Interesting facts about South Africa

Interesting facts about South Africa

 
 
 

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King Shaka International Airport

KwaZulu-Natal’s King Shaka International Airport is a 35-minute drive from Durban and the gateway to KwaZulu-Natal.

History

 

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

The iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the largest estuary systems in Africa and renowned for its exceptional biodiversity and 521 bird species.

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Graded accommodation

There are 714 graded accommodation establishments in the Eastern Cape and 11 347 graded rooms.

 
 

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International Convention Centres

The Eastern Cape has two international convention centres – East London International Convention Centre and The Boardwalk International Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth.

History

 

Home of legends

Many of South Africa’s great leaders have come from the Eastern Cape. They include Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Raymond Mhlaba, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, Chris Hani, Steve Biko and Enoch Sontonga.

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East London Airport

Two South African airlines operate into East London Airport – South African Airways and Airlink

 
 

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South Africa’s only ski resort

The Eastern Cape is home to South Africa’s only ski resort – Tiffendell, which has conference facilities for 150 delegates.

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Bloukrans River Bungy

The Bloukrans Bungy is the highest commercial bungy jump in the world with a drop of 216 metres down the amazing Bloukrans gorge.

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Big Seven

If you thought the Big Five was impressive, visiting the Eastern Cape should impress you even more as home of the Big Seven: buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, rhino, great white shark and southern right whale.

 
 
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