South Africa has a booming economy which makes it ideal for business travellers. The country is a major exporter of both diamonds and gold and the world famous diamond company De Beers originated in South Africa.
In terms of tourism South Africa is also thriving and another of the country's major exports - wine - is also a draw for visitors who can take tours of the famous Capelands vineyards. With miles of coastline and beaches South Africa has amazing water sports, particularly surfing. But of course the main reason why tourists go to South Africa is for safaris and the country has all of the Big Five Game animals - lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo and rhinos. In fact South Africa can even claim to have a Big Seven with whales and great white sharks included. With over 20,000 species of plants as well, South Africa is rated as one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world.
South Africa is also a popular winter destination for tourists. As it is in the southern hemisphere South Africa has its summer when people in Europe and North America are experiencing winter.