South Africa is a pretty big country. The 25th biggest in fact. It has a lot of coastline, which means it has a lot of beaches. It is surrounded by two oceans - the South Atlantic and the Indian.
South Africa is a very dry, flat land. In contrast, the eastern coastline is lush and well-watered, which produces a climate similar to the tropics. This means that the majority of people live along the coast.
Because of the stark extremes in geography, from the dry desert to the dense rainforests, South Africa has developed a diverse wildlife, which it is extremely famous for.
Its highest peak is Njesuthi in Drakensberg at 3,408 m