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10 Interesting facts about South Africa

Interesting facts about South Africa

Do you think you know interesting facts about South Africa? Or do you want to know more about this destination with interesting and precise facts? So let’s go !

Interesting facts about South Africa

    • South Africa has the longest ” Wine Route  ” in the world with Route 62 which is approximately 850 kilometers long, from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.
    • South Africa is 5 times the size of Japan and 3 times the size of Texas (with a total of 1,221,037 km²).
    • 20% of the world’s gold is mined in South Africa’s mines.
    • The first heart transplant in South Africa took place in 1967 by Dr. Chris Barnard at Cape Town’s “Grood Schuur” Hospital (which can be visited !)
    • The “Table Mountain” known as “Table Mountain” alone has a variety of more than 1,500 species of plants .
    • South Africa holds the world record for the largest number of official languages ​​(according to the Guinness Book of Records), or 11 official languages ​​in total (just that): English, Afrikaans, isiZulu, isiXhosa , Sesotho, Setwsana, Sepedi , Xitsonga, SiSwati, IsiNdebele and Tshivenda.

  • South Africa has the cheapest electricity in the world!
  • South Africa is home to the smallest (fat) plants in the world (less than one centimeter) and also the largest ones with baobab .
  • The largest diamond in the world was found in South Africa in 1905: the “Cullinan” diamond: it was a rough diamond with a weight of 3,106.75 carats.
  • South Africa is the largest producer of Macadamia nuts in the world.
  • Go to finish this article, I take you aboard a drone … go ahead, it does not make you dizzy. This video (made by Robin Icare) is just amazing and shows you in 3:30 the beauties of South Africa from the sky!

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