Record-Sized Animals + 9 More Reasons Why South Africa is Your Future Travel Destination (VIDEO)

2243

Have you ever wished to visit South Africa? Maybe, with this list of most , South Africa will become your future travel destination. 

See the world with Nexter.org.

First country to put a person in jail for racism

First time in history, a South African court has sentenced a woman up to three years in prison, with one year suspended, over a racist rant directed at a black police officer.

Source: Getty Images

Oldest mountain range

The Barberton Mountain Land, Barberton Greenstone Belt or simply Makhonjwa Mountains is the oldest mountain range found on the Earth.

Source: Tourism Update

Record-breaking country

South Africa is famous for the largest elephant, fish, antelope, whale, shark, and land mammal, fastest land mammal, cheetah, the tallest animal, and giraffe.

Source: youtube.com

Nuclear-free country

South Africa is the only one country to abandon its nuclear weapons programme.

Source: ABC

Two Nobel Peace Prize winners

South Africa is a home for two Nobel Peace Prize winners, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The interesting fact is that both of them lived on the same street – Vilakazi Street.

south-africa-facts-pic

Thirsty country

According to Climate Center, Cape Town South Africa is the first major city in the world to run out of water. The residents have to shower maximum 2 min per day. 

Climate Facts: Cape Town Drought

Cape Town South Africa is about to become the first major city in the world to run out of water.Years of Living Dangerously explains. #ClimateFacts

Gepostet von Climate Central am Dienstag, 23. Januar 2018

First heart transplant operation

In 1967, the first heart transplant operation was held in Cape Town, South Africa, on a man suffering from chronic heart disease. You can see that lucky man in the pic below.

Source: buzzsouthafrica.com

Biggest number of silver medals won at Olympics

In 2016, for the first time ever three people won single medals at the same time. One of the winners was from South Africa.

south-africa-facts-pic

Source: Quartz

Largest brewery 

SABMiller is the largest brewing company in the world. SABMiller also supplies up to 50% of China’s beer.

Source: BusinessDay

Famous celebs from RSA

  • Die Antwoord is a South African hip hop group formed in Cape Town in 2008 by Ninja and Yolandi Visser;

  • Arnold Vosloo played in the series of “The Mummy” movies is of South African origin;

Source: Pinterest

  • Charlize Theron is a famous South African-born American actress;

Source: Elle

See also: 

 

Like this post? Let us know!
  • CoolAF (0%)
  • Cool (0%)
  • Whatever (0%)
  • Boring (0%)
  • WTF (0%)
Summary
Record-Sized Animals + 9 More Reasons Why South Africa is Your Future Travel Destination
Title
Record-Sized Animals + 9 More Reasons Why South Africa is Your Future Travel Destination
Description
Have you ever wished to visit South Africa? Maybe, with this list of most interesting facts, South Africa will become your future travel destination. 
Nexter.org
Nexter.org
Nexter.org
https://nexter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/logo_nexterbg.jpg

More News from Nexter