For many people, South Africa is a dream destination that has only become what it is today through its turbulent history. Author Christian Selz begins by describing the diversity of South African nature with its breathtaking landscapes and animal inhabitants. He then takes the reader on a journey through the history and the different peoples of the country. Christian Selz also addresses the political, economic and cultural situation and describes the South African way of life. In addition, the country portrait provides detailed background information that explains and elaborates on certain topics, some of which are critical. Finally, there is a special tour of the cities and regions between Cape Town and the Kruger National Park, which is peppered with travel tips.