There are plenty of reasons to be proud to be a South African: we have gorgeous beaches, beautiful mountains and plenty of other things which are worth bragging about to our foreign guests. But, beyond the things we all know about, there are some unexpectedly interesting spots and facts, too.
Highest Bungee Jump in the world!
If you consider yourself a thrill-seeker or an adrenaline junkie I suggest you head on over to the Bloukrans Bridge. Here you will be wrapped up tightly in a full body harness while taking a huge leap off Africa’s highest bridge which just happens to be the World’s highest bungee jump bridge in the world! Standing 216 metres above the Bloukrans River, this bridge is certainly not for the fainthearted but will be a truly memorable experience for adventure-seekers..
World’s longest wine route
Here’s an interesting fact for all our local wine lovers: South Africa is home to the world’s longest wine route. Stretching all the way from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, the Cape’s Route 62 meanders through some of our country’s most fertile valleys where our grapes thrive. So, if you’re thinking about going on a road trip, you might want to consider the R62. (Just make sure you have a designated driver with you who won’t feel the urge to imbibe!)