South Africa is a land of exceptional natural beauty and cultural variety, a "rainbow nation" packed with important historical landmarks, myriad activities and unsurpassable wildlife. The new edition of Insight Guide South Africa provides both inspiration and practical guidance for a visit, with its combination of lavish full-colour photos that show off the country's incredible scenery and detailed information on what makes this powerhouse country what it is.The Best of South Africa section guides you to all the must-see sights and quintessential experiences, while fascinating features explore topics from the importance of sport to the country's superlative flora and fauna. Coverage of key subjects including Nelson Mandela and life in townships adds cultural understanding. Our expert author takes you through all the sights, from the fabulous city of Cape Town and nearby Cape Winelands to spotting the Big Five at Kruger Park and Pilanesberg Game Reserve, as well as more sober sites such as Robben Island, taking in wild beaches, vineyards, high-octane thrill-seeking and scenic train journeys. Maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information. A comprehensive Travel Tips section provides the travel advice you need to plan your trip.