South Africa is the only country in the world to have three capital cities: Pretoria (executive), Cape Town (legislative), and Bloemfontein (judicial).
The oldest known human ancestor, "Little Foot," was discovered in the Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa and is estimated to be around 3.67 million years old.
South Africa is home to the largest bird in the world, the ostrich, and the largest mammal, the elephant.
The language with the most native speakers in South Africa is Zulu, followed by Xhosa and Afrikaans.
South Africa has the world's largest deposits of manganese and chrome, as well as the world's third-largest reserves of coal.
The country's national animal is the springbok, a type of antelope that is known for its speed and agility.
South Africa is the only country in the world to have hosted the Soccer, Cricket, and Rugby World Cups.
The Cape Floral Kingdom, located in the Western Cape province of South Africa, is one of the world's six floral kingdoms and is home to over 9,000 plant species, many of which are endemic.
South Africa has three of the world's 20 megadiverse countries: the Cape Floristic Region, the Succulent Karoo, and the Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Hotspot.
The Kruger National Park, located in South Africa, is one of the largest game reserves in Africa and is home to the famous "Big Five" animals: lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, and rhinoceroses.