South Africa is a wide, open country,
covering about 1 223 201 kmē. It is about as large as Holland, Belgium, Italy, France and
West Germany put together, or Texas and California combined. For administrative purposes
the country is divided into 9 provinces - Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North-West, Limpopo
Province, Freestate, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Northern Cape.