Visit the southernmost country in Africa, and one of the most scenic places on Earth. Discover a nation of over 47 million people, with eleven official languages. Meet Nelson Mandela, the father of modern South Africa, an inspirational symbol of freedom worldwide, and winner of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize. Learn of South Africa’s long and torturous struggle against apartheid. Discover how its rich plant biodiversity and varied landscape distinguishes South Africa as one of the world’s rare "Megadiverse" countries.
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National Geographic Countries of the World: South Africa by Virginia Mace