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South Africa: Travel the Rainbow Nation
iOS Universal Travel
••• Mandela's country: Where even the sun dances •••
South Africa inspired Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. It has four Nobel Peace Prize laureates, and two Nobel Literature awardees: South Africa challenges and excites. South Africa is a place of great beauty, divergent landscapes, incredible wildlife and an amazing array of activities in perfect sunshine year-round. It has one of the world's eight great floral kingdoms and some of the last of the world's endangered species.
You'll be surprised at how sophisticated the country and it's people are. South Africans tend to be tolerant and friendly, with great self-deprecating humor. Michael Kors says the best hotel in the world is here - in a wildlife reserve. Michael Jackson loved it, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie travel here often, so does Leonardo di Caprio.
As a business destination it is a leader in global telecommunications and medical science and has some of the world's greatest reserves of gold, chrome, diamonds, titanium and other important resources. And this is a nation mad about sport, hiking, eating out and drinking some of the world's best beer, wines and fruit juices.
• Each entry has 10 or more photographs
• How to get close to a lion, Great White shark or elephant and stay alive
• Multiple entries on business, business organizations, business schools, etc.
• Information on mining, the film and ad industries, agiculture, rail, air travel, etc.
• Dinosaurs to early man, Africanist heroes to museums
• Plentiful information on sports including extreme sports
•Best places to stay and dine at for the romantic, the backpacker, the family or the business traveler
• Lots of quirky fun information you'll get nowhere else ...
••• About the Author •••
Charlene Smith is a multi-award winning writer. Author of 15 books, and contributor to a dozen more, she has written two authorized biographies on Nelson Mandela. She has also helped make four television documentaries on Nelson Mandela, two for Canadian Broadcasting, and one of which won awards.
South African-born she has traveled the world. As a journalist she has covered conflict in southern Africa, south-east Asia and Latin America. She also lived and worked (as a journalist) in Japan and Argentina before finally settling in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has written travel articles for books and newspapers including Lonely Planet, Independent newspapers and others. She has worked in television for CBS 60 Minutes, ABC Nightline, BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, NHK and more. Charlene Smith was the first woman, and youngest-ever, manager of SAfm, the largest English radio station in South Africa. She has also worked as an assistant editor of South Africa's four biggest business publications.
••• About Sutro Media •••
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