South Africa – What A Country

South Africa – what a country. I’m very proudly South African and yes, our economy sucks. And, yes, our politics is… um… laughable (to put it lightly). However, I really do love this country from the bottom of my heart.

We may not have all the incredible historical buildings or cultural history of, say, Europe – we’re a pretty ‘new’ country in that sense; but, boy do we have panache. We are nicknamed the ‘rainbow nation’ because of our 11 official languages and many, many cultures and I am so proud to be a part of it. If you want to meet some interesting people with a great sense of humour – come to South Africa. We’re pretty lovable.

Now, the scenery. Recently I’ve had the privilege of traveling across Europe and the UK and I’ve seen some spectacular sights, but there is nothing quite like coming home to Cape Town and driving past the majestic Table Mountain and looking out over the strikingly blue (and freezing) sea. And this is only one area in South Africa. I’ve been to countless game reserves and national parks and they never fail to amaze me.

Cape Town weather is wonderfully unpredictable and I love it. The summers are not too hot (usually) and the winters are not too cold. Our food – I’m up for a lekker boerewors braai any day (and if you don’t know what that is – find a South African ASAP). I love how passionate we are about Rugby and  braaiing and our slang that makes us so unique.

We so often complain (and yeah I know we do have a lot to complain about at the moment), but looking at all the incredible things about our beautiful country – I am Proudly South African.



2 thoughts on “South Africa – What A Country

  1. I can tell you love your country by the way you so proudly describe it. I suppose if you’re going to live in a place, you do yourself well to find things about it that you love. I feel the same way about the United States. It’s a great country, people problems and all. I especially like living in Indiana; though I wasn’t born here. I can travel anywhere else I like, but now call Indiana home. The state is mostly flat, with areas of hills and valleys. The people tend to be friendly, but you often times must draw them out. I love driving to see, hear, and feel the areas of growth. Indianapolis has become quite the city to visit. Thanks to your post, I can brag back to you about my city, my country, and the love I have for both.


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