South Africa stretches from the hippos in Limpopo River to the penguins waddling on the Cape, befits its position at the southern end of the world's most epic continent, with more types of terrain than photographer can shake their zoom lens at.
Capital: Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Cape Town
Languages: Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, and English etc 11 languages
Currency: South African rand (ZAR)
Calling code: +27
Time zone: UTC+2
Flight time: Direct flight from Hong Kong to Johannesburg about 13 hours 10 minutes