!
Sitting directly in the path of the Roaring 40s this is one of the most consistent areas in the world. Split into three main areas, the western Cape Town side, the south facing which holds J Bay and the Garden Route towards and the east around Durban where the city beaches can produce epic, glassy barrels.
Travelling to South Africa in the summer months you will need a 3.2 steamer to keep warm on the Atlantic side , board shorts or a spring suit is sufficient on the Indian Ocean side. In the winter months include a 4.3 steamer for the Atlantic side and a 3.2 steamer for the Indian side.