Friday Fun Facts-South Africa

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” 
Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

-Table Mountain is one of South Africa’s most popular tourist attractions overlooking both Cape Town and Table Bay. Its tabular shape stems from nearby horizontal layers of sandstone that have been exposed by vigorous wind and water erosion. Table Mountain is so high up that it even has its own cloud cover (the table cloth). Table Mountain alone has over 1,500 species of plants, more than the entire United Kingdom.


-South Africa has the longest wine route in the world.


-The only street in the world to house two Nobel Peace prizewinners is in Soweto. Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu both have houses on Vilakazi Street in Soweto.


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  • Reply
    Colleen Brynn
    December 6, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Longest wine route? Yes please!

    • Reply
      Julie Tulba
      December 6, 2013 at 11:03 pm

      Yes, I had no idea! I knew their wine industry was pretty top notch not to mention eons of history attached to it, but that’s a pretty impressive feat. It definitely seems like a country with plenty of everything-history, culture, outdoors, wildlife, and of course, vino!

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