Here are some awesome fun facts about South Africa. While reading through some of these and being a South African myself, I found them pretty interesting and found some facts that I didn't even know.

Fun Facts about South Africa

By Busy Kiddo    Posted on Sep 29, 2020

Here are some awesome fun facts about South Africa. While reading through some of these and being a South African myself, I found them pretty interesting and found some facts that I didn't even know.

Did you know?

  • South Africa is one of the only Country's to have hosted the Soccer, Cricket and Rugby World Cup.

  • It is believed that Table Mountain in Cape Town is one of the oldest mountains in the World.

  • The drinking water in South Africa has been rated third best in the World for it to be 'safe and ready to drink'.

  • Off the coast of South Africa, there are more than 2000 shipwrecks.

  • There are three Capital Cities in South Africa; Pretoria, Cape Town and Bloemfontein.

  • 'Republic of South Africa' is the official name of South Africa.

  • The population of South Africa in 2011 was around 52 million.

  • Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa.

  • There are 11 official languages in South Africa.

  • In 1967 the first human heart transplant was performed in a Cape Town Hospital.

  • The flag of South Africa is the only six-coloured National Flag in the World.

  • In Africa, South Africa is the largest producer of meat.

  • The only place in the world is South Africa where Mercedes Benz manufactures right-hand drive cars.

  • The Rovos Rail is the World's most luxurious train and it is in South Africa.

  • The highest bungee jump in the World is in South Africa.

  • South Africa has the deepest Gold Mine in the World.

National Symbols of South Africa:

National Flower: King Protea

National Animal: Springbok

National Bird: Blue Crane

And to end off we have the BIG 7 of South Africa

Lion

Leopard

Buffalo

Elephant

Rhino

Southern Right Whale

Great White Shark

Until next time,