Things to Know
Republic of South Africa
The Republic of South Africa is a country located at the southern tip of Africa.
South Africa map.
Republic of South Africa flag
South Africa is called the "Rainbow Nation", a term coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, on the possibility of interracial harmony in South Africa. The term "Rainbow Nation" was later adopted by then President Nelson Mandela.
There are 30 plus ethnic groups in South Africa with the Zulu being the largest group.
There are 11 official languages in South Africa.
Hear the National Anthem "N'kosi Sikelel' iAfrika" (God Bless Africa)
Southern Africa is home to the largest variety of animals in the world.
South Africa's wildlife-Pictures of some of the animals in South Africa.
African Penguin printout
The "Big 5" of South Africa Wildlife:
Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion, Rhinoceros
National Geographic Creature Features-Lions, Rhinoceros, African Elephant
Gold, diamonds, platinum, chromium, vanadium, manganese, uranium, iron ore, coal, machinery, corn, wheat, sugarcane, grapes
South Africa is rich in mineral resources and is the world's largest producer of gold and diamonds.
Cold winters and hot humid summers.
South African is composed of three primary regions:
The central plateau, Coastal plains, Desert area
South Africa's plant life
National Geographic Crittercam-African Adventure
'King of the Jungle' Mask or Wall Hanging
A Hands-On Explorer Team in South Africa!