The ultimate South African quiz!

You might’ve heard many stories about South Africa and its beautiful beaches, animals and nature. You might’ve even visited! But how much do you truly know about the country? Take a break from work, pick your brain and learn some new fun facts about South Africa! :yum:
(Answers are at the end)

Question 1


Some call them ‘rock rabbits’, but to South Africans they are…

  • Rabbit
  • Hare
  • Dassie
  • Bear

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Question 2

Which animals does the “Big Five” include?

  • Lion, Leopard, Rhinoceros, Elephant, Buffalo
  • Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Rhinoceros, Elephant
  • Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Rhinoceros, Giraffe

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Question 3


How long is South Africa’s coastline?

  • 500km / 311 miles
  • 1200km / 746 miles
  • 1800km / 1118 miles
  • 2800km / 1740 miles

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Question 4

What is Potjiekos?

  • Dried and cured meat
  • South African sausage
  • A stew cooked over a campfire

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Question 5

The Khoi people call it “Hoerikwaggo” (mountain in the sea). What is it better known as?

  • Table Mountain
  • Blyde River Canyon
  • Cape of Good Hope

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Question 6

What is Kirstenbosch?

  • A South African dish
  • A botanical garden
  • A parliament building
  • The South African rugby team

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Question 7


What is this rock formation located in Coffee Bay (Eastern Cape) called?

  • Coffee grinder
  • Hole in the Wall
  • Table Mountain
  • Drakensberg

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Question 8

How many official languages does South Africa have?

  • 2
  • 6
  • 11
  • 15

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Question 9

What is this mountain range called?

  • Drakensberg
  • Table Mountain
  • Simonsberg

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Question 10

What is South Africa’s national flower?

  • Daisy
  • Rose
  • Lily
  • Protea

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Let’s see whether you’ve earned yourself a South African passport!

:nerd_face:!ANSWERS! :nerd_face:

  1. Some call them ‘rock rabbits’, but to South Africans they are…
    Dassie

  2. Which animals does the “Big Five” include?
    Lion, Leopard, Rhinoceros, Elephant, Buffalo

  1. How long is South Africa’s coastline?
    2800km / 1740 miles

  2. What is Potjiekos?
    A stew cooked over a campfire

  1. The Khoi people call it “Hoerikwaggo” (mountain in the sea). What is it better known as?
    Table mountain

  1. What is Kirstenbosch?
    A botanical garden

  1. What is this rock formation located in Coffee Bay (Eastern Cape) called?
    Hole in the Wall

  2. How many official languages does South Africa have?
    11 (Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele,
    isiXhosa and isiZulu)

  3. What is this mountain range called?
    Drakensberg

  4. What is South Africa’s national flower?
    Protea

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Great quiz Cheree! The coffee grinder - love it :smiley:

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I’m glad you enjoyed it! I was feeling very creative when I came up with “The coffee grinder”! :sweat_smile:

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Hello Cheree,
thanks for this interesting and informative quiz.
I enjoyed it. But now I’m so hungry after seeing the picture of Potjiekos.

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What a wonderful country indeed. Loved doing the Quiz @ChereeKr !
Makes me want to visit South Africa and definitely makes me reconsider how soon that might be :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::+1:

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Hi @Robert-J :yum:

I’m so glad you enjoyed the quiz! There is nothing better than a bit of Potjiekos on a Saturday evening enjoyed around the campfire! I would highly recommend it! :drooling_face:

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Glad to hear you enjoyed the quiz @DavidBernhardt !
Let me know if you ever need some tips and tricks on what to see and do in South Africa! I will gladly help with the planning! :yum:

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Wow, that was amazing and I can confirm… spot on! :grinning:

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This was cool! I didn’t earn my South African passport but I learned new things :grin:. I hope I can go visit some day :blush:.

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Hello, wat 'n fantastiese idea om 'n Suidafrikaanse quiz te he^. Ek glo ek het vol punte bereik, maar ek is nie heeltemal seker nie. Hou aan om sulke quizzes aan te bied. Dis hope pret.

Bly asb in kontak. Dis fantasties om met my mede Suidafrikaners te gesels.

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I’ll even sponsor you if you want to visit. Would be amazing to show you around.

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