Did you know that:

  • There are eleven official languages in South Africa? And that most South Africans speak more than one? Zulu is the most common language, followed by Xhosa. With Afrikaans and English being the third and fourth most popular in the country.
  • South Africa is called the ‘Rainbow Nation’ due to to its multiculturalism.
  • The country has lots of record-breaking animals? You can find the largest bird, the ostrich, the largest fish, whale shark, the tallest animal, the giraffe, the largest land mammal, elephants, the fastest land mammal, the cheetah!
  • South Africa has the world longest wine route, route 62? Starting in Cape Town and ending in Port Elizabeth (or the other way around of course). The route spans some 850km and is home to some of the best vineyards of the world.
  • South Africa has three capital cities? Pretoria is the administrative capital, Cape Town the legislative capital and Bloemfontein is the judicial capital.
  • The famous Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s largest game reserve? It is circa 19,635 square kilometers, almost as big as the country Belgium!
  • The dassie, a cute little rodent which you can encounter on Table Mountain and Lions Head are the closely related to Elephants!


Which of these facts did you know already?

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