South Africa’s unfold stories

Located on the southern tip of the African continent, the Republic of South Africa is a country characterized by the perfect combination of wild nature and the elegant modernity of people from many different cultures. Besides the beautiful tourist landscapes, South Africa also has its own unique features that few people pay attention to.

CONTAIN 3 CAPITALS

South Africa is the only country in the world to have 3 capitals coexisting. It is Pretoria – the administrative capital, Cape Town – the legislative capital and Bloemfontein – the judicial capital. In addition to these three cities, South Africa has another city that is widely regarded as the economic capital of Johannesburg.

MULTI NATIONAL LANGUAGE

South Africa has the most official languages in the world: 11 languages, and all are recognized as administrative languages. In rural areas, English is the common language of communication for people of different races – just like in Singapore. This is also the official language used in communication. Also in the West and South, Afrikaans and Dutch are more commonly used. A South African often knows at least 3 of the country’s 11 languages.

RAINBOW NATION

This nickname comes from Archbishop Desmond Tutu – a human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1984. After the 1994 democratic election, Nelson Mandela became the first black president of the Republic of South Africa. Archbishop Tutu uses the term “rainbow nation” to describe a country that has eradicated racism after a long time. Combined with the six-color flag, this term refers to the racial, tribal, religious, linguistic and landscape diversity across the country.

BIODIVERSITY

Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuaries; with an area of ​​19,635km2, nearly as wide as the Kingdom of Belgium. Kruger is home to 500 bird species, 100 reptiles, nearly 150 mammals, many amazing archaeological sites and diverse vegetation.