Quiz: How well do you know South Africa?

Home to vibrant cities, exquisite wine regions and the Big 5, the Rainbow Nation is a Wanderlust reader favourite, but how well do you know it?

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Photographs: South African Tourism.

1. Which of these is not an official capital city of South Africa?

Cape Town

Bloemfontein

Johannesburg

Pretoria

2. KwaZulu-Natal was home to the largest defeat of the British Army on foreign soil in the Victorian Era. What was the name of battle?

Rorke's Drift

Spion Kop

Blood River

Isandlwana

3. Cape Agulhas is the dividing line between what?

The Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean

The Little Karoo and the Garden Route

Table Mountain National Park and Cape Point

The Eastern Cape and The Western Cape

4. Which waterfall in South Africa is one of the tallest (if not the tallest) in the world?

Augrabies Falls

Tugela Falls

Lisbon Falls

The Mac Mac Falls

5. What is the name of the popular Durban dish pictured above?

Cape Malay Rabbit Stew

Side Salad served at a Braai

Street hot dog served in Joburg

Bunny Chow – curry in a hollowed out loaf of bread

6. How long is the iconic Garden Route?

500km

150km

620km

300km

7. How many languages are represented in the South African national anthem?

1

5

11

4

8. Which of the following animals are commonly referred to as the 'Big Five'?

Lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and Cape buffalo

Lion, leopard, cheetah, rhinoceros, elephant

Lion, leopard, cheetah, rhinoceros, giraffe

Wild dog, giraffe, aardvark, lion and elephant

9. Which city is home to the world's largest man-made forest with over 10 million trees?

Cape Town

Johannesburg

Durban

Ghebera

10. On Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain, you will meet the small mammals called 'dassies', also known as 'rock rabbits. They are the closest living relative to what other creature?

Elephant

Rabbit

Rabbit

Guinea Pig

11. What are traffic lights called in South Africa?

Daleks

Robots

Androids

Stop-Gos

12. Which one of these is the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa?

Kruger National Park located in Mpumalanga and Limpopo

Pilanesberg National Park located in the North West

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park located in KwaZulu-Natal

Addo Elephant National Park located in the Eastern Cape

13. The Great White shark has captured most people's attention, but approximately how many shark species swim in South Africa's waters?

Around 10

Around 50

Around 75

Around 100

14. Vilakazi Street, in Gauteng, was once home to two Nobel Peace Prize winners – former president Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. In which township is it located?

Tembisa

Soweto

Langa

Khayelitsha

15. What is the national animal, bird and flower of South Africa?

Lion, lilac-breasted roller, protea

Springbok, blue crane, protea

Lion, lilac-breasted roller, barberton daisy

Springbok, kori bustard, bougainvillaea

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