Tag Archives: South Africa

The highest bungy jump in the world

Bloukrans Bridge
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The highest

Bloukrans Bridge Bungy is the world's highest commercial bridge bungy at 216 metres (709 ft) above the Bloukrans River. It is situated at the Bloukrans Bridge on the N2 Highway at the border between the Eastern … Continue Reading ››

The Soccer World Cup – 18 things you probably didn’t know

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. Soccer World Cup 2010, South Africa Whether you're cheering for your favourite team in B-flat, your own flat or … Continue Reading ››

The oldest bridges in South Africa

South Africa's oldest stone- and steel bridges are still in use today.

Jan Joubert's Gat Bridge

Jan Joubert se gat
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Jan Joubert's Gat bridge is situated on the Franschhoek Mountain pass in the Cape Winelands in South Africa. Built in 1825 by … Continue Reading ››

This unique South African stamp is worth US$40,000

Triangular stampOn 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 ››

South Africa’s National Symbols

South Africa's flagNo 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 Springbuck

The springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) is a medium-sized brown and white antelope-gazelle of southwestern … Continue Reading ››

South African pothole humour

Shredded tyres, damaged suspension or worse… dodging potholes is a sad reality of driving on South African roads. But then again, being South Africans - we are quick to see the humour behind this aggravation.  

L’Agulhas lighthouse

L'Agulhas lighthouse 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 ››