Interesting facts about South Africa

Interesting facts about South Africa

 
 
 

Tourism and Leisure

 

OR Tambo International Airport

Johannesburg is served by the world-class OR Tambo International Airport, the largest airport in Africa, with daily connections to all corners of the globe.

Tourism and Leisure

 

Graded accommodation

Gauteng has 962 star-graded accommodation establishments and 27 266 graded rooms.

History

 

Vilakazi Street

Vilakazi Street in Soweto is the only street in the world to have been home to two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, namely Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

 
 

History

 

The Old Fort

The Old Fort complex (home to the former notorious Number Four prison), which is part of Constitutional Hill, is the only jail in the world that housed two major international peace icons – Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

History

 

Constitutional Hill

Constitutional Hill is a national heritage site that witnessed a century of South Africa’s history and stands as a tribute to South Africa’s dramatic transition to democracy. It is home to South Africa’s Constitutional Court.

Economy

 

Gauteng

Gauteng is home to Johannesburg (the unofficial economic capital), Tshwane (the administrative capital) and the vibrant township of Soweto.

 
 

Economy

 

Gauteng

Although South Africa’s smallest province, Gauteng is South Africa and Africa’s economic and commercial powerhouse.

History

 

Zulu nation

KwaZulu-Natal is the traditional home of the Zulu nation.

Tourism and Leisure

 

Dive with sharks

You can enjoy cage-free diving with Tiger and Ragged Tooth Sharks at Aliwal Shoal along the Elephant Coast.

 
 
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