You might well know the 2010 Soccer World Cup was hosted by South Africa. It's been four years since we introduced the Vuvuzela to soccer fans all over the planet. Whether you're cheering for your favourite team in B-flat, your own flat or … Continue Reading ››
South Africa's oldest stone- and steel bridges are still in use today.
Jan Joubert's Gat BridgeJan Joubert's Gat bridge is situated on the Franschhoek Mountain pass in the Cape Winelands in South Africa. Built in 1825 by … Continue Reading ››
On 1 September 1853, the first triangular postage stamp was issued in the Cape of Good Hope, which was a British colony at the time. The triangular shaped stamp, which became known as the Cape Triangular, was the first stamp to be issued in … Continue Reading ››
No self-respecting South African trivia website would be complete without a look at some of our national symbols. Here then are South Africa's national animal, fish, tree, flower and bird.
National Animal - The SpringbuckThe springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) is a medium-sized brown and white antelope-gazelle of southwestern … Continue Reading ››
The Cape Agulhas lighthouse began operating on 1 March 1849. The lighthouse was based on the design of the ancient lighthouse of Pharos of Alexandria, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the world and it was built from limestone. Today, the Agulhas lighthouse is the … Continue Reading ››