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Moving to South Africa?
South Africa, the Rainbow Nation, has eleven official names and eleven official
languages and numerous smaller tribes. Inhabited by humans for over one hundred
thousand years, it has some of the oldest archaeological sites in the world. By
the 4th century, Bantu-speaking peoples had moved south of the Limpopo river. Further
south, Xhosa tribes settled around the Great Fish River. These groups existed in
uneasy harmony until the arrival of Portuguese explorers in the late 15th century.
Reaching the southernmost tip of Africa, explorers named it the Cape of Good Hope.
In 1652 the Dutch established Cape Town, transporting slaves from Indonesia, Madagascar
and India to build it. Expanding east, they came up against the Xhosa in a series
of frontier wars. The British took over the colony in 1795 and were soon fighting
on two fronts, as the discovery of extensive gold and diamond reserves triggered
the Boer Wars.
The Union of South Africa was created in 1910. The 1913 Natives’ Land Act severely
restricted “the blacks’” ownership of land, foreshadowing apartheid, a severe form
of racial segregation enforced by the National Party between 1948 and 1994. Whites
got the best of everything while black people had different education and medical
systems, and migration and voting rights were restricted. Massive popular resistance
was led by the African National Congress, labour unions and church groups. The rest
of the world started to pay attention in the early 1960s, with a series of UN resolutions
condemning apartheid; by the late 1980s twenty-five nations had passed various trade
sanctions against South Africa. In 1989 President De Klerk moved to dismantle the
system. Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990 and the first elections
were held in 1994. Since then, the country has been rebuilding itself as a land
of opportunity for all.
It is also a fantastic holiday destination, with a temperate climate and phenomenal
natural and cultural diversity. Frenetic Johannesburg, the economic heart of Africa,
used to be known for its dangers. These days, it’s home to the Apartheid Museum,
Gold Reef City, an amusement park in an old mine, and a buzzing live music scene.
Soweto is the biggest township in the country, a seething muddle of streets that
includes Mandela’s old home and the Hector Petersen Memorial and Museum, which documents
the 1976 Soweto Uprising. If you need to relax after that, Cape Town is stunningly
located with iconic Table Mountain slap bang in the centre of it. Bo-Kaap is a lovely
nineteenth century quarter lined with Dutch and Georgian houses. South of the city,
Cape Point is a stunning but treacherous promontory. Off shore, Robben Island is
the notorious prison where Mandela spent twenty-seven years.
For most people, the high point of a visit to South Africa is in one of the national
parks. The savannahs of Kruger National Park are justifiably renowned, home to scores
of elephants, lions and a cast of thousands of other game roaming the plains. Addo
Elephant Park is less visited but has as a wide a variety of animals – elephants
predominate, of course. Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park has elating scenery – massive
spires, rock buttresses, wide grasslands, glorious waterfalls, rivers, pools and
fern-carpeted forests – and is a paradise for hiking. The Wild Coast region on the
Eastern Cape is one of the most unspoilt areas, with pristine beaches, undulating
hills and lush forest. It’s largely populated by Xhosa. In the harsh Kalahari Desert,
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is the place to see cheetahs.