Interesting facts about South Africa

Interesting facts about South Africa

 
 
 

History

 

Largest Province in South Africa

The Northern Cape is South Africa’s largest province. It is largely desert and semi-desert, and is home to the ancient San people.

History

 

Basotho Cultural Village Restcamp

You can enjoy museum tours and stay in a traditional Basotho hut in the Basotho Cultural Village Restcamp, in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park.

Agriculture

 

South Africa’s bread basket

The Free State is known as the ‘bread basket of South Africa’, due to its thriving agricultural industry.

 
 

Tourism and Leisure

 

Clarens

The quaint village of Clarens near the Golden Gate Highlands National Park is renowned for its many art and craft shops where you can buy original artworks.

Tourism and Leisure

 

Naval Hill & Franklin Nature Reserve

Naval Hill offers panoramic views of Bloemfontein, while Franklin Nature Reserve is home to giraffe, springbuck, ostriches and buffalo.

Tourism and Leisure

 

Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein is the judicial capital of South Africa, the capital of Free State province, and the sixth largest city in the country.

 
 

Tourism and Leisure

 

City of Roses

Bloemfontein is known as the ‘city of roses’ due to the abundance of roses that are cultivated in both private and public gardens in the city. More than 4 000 of these shrubs have been planted in the Kings Park Rose Gardens.

Tourism and Leisure

 

Graded accommodation

There are 144 star graded establishments in the Free State, and 3 042 graded rooms.

Tourism and Leisure

 

Getting to Bloemfontein

You can fly to Bram Fischer International Airport in Bloemfontein from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

 
 
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