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Visit South Africa

For Geography Class

Kylie Fultineer

on 15 June 2011

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Transcript of Visit South Africa

Visit South Africa! Take Risks Beautiful Breathtaking Geography Located at the southern tip of Africa 1.2 million sq km 9 Provinces 3 capitals: Capetown, Bloemfontein, and Pretoria Many Different climate types Overall considered semi-arid Tourism Biggest neighbor is the ocean Marion and Prince Edward islands 2 major rivers The Limpopo The Orange History San people were the first settlers The Dutch East India Company landed the first European settlers on the Cape of Good Hope in 1652 launching a colony that by the end of the 18th century numbered only about 15,000 As early as 1795 the settlers tried to gain independence Britain took permanent possession in 1815 Many settlers made the "great trek" north and east is 1833 Discovery of diamonds in 1867 and gold nine years later Prime minister Rhodes sparked a rebellion War with Boers broke out in 1899. The Boers were defeated in 1902 Led to the union of South Africa South Africa's Independence is Tarnished by Apartheid Apartheid is Abolished; Mandela Becomes President Mbeki Takes Over From Mandela Motlanthe Serves as "Interim" President; Opposition to the ANC Grows Zuma Assumes the Presidency South Africa is better then ever Cape Town Beautiful Beaches Nightlife Shopping Scenic Beauty Winelands Wine and Cuisine The Garden Route "Eden" Johanesburg "City of Gold" Kruger National Park Safaris Durban Beach Robben Island Soweto Blyde River Canyon Wild Coast Safari Shark swimming Shopping Surfing Culture 11 official languages 45 million people "Geselligheid" District 9
High profile movie Future Four free elections Continues growth Growing Tourism Nelson Mandela
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