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Republic Of South Africa

Three capital cities

South Africa has 3 official capital cities. Pretoria is the administrative capital, Bloemfontein is the judicial capital, and Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa. 1)

First-ever heart transplant

The first-ever heart transplant was performed in South Africa, at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. Surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the operation in 1967. 2)

Route 62

Route 62 is the longest wine route in the world. It is a beautiful and scenic route, passing through areas such as Klein Karoo, Robertson, Wellington, Calitzberg, Worcester, and Oudtshoorn. 3)

Rainbow Nation

The country is also known as “Rainbow Nation,” a name given by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, once a Nobel Peace Prize winner. 4)

Electricity generation

South Africa is responsible for generating two-thirds of the continent's electricity. 5)

Tugela waterfall

South Africa is home to the second-largest waterfall in the world, the Tugela. 6)

Johannesburg's forest

With over 6 million trees, Johannesburg's forest is believed to be the largest man-made forest. The claim is being disputed. 7)

80% of rail infrastructure

South Africa makes up 80% of Africa's rail infrastructure. 8)

11 official languages

The country has 11 official languages: Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, and Venda. 9)

Jackass penguin

Various breeding colonies of African penguins, also known as the Jackass penguins, can be found on the west coast of South Africa. 10)

Rooibos tea

Rooibos tea, naturally caffeine-free, has adapted to the South African climate and only grows in the Cederberg area of the Western Cape province. 11)

Highest commercial bungee jump from a bridge

The world's highest commercial bungee jump from a bridge can be done in South Africa. 12)

Blyde River Canyon

The Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world but is considered the largest “green” canyon. It is truly a natural wonder in South Africa. 13)

Table Mountain

Cape Town's Table Mountain is home to more than 8000 plant species. 14)

Left-side traffic

South Africa has a left-side traffic system. 15)

republic_of_south_africa.txt · Last modified: 2021/11/17 05:54 by aga