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Towns Visited 353
Projects 152
Hospitality Partners 405
CSR 116500ZAR
Next Trip 14 April 2018

 

 

 

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Earth Facts

Earth Facts 171

Table Mountain alone has over 1,500 species of plants, more than the entire United Kingdom.

Earth Facts 170

The world is divided into six floral kingdoms. All these kingdoms encompass several countries, and in some cases, several continents. South Africa, which has a floral kingdom wholly contained within the country, is the one exception. The Cape Floral Kingdom has 9,600 plant species, 70% of which are not found anywhere else in the world.

Earth Facts 169

Table Mountain in Cape Town is believed to be one of the oldest mountains in the world.

Earth Facts 168

South Africa is a multilingual country. The country's democratic Constitution, which came into effect on 4 February 1997, recognises 11 official languages, to which it guarantees equal status.

Earth Facts 167

South Africa has the oldest meteor scar in the world. In the North West Province - just across the Vaal River, called the Vredefort Dome.

Earth Facts 166

The Cape Floral Region, one of South Africa's eight World Heritage sites, comprises eight protected areas stretching from the Cape Peninsula to the Eastern Cape, cutting across spectacular mountain and ocean scenery and containing some of the richest plant biodiversity in the world.

Earth Facts 165

Visitors to South Africa are always keen to see the country's celebrated Big Five – neglecting a wealth of smaller wildlife. To remedy this, some clever people came up with another must-see list, the Little Five:elephant shrew, ant lion,rhinoceros beetle,buffalo weaver andleopard tortoise!

Earth Facts 164

South Africa's large areas of semi-desert scrub and grassland might suggest a certain poverty of plant life. A tract of pristine grassland can hold up to 60 grass species.

Earth Facts 163

The South African coastline stretches 2 798 kilometres from a desert border in the northwest, down the icy Skeleton Coast to Cape Agulhas, then up along the green hills and wide beaches on the coast of the Indian Ocean, to a border with subtropical Mozambique in the northeast.

Earth Facts 162

South Africa lies between 22º and 35º south, flanked on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by the Indian Ocean, whose waters meet at the country's – and Africa's – most southern tip, Cape Agulhas.

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