Tag Archives: Western Cape

The highest bungy jump in the world

Bloukrans Bridge
Photo courtesy of Face Adrenalin

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 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
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
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 ››

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 ››

Dude! Kom ons Braai!

Nitro Circus Cape Town
Capetonians were treated to an awesome display of aerial aerobatics on 17 February 2014. As always, the Trivia SA team was on hand to educate some of the performers.

Something you didn’t know – about Pinotage

The pinotage wine cultivar is unique to South Africa. 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 ››

Famous SA landmark for maritime navigators

The Cape of Good Hope, south of Cape Town is a famous landmark for maritime navigators.
Cape of Good Hope present day
Cape of Good Hope (present day)
This famous landmark is also known as the Cape of Storms, named by the brave Portuguese navigators … Continue Reading ››