The Guide to South African Higher Education | 18th Edition

Higher Education in Context

Destination South Africa

By Ms Huba Boshoff, Chair: Publications Committee

Situated at the southernmost part of the African continent, South Africa is a country like no other. It is a country where you can see the Big 5 (the lion, the African elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard, and the rhinoceros), the Small 5 (the ant lion, the leopard tortoise, the elephant shrew, the rhino beetle and the buffalo weaver) and one of the most exquisite floral kingdoms of the world, all in one day. You can wake up to the cry of the fish eagle and go to bed with the chuckle of hyenas right in your backyard. You can drive on wide, tarred highways, all 2 000 kilometres from Musina at the very top of the country to Cape Town at the bottom or join the millions of international travellers who disembark at our airports every year.

Apart from offering a world-class education and vibrant campus life, South Africa is a study destination that will also challenge the senses and the mind with its diversity, its beauty, as well as its complicated past.

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