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Published on January 1st, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team

10 FACTY THINGS ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA

 

It’s difficult to condense all the cool stuff about South Africa into just 10 things. But we gave it a go. 

1. BIG DIG

South Africa’s Kimberley open mine is the largest hand dig excavation in the world

2. CAVE IN

Oudtshoorn’s Cango Caves is the largest cave system in Africa

3. SEAL CITY

South Africa’s Seal Island is populated by about 60,000 Cape Fur Seals

4. TRUNK TIPPLE

Limpopo is home to a pub built within a 6000 year old Baobab tree

5. TALL STORY

Johannesburg’s 15 storey Ponte Tower is the tallest residential tower in Africa

6. BIG IMPACT

South Africa is home to the world’s largest asteroid impact crater

7. JUMP THE SHARK

The coast of South Africa is one of the only places in the world where Great White Sharks breach while attacking prey

8. FIFA FUN

South Africa was the first country in Africa to host the FIFA World Cup

9. STUNT BIRDS

South Africa’s penguins are also commonly known as Jackass Penguins

10. MOUNT ANCIENT

Table Mountain is one of the oldest mountains in the world, estimated to be 6 times older than the Himalayas

 

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