The Rovos Rail really gives meaning to the saying, ‘it is not about the destination but the journey’. Imagine opulence at its finest. Above all, excellent on-board service with some added vintage comfort. And then you will understand why the Rovos Rail has been voted as one of the world’s most luxurious trains. Numerous times. And no wonder it has been dubbed the Pride of Africa.
South Africa is the most gay-friendly destination in Africa. We became the fifth country in the WORLD to legalise same-sex marriage.
The South African religious landscape is diverse. The country has never officially had an established religion and the Constitution protects freedom of religion since 1996 the Constitution obliges the state to respect, protect, promote, and fulfil the rights in the Bill of Rights. It undoubtedly brought about a paradigm change for religions in South Africa.
South Africa built six nuclear weapons between the 1970s and the 1980s during the Apartheid regime. Former president, F.W de Klerk, referred to these bombs as “Hiroshima-type weapons”. In May 1993, the South African Parliament passed the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Act.
Not only does South Africa have 11 official languages but did you know that Afrikaans is the world’s youngest language? Afrikaans was declared an official language of South Africa in 1925
The oldest known footprint of an anatomically modern human was discovered in Langebaan
The longest wine route in the world is right here in South Africa? Scenic Route 62 spans all the way from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.
Unlike most countries around the world, South Africa has not one but three capital cities! The three different capitals of South Africa are divided into three government bases. The administrative capital is Pretoria. South Africa’s legislative capital is Cape Town. And last but certainly not least is Bloemfontein, the judicial capital.
Bloukrans Bridge Bungy, on the border of the Western and Eastern Cape is the highest bungy jump in the world off a bridge, holding a record height of 216 meters!
South Africans love beer! SABMiller produces more than 3.1 billion litres of beer, and beer makes up for more than 56% of all alcohol consumed. Our streets are lined with pubs featuring a variety of beer on tap