5 facts about South Africa you didn’t know

longest wine route in the world - South Africa

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After reading this, you will be able to sit around a group of people, local or foreign and drop a ream of exciting and truly amazing facts about beautiful South Africa. 

Holding far too many to list, we single out five points you simply need to know about this ever-changing and always captivating country. 

  1. Cape Town’s table mountain holds more flower species than all of Wales, England, Ireland, and Scotland combined. 
  2. South Africa possesses 10% of all the world’s bird, fish and plant species and 6% of its mammal and reptile species. 
  3. SA is the only country on the planet boasting three capital cities; Pretoria, Capetown and Bloemfontein.
  4. The country boasts 11 official languages: English, Afrikaans, isiZulu, isiXhosa, IsiNdebele, Sesotho, Northern Sotho, and Setswana SiSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga.
  5. South Africa holds the longest wine route spanning over 850km
Photo credit: www.capetown.travel/discover-fynbos-in-cape-town/
Photo credit: www.bookmundi.com

If there was a sixth slot, what fact do you feel would make the lineup? Share your views with us in the comment section below. 


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