South Africa Travel Guide- South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush Winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.
South African Cuisine
South African cuisine is a unique fusion of many different external cultural influences. Bobotie is a South African dish that has Cape Malay origins. It consists of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping.
South African cuisine is heavily meat-based and has spawned the distinctively SA Social gathering known as a braai, or barbecue. The Cape winelands are some of the most scenic in the world. The best vineyards lying in valleys around Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Barrydale.
Health- South Africa Travel Guide
According to the South African Institute of Race relations, the life expectancy in 2009 was 71 years for a white South African and 48 years for a black South African. The healthcare spending in the country is about 9% of GDP.
About 20% use private healthcare. The rest pay “out of pocket” or through hospital cash plans. The three dominant hospital groups, Mediclinic, Life Healthcare and Netcare, together control 75% of the market. About 84% of the population depend on the public healthcare system, which is beset with chronic human resource shortages and limited resources.
South Africa is home to the third largest hospital in the world, the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
South Africa has the biggest and most high profile HIV epidemic in the world, with an estimated 7.1 million people living with HIV in 2016.