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Modern humans have lived in the region of South Africa for over 100 000 years. The indigenous peoples with whom the Dutch first came into contact, the Khoikhoi, had been settled in the region for at least a thousand years before the Dutch arrived, and were an unwilling labour force.

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Official Name: Republic of South Africa (RSA)

Main Language: 11 official languages, the two most spoken first languages are Zulu and Xhosa. The two next are: Afrikaans and English.

Capital Cities: Pretoria (executive), Bloemfontein (judicial), and Cape Town (legislative).

Largest City: Johannesburg

Currency: South African rand (ZAR)

Freedom Day: April 27

Population: 59+ million

National Drink/Liquor/Beer: Springbokkie

National Food: Bobotie

South Africa is the southernmost country on the African continent, renowned for its varied topography, great natural beauty, and cultural diversity.

South Africa map on SelfishMe Travel

South Africa is almost twice the size of the state of Texas.

South Africa compared to Texas on SelfishMe Travel

South Africa drives on the left side of road so steering wheel is on the right side of a car (opposite of the USA).

If you’d like to learn more about South Africa then click this link: Information on South Africa.

Also, please check out my blog posts about this awesome country.


Danielle Lewis

Danielle Lewis is a Travel Agent/Advisor who specializes in helping busy Women plan customized Culinary and Wildlife vacations worldwide. #GoSeeDoBe #SelfishMeTravel

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