The Republic of South Africa is itself a country, with two other countries located within its borders. They are Lesotho and Swaziland.Know More
South Africa covers the southern tip of the African continent, with the South Atlantic Ocean to its west and Indian Ocean to its east. The Great Escarpment, a high-level plateau, runs along the southern and eastern sides of the country. The plateau is part of Table Mountain, a famous tourist attraction near the city of Cape Town. Cape Town, a diverse and cosmopolitan city, attracts tourists from all over the world for its beautiful scenery and modern vibe.
The tiny kingdom of Lesotho (pronounced li-SOO-too) is completely surrounded by South Africa, with The Great Escarpment creating part of its border. Farther to the east is the slightly larger country of Swaziland, which is bordered almost entirely by South Africa. South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland have 11 official languages, of which English and Afrikaans are most spoken.Learn More
South Africa, unlike most other countries, has no designated capital city. Instead, its governmental duties are split between three separate cities: the internationally recognized capital Pretoria, Cape Town and Bloemfontein.Full Answer >
"Veld" is a name given to many types of open country in South Africa that are used as pastures or farmland. South Africa has many types of velds depending on their climate.Full Answer >
The longest river in South Africa is the Orange River, also known as the Gariep or Groote River. It runs an incredible 2,200 kilometers, and has a basin area of 973,000 square kilometers.Full Answer >
The nickname of South Africa's international football, or soccer, team is Bafana Bafana. This nickname comes from a Zulu saying that translates more or less to "the lads" or "our boys."Full Answer >