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1.The Bloukrans Bridge in Western
Cape is one of the highest commercial natural bungee jumps in the
world. The Africas highest bridge, Bloukrans Bridge which falls
1.The Bloukrans Bridge in Western Cape is one of the highest commercial natural bungee jumps in the world. The Africas highest bridge, Bloukrans Bridge which falls over the Bloukrans river valley is 216m(709ft) jump off the bridge. It's also the worlds oldest bungee jumper and the South African Mohr Keet, jumped from the bridge when he was 96 years old.
2.Table Mountain is one of the oldest mountains in the world and iconic landmarks of South Africa has more than 2000 species of plants and 70% of which are endemic.
3.San and Khoi are the aboriginal people of South Africa. The Sans and Khoi together became known as the Khoisan and lived in what is now the Western Cape around 300AD. In the 15th century, the Zulu and Xhosa tribes established their large kingdoms in this region.
4.There are around 3000 shipwrecks off the coast of South Africa. The infamous coastlines of Cape of Good Hope and the Eastern Cape, the 3000 km of the coastline have been claiming seafaring victims for centuries. The shipwrecks there are now protected under the South African Law.
5.Springbok is the national animal of South Africa and its the only southern African gazelle. They can be spot on open bush and grassland by water. Its also the emblem and nickname of the South African rugby team.
6.80% of South Africas population is Christian and the other 20% is Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and other religions.
7.South Africa is the only country in the world other than England to host the football(2010), cricket (2003) and rugby (1995) world cups.
8.South Africa is known to host the worlds largest bicycle race. Almost 35,000 riders take part in the 109km Cape Town Cycle Tour race across Cape Towns south peninsula and along the side, a mountainous coastal road called Chapmans Peak Drive.
9.One of the largest producers of platinum in the world is South Africa. In 2014 they produced 110,000kg that is more than four times the amount of the next biggest producer, Russia.
10.On 25th January 1905, the world largest diamond was found in the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa. The stone was 3,106 carat and weighed 1.33 pounds and was called the Cullinan after the owner of the mine. Its the worlds largest colourless cut diamond and can be seen on top of the Queen of Englands Spectre with the Cross in the Tower of London.
11.South Africa is the country of record breaking animals because it has the largest mammal (elephant), the largest bird (ostrich), the tallest animal (giraffe), the largest fish (whale shark), the largest reptile (leatherback turtle), the fastest land mammal (cheetah) and the largest antelope (eland).