South Africa, the southernmost country on the African continent, renowned for its varied topography, great natural beauty, and cultural diversity, all of which have made the country a favoured destination for travelers since the legal ending of apartheid (Afrikaans: “apartness,” or racial separation) in 1994.
What is unique about South Africa?
South Africa is the worlds biggest producer of gold, platinum, chromium, vanadium, manganese and alumino-silicates. It also produces nearly 40% of the worlds chrome and vermiculite. Durban is the largest port in Africa and the ninth largest in the world. South Africa has the fourth largest coal reserves in the world.
What is South Africa known for culturally?
South Africa has been famously referred to as the rainbow nation because it is made up of so many diverse cultures and religions. Contained within South Africas borders are Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Tswana, Ndebele, Khoisan, Hindu, Muslim, and Afrikaner people to name but a few.
What are three interesting facts about South Africa?
South Africa is home to the oldest meteor scar in the world – the Vredefort Dome in a town called Parys. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The South African Rovos Rail is considered the most luxurious train in the world. South Africa is home to the highest commercial bungi jump in the world at 710 feet.
What is South Africas nickname?
South Africas nickname is the “Rainbow Nation,” due to its multiculturalism, especially post-Apartheid.
What are the 11 cultures in South Africa?
The countrys Constitution guarantees equal status to 11 official languages to cater for the countrys diverse peoples and their cultures. These are: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Xhosa, Zulu, Pedi, Sotho, Tswana, Swazi, Venda, Tsonga.