South Africa is, as it name would suggest, the southern most country in Africa. It has a population of 53 million people and has traditionally had very strong links to Europe. It was European interest in South Africa that led to the now infamous Boer war between the British “Red Jackets” and the Boer made up of Dutch, Flemish, German and French natives living in South Africa. Many such wars were waged for control of South Africa’s mineral wealth and of course for a strategic port en route to the far east. South Africa, until recently, implemented a legalised method of racial segregation known as “Apartheid”.  Essentially white, non native settlers enjoyed a far higher standard of living than native black people. This ended in the early 90’s. South Africa today implements a policy of racial equality allowing it to trade without restriction across the globe. Its total GDP is $596 billion and a per capita GDP of $11,525. For the visitor South Africa really does have everything from the mountains of the Draakensburg to the beaches along the coast. Many National parks now exist across South Africa allowing tourists to view the Rhino, Girrafe, Elephants, Cheetah, Leopard, Hippopotamus and Lions. Kruger National park is one of the largest, and Phinda one of the most luxurious. Other must attractions that shouldn’t be missed in South Africa include: Whale Watching in Hermanus Skydiving in Plettenburg Bay Visit the Battlefields of Natal Take a trip up Table Mountain Visit the wine region of Stellenbosch and Franschoek Take a boat out to Robben Island, where Mandela was kept prisoner. Travel to Cape Point. Visit a diamond mine in Kimberley. Execflyer operate private jet aircraft into Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town, East London, George, Kimberley and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. For more information on private jet charter flights and helicopter flights to South Africa please contact our team on +44 (0)1252 416343 or email fly@execflyer.com