Interesting facts about South Africa

Interesting facts about South Africa

 
 
 

Tourism and Leisure

 

Access to Mpumalanga Province

The Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport near Mbombela (Nelpruit) provides travellers with easy access to the Kruger National Park.

Tourism and Leisure

 

Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape

The Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a remarkable mountainous desert in the north-west of the country that is owned and managed by the Nama communities.

History

 

San culture and rock art

The Northern Cape is home to the last remaining San (Bushmen), the oldest inhabitants of South Africa where they have lived for at least 20 000 years.

 
 

Tourism and Leisure

 

Graded accommodation

There are 213 star-graded accommodation establishments in the Northern Cape and 6 609 graded rooms.

Tourism and Leisure

 

SALT Telescope

The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) in Sutherland is the largest optical telescope in the southern hemisphere and the largest in Africa.

Tourism and Leisure

 

Kimberley’s Big Hole

Big Hole and Kimberley Mining Museum is home to the biggest hand-dug excavation site in the world. It was dug following the discovery of diamonds there in the late 1860s.

 
 

Tourism and Leisure

 

Extreme sports

The Northern Cape is a mecca for adrenalin-pumping extreme sports.

Tourism and Leisure

 

Wild flowers

Namaqualand’s floral splendour attracts visitors from around the world in spring when the usually barren landscape transforms into a carpet of wild flowers as far as the eye can see.

Tourism and Leisure

 

National Parks

The Northern Cape is home to six national parks including the Augrabies Falls National Park, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Namaqua National Park and the Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.

 
 
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