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Check Your South African Facts with This Fun Quiz

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If you’ve already been to South Africa or planning a trip here soon, you’ve probably already discovered some fascinating South African facts.

Test your knowledge with these 10 questions about the Rainbow Nation*. 

*answers below

Questions about South Africa

  1. South Africa is home to the ‘Cradle of Humankind’. Do you know why?

2. You can also find the world’s oldest mountain range here. Do you know its name?

3. Do you know what the world’s longest continuous wine route is called?

4. There are six floral kingdoms in the world. One of them is unique to South Africa, can you name it? 

5. What is the highest natural bridge bungee jump in the world called, and where is it?

6. The Big Five is famous all over the world, but can you name South Africa’s Big Seven?

7. Where in the world can you find one street that was once home to two Nobel prize winners?

8. Where is the most southwestern point of Africa?

9. Where do the Atlantic and Indian Oceans collide?

10. Where’s the best place to book self-catering accommodation for your stay in Cape Town?

Answers

  1. The Cradle of Humankind is a complex of limestone caves spanning 47 thousand hectares and is where thousands of fossils, some among the oldest ever discovered, were found. Most notable of these is Mrs Ples and the Taung Child, both believed to be over 2 million years old. 

2. Most scientists consider the Greenstone Belt outside Barberton to be the oldest mountain range globally at 3.6 billion years old. Table Mountain in Cape Town is older than both the Himalayas and the Rockies, at 360 million years old. 

3. Route 62, which is 850km long and stretches from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth via Constantia is the world’s longest wine route.

4. The Cape Floral kingdom is the only one of the world’s six floral kingdoms located entirely in one country. It’s also the smallest of the floral kingdoms yet it has the highest concentration of plant species on Earth and 80% of them are found nowhere else.

5. Bloukrans Bridge bungee jump is the world’s tallest at 206 metres. If you dare, you can try it out on the border between the Eastern and Western Cape.
Otherwise you can opt for the world’s highest stadium rope swing, 288 feet above the ground at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

6. The big seven mammals are: African elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, black rhinoceros, leopard, great white shark, and southern right whale. You can spot them all in one place at the Addo Elephant National Park near Port Elizabeth.

7. Vilakazi Street in Soweto is where Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu used to live.

8. Cape Point is the most southwestern point of Africa and a part of the Cape floral kingdom. It’s also a lovely nature reserve with wonderful hikes and a great restaurant overlooking the ocean.

9. The Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet at Cape Agulhas, a small holiday village about 200km from Cape Town.

10. Cape Realty International offers an excellent range of luxury self-catering accommodation in Cape Town. Get in touch to book yours for 2021 and start your journey of discovery around South Africa.

Image credit: https://www.pexels.com/photo/person-standing-across-body-of-water-2327413/
Source provide: https://www.conservation.org/south-africa/where-we-work/cape-floral-kingdom
https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/worlds-15-best-bungee-jumping-sites/index.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle_of_Humankind
https://www.honeytrek.com/longest-wine-route-in-the-world/
http://www.geologyin.com/2016/03/the-oldest-mountain-on-earth.html

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