About The Seychelles
The Seychelles is a magical island archipelago set in the heart of the warm Indian Ocean. Comprising of 155 tropical islands, the Seychelles Islands lie 1,500km off the mainland of Southeast Africa. With a colourful colonial history, the Seychelles Island Nation first gained independence around 1970. The granitic islands of the Seychelles are widely considered the oldest and hardest granite in the world. The vast majority of secluded islands are uninhabited, with many serving as nature reserves. The capital city of this Island nation is Victoria, boasting a vibrant culture and colourful lifestyle. With a warm and tropical climate, the Seychelles are a seaside attraction all year round. An unspoiled gem of the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles is refreshingly noncommercial. Although the economy of the Seychelles is primarily built on Tourism and Plantations, the influx of tourists is surprisingly tame, and you will even enjoy some romantic and secluded beaches!
The Seychelles is a true multi-cultural nation. With a population of just 90,000, it is one of the smallest in Africa. Because the Seychelles was not originally inhabited, the wide variety of exotic cultures are made up of generations of settlers. The largest ethnic groups include African, French, Indian, and Chinese descent. French and English are official languages, along with Seychellois Creole, based on French and English. Colonial French and English architecture with Creole influences provide an interesting heritage to explore. Cajun style and Creole food will tantalize the senses, with traditional cooking on open fires. The Seychelles is a relaxing island retreat with less adventure and water sports, more tranquility, and natural calm. Based in the greater Cape area of South Africa, Greatest Africa are on the ground experts, and Southern Africa Travel specialists! Indian Ocean Island professionals, let Greatest Africa guide you in your perfect tropical beach holiday itinerary! For those travelling via Cape Town, Greatest Africa also offers exclusive Private Wine Tours, guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.