South Africa
 
Capital                               Pretoria
Area                                  1 221 041 km2
Boundaries                         4 862 km
Elevation                            highest point Njesuthi 3408 m (Drakensberg Mountains, Kwa Zulu Natal)
Population                          48.7 m (2008)
Urban population                 60.7%
Life expectancy                   50 years (2007)
Ethnic groups                      Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho, Tswana, White, Asian
Literacy                              88%
Languages                          11 official languages
Currency                             RAND (ZAR)
Time                                  2 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
                                         1 hour ahead of CET (Central European Winter Time)
                                         6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Winter Time USA
 
When to visit SA                 
South Africa is an all year destination.
Best time for game viewing is late winter to early spring: July to October. During the dry season, the animals can’t hide in high grass and they gather around the waterholes. Animals can be seen all year round, in spring with their offspring. Whales can be seen off the coasts from mid June to the end of October Diving is generally best from April to September. River Rafting is better at the end of winter in the Cape, in summer (late November to February) in KwaZulu-Natal. Hiking: spring and autumn (since summer can be very hot)
                                            
Mpumalanga
 
Capital                               Nelspruit
Airport                               Nelspruit (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport)
Area                                  79 490 km2 
Population                          3 million
Languages                          isiSwati, isiZulu, isiNdebele, Afrikaans, English
 
Climate Kruger NP
 
                           Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     June     July    Aug    Sept     Oct     Nov    Dec
 
 Max C°               33       32       31       30       28        26        26      27       29       30      31      32
 Min C°                21       20       19       15       10          6         6        9       13       16      18      19
 Days of rain          9         8        7          5        3          2         2        2         3         6       8        9
 
 
 (Data sources: The Africa Report, Country  profiles, Jan 2010)


Health: Malaria

The risk of malaria in Kruger iis relatively low (according National Geographic, 2009,South Africa), 
but you should  use  nontheless anti malaria drugs(prophylactics) prescribed by your medical practitioner.


Recommended prevention: Mosquito bite prevention plus atovaquone-proguanil chemoprophylaxis
doxycycline or mefloquine.
Usually these prophylactics should be started one week before you enter a Malaria region, and continued for 4 weeks after you leave.

for more information: WHO