The Republic of South Africa is a country located at the southern tip of the African continent. South Africa has a great variety of climate zones, from the extreme desert of the Kalahari near Namibia to lush subtropical climate along the border with Mozambique.
The interior of South Africa is a giant, mountainous, and sparsely populated scrubland Karoo plateau, which is drier towards the north-west along the Kalahari desert. In contrast, the eastern coastline is lush and well-watered which produces a climate similar to the tropics. The extreme south west has a climate remarkably similar to that of the Mediterranean with wet winters and hot, dry summers. This area also produces much of South Africa's wine.
These photos are scanned from paper pictures that I took when in S. Africa back in 1996-97. Not great quality and undoubtedly things have changed a lot since then, but for what it's worth ... here they are.