Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa is a vast country which is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the ‘Rainbow Nation’, South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of African, Asian and European cultures. Emerging from a turbulent and rich history, there are plenty of historical attractions to explore including the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, the District Six Museum in Cape Town and Robben Island, just off the beautiful Cape coastline, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for over 17 years. South Africa’s attraction also lies in its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the famous Kruger National Park.

Cape Town offers wonderful scenery, fascinating history, endless coastline with pristine beaches, hiking, sailing, cycling, boating, and loads of other outdoor activities, world-class winelands and superb nightlife. The city is also known for a widely diverse and interesting range of quality dining options. Recently emerging from a severe drought and water shortage, the city has shown remarkable resilience, finding creative solutions and confronting the realization that drought can affect anyone.



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  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Eawag-Sandec
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Inclusive Sanitation in Practice (IPS)
  • Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Water Research Commission (WRC)