South Africa has the 3rd highest biodiversity in the world.
South Africa's home to 80% of the worlds Rhinoceros population, 448 Rhino's were grimly slaughtered by poachers supplying the illegal Rhino Horn trade destined mainly for China and Vietnam. As of November, 549 Rhino’s have savagely succumbed to this barbaric trade.
Geographically consists of Mountains, escarpments, plateaus, bush, grasslands, wetlands, sub-tropical and semi desert in one country.
Incredible 900 bird species.
Tugela Waterfall in Kwa-Zulu Natal’s Drakensberg Mountains is the 2nd highest in the world at 850m.
The world has 6 Floral Kingdoms of which the Cape Floral kingdom, the smallest and the only one within the borders of a single country is also the richest in terms of amount of species. Approximately 35 % of the 9000 species are endemic to the Cape Floral kingdom.
South Africa ranks 25th, in the world, in terms of area within its sovereign borders at 1,295000mil/sq Km.
The CAT scan, the scanner which takes 3D X-rays of the human body and detects diseased tissue was co-invented by South African physicist, Dr Allan Cormack.
Pratley Putty, the fix all putty was invented by George Pratley of Johannesburg.