we are hoping to start our migration process in a few years once i have finished my degree, however we would like to visit in 2 years (when we can afford it!) and make sure that it really is something we would like to do. SA has cropped up because the State Sponsorship seems the best way to go for us as we will be approaching our late 30's by the time we can apply. SA is so huge so could anyone recommend where to visit so we can get a feel of real life in SA, not just the tourist area. We are expecting that our boys will be around 17 and 14 when everything is sorted, so really need to see good schools and perhaps outside life too.
I know this is probably a "how long is a piece of string" question but any help would be gratefully received.