South Africa is a Country in Africa as the name implies covers 1,214,470 square kilometers of land and 4,620 square kilometers of water, making it the 25th largest nation in the world with a total area of 1,219,090 square kilometers.
South Africa became an independent state in 1910, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of South Africa is 48,810,427 (2012) and the nation has a density of 40 people per square kilometer.
The currency of South Africa is the Rand (ZAR). As well, the people of South Africa are refered to as South African.
The dialing code for the country is 27 and the top level internet domain for South African sites is .za.
Here we have outlined ten amazing facts about South Africa
Table Mountain in Cape Town is believed to be one of the oldest mountains in the world and one of the planet’s 12 main energy centres, radiating magnetic, electric or spiritual energy.
The Cape Floral Kingdom is one of the world’s six floral kingdoms – and the only one which is wholly contained within a single country.
South Africa’s drinking water is rated 3rd best in the world for being “safe and ready to drink”.
Water is not all there is to drink in this thirsty country! South Africa’s Cape Winelands have around 560 wineries and 4 400 primary producers. Included in the Cape Winelands region is Route 62, considered the longest wine route in the world. That alone is good reason to visit South Africa if you haven’t yet been!
South Africa is the only country in the entire world that has voluntarily abandoned its nuclear weapons programme.
The world’s largest themed resort hotel in the world – The Palace of the Lost City – is found in South Africa. Surrounding the Palace is a 25 hectare manmade botanical jungle with almost 2 million plants, trees and shrubs.
The South African Rovos Rail is considered the most luxurious train in the world.
General Motors South Africa is the only place outside of the USA to build the Hummer H3
The Karoo region in the Western Cape is home to some of the best fossils of early dinosaurs. In fact, it is estimated that some 80% of the mammalian fossils found to date were found in the Karoo.
And Lastly, South Africa is now the only country in the world to have hosted the Soccer, Cricket and Rugby World Cup!facts, places, south africa, tours, travels, trips