Africa has a temperate climate and is known for its long sunny days. Most of the provinces have summer rainfall, except for the Western Cape (winter rainfall). Winter is from May to August; Spring from September to October; Summer from November to February and Autumn is from March to April.
There are several currencies throughout each country in Africa. The South African Rand (ZAR) is used around South Africa, and the CFA Franc is one of the most widely used currencies throughout the continent. Ensure to check the country you are visiting as the currency use does vary.
Almost 80% of South Africa's population is Christian. Other major religious groups include Hindus, Muslims, Jews and Buddhists.
Couples will love
The privacy and seclusion of Africa. Travel companies offer supreme romantic safari packages in some of the countries most lavish travel lodges. Experience the scenery, wildlife and enjoy the rich wine and gourmet food.
Best time to go
Late October to February is a great time to visit the Sahara and Central Africa (although be prepared for cold nights) and you can also enjoy the warm summer days of southern Africa or beachcomb along the West African coast.