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Africa is the second largest continent on earth. It consists of 55 countries and has over 1 billion inhabitants. Africa borders the Atlantic Ocean in the west, the Indian Ocean in the east and the Mediterranean Sea in the north. The shortest distance from Europe is on the Strait of Gibraltar (Strait of Gibraltar). Here the distance between the two continents is just 14 kilometres. In its entire length Africa extends over the 3 climate zones tropics, subtropics and the temperate zones. The continent is home to an enormous diversity of plant and animal species. Among the most famous animals are certainly elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, crocodiles, gorillas and chimpanzees. Some African cities such as Cairo, Lagos, Kinshasa, Johannesburg and Luanda are among the largest metropolitan areas in the world.

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Johannesburg – Tourist Attractions & Things to Do (South Africa)

Categories: Travel reports, Africa, South Africa

From the capital Pretoria we drove on to Johannesburg. With a population of just under 1 million and a population of 4.5 million (metropolitan area), the city is the largest city in South Africa and is located at an average altitude of over 1700 meters above sea level. Johannesburg is also one of the largest cities in the world, located neither by the sea, a major river nor any other important body of water.

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Pretoria – Nelson Mandela Statue & Union Buildings (South Africa)

Categories: Travel reports, Africa, South Africa

After 4 eventful days in Kruger National Park, we went first to Pretoria, the capital of South Africa. The climate here is subtropical and the sun shines on an average of 300 days a year. The city has about 750,000 inhabitants and has one of the leading university cities in South Africa. The University of Pretoria and UNISA (University of South Africa) is an all-national university and one of the largest remote universities in the world with over 250,000 students.

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