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 ››
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 ››
The pinotage wine cultivar is unique to South Africa. Pinotage is a grape variety that was created in South Africa in 1925 by Abraham Izak Perold, the first Professor of Viticulture at Stellenbosch University. Perold was attempting … Continue Reading ››
The Cape of Good Hope, south of Cape Town is a famous landmark for maritime navigators. This famous landmark is also known as the Cape of Storms, named by the brave Portuguese navigators … Continue Reading ››