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  Landmarks of the Rainbow Nation   great trivia quiz  
Collection Quiz
 10 Qns
South Africa has been called the Rainbow Nation because of its diversity of cultures and people. However it is also rich in geographical treasures of all kinds. Select the landmarks which can be found in this beautiful country.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, KayceeKool, Oct 09 23
Very Easy
KayceeKool gold member
Oct 09 23
253 plays
  South Africa's Three Capitals   best quiz  
Classification Quiz
 15 Qns
The Union of South Africa in 1910 brought together the Cape, Natal, Transvaal, and Orange River colonies into one country within the British Commonwealth, until 1961 when South Africa became a Republic. What do you know of its three different capitals?
Average, 15 Qns, reedy, Mar 27 22
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
reedy gold member
Mar 27 22
469 plays
  A Trip Around South Africa   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I was very lucky to spend six months in South Africa with friends. This is a quiz about some of the fascinating things I saw and learnt while I was in this wonderful country.
Average, 10 Qns, fontenilles, Oct 22 11
4847 plays
  Cape Town - South Africa's Mother City   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Cape Town is one of Africa's global cities. Blessed with a favourable climate, a rich heritage, and a melange of people from other cultures, Cape Town is a must-see place for the world traveller.
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Nov 04 18
1nn1 gold member
Nov 04 18
1577 plays
  Provinces of South Africa   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
South Africa is one of the more modern nations in Africa. Its provinces were created with new borders after the end of Apartheid in 1994. Nine were created and here is a quiz on them, along with a bonus question.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jan 21 20
Joepetz gold member
Jan 21 20
282 plays
  South Africa: An Overview   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
South Africa is a fascinating and misunderstood country, with an interesting and tumultuous history. Hopefully this quiz will show some of our highlights.
Average, 15 Qns, strudi74, Oct 03 12
1667 plays
  South Africa    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A little bit of this and a little bit of that about South Africa. The answer to Q10 is made up from the first letters of the answer to Q1 to Q8.
Easier, 10 Qns, valmur, Sep 04 18
Sep 04 18
2979 plays
  The A - Z of ZA: Geography   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
ZA is the international code for South Africa. This quiz finds out how much you know about the geography, including agriculture, geology and demographics of the country.
Difficult, 25 Qns, 51percent, Aug 29 22
Aug 29 22
1788 plays
  South African Towns and Cities   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
South Africa is a beautiful and interesting country. Perhaps this quiz will rouse your curiosity and inspire you to discover it for yourself.
Average, 10 Qns, Noleen, Oct 21 23
Oct 21 23
2298 plays
  Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about South Africa and its history?
Average, 10 Qns, alkmene, Jun 01 23
Jun 01 23
1760 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Durban is host to a major aquarium and marine exhibit. What is it known as?

From Quiz "South Africa: An Overview"

  Touring South Africa    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
South Africa is an amazing place with many tourist attractions, of which a few are mentioned here. I hope you get the opportunity to visit someday.
Average, 10 Qns, 51percent, Nov 11 22
Nov 11 22
1569 plays
  South Africa - Name the Place   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Learn about some of the towns in our beautiful country. I will list some facts about the place and you choose which one it is.
Average, 10 Qns, madison_17, Jun 02 17
madison_17 gold member
1741 plays
  Cities of South Africa   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about some of the cities of South Africa. I will give a hint or two, you tell me the city....
Average, 10 Qns, hews, Oct 22 11
2646 plays
  I've Got a Brand New Combine Harvester    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
South Africa is uniquely situated geographically to be able to produce a wide variety of crops and yields. Take a tour through some of South Africa's landscape.
Tough, 10 Qns, kino76, Jul 21 16
kino76 gold member
196 plays
  A Whale of a Town   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For my first quiz, I would like to introduce you to my new home town; Hermanus, South Africa - the Whale Watching Capital of the World.
Tough, 10 Qns, KayceeKool, Apr 19 21
KayceeKool gold member
Apr 19 21
748 plays
  Wild About Kruger    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The world famous wildlife sanctuary in South Africa is over a century old. It is a beacon of nature conservation, tourism, archaeology and research.
Tough, 10 Qns, sterretjie101, Nov 01 20
Nov 01 20
699 plays
  If Only Moses Asked for Directions   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If only Moses asked for directions, he might have ended up in the beautiful Republic of South Africa. This is a quiz on a few of the towns in my homeland - good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, playmate1111, Oct 22 11
playmate1111 gold member
539 plays
  The Zulu Kingdom: KwaZulu-Natal    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are nine provinces located within South Africa. This quiz is about my home province, KwaZulu-Natal.
Average, 10 Qns, lucyfire, Mar 09 18
Mar 09 18
640 plays
  South African Geography - General Stuff 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
More questions based on South African Geography
Tough, 10 Qns, madison_17, Oct 22 11
madison_17 gold member
1226 plays
  South Africa, Local is Lekker    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you thought you knew South Africa, think again! This is the product of a proud South African.
Average, 10 Qns, ketticren, Nov 25 11
1580 plays
  South African Geography - General Stuff    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Take this quiz to see how much you know about South Africa and its diverse geography.
Tough, 10 Qns, madison_17, Oct 22 11
madison_17 gold member
1346 plays
  Interesting Places to Visit in South Africa    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
South Africa has many interesting and fun places to visit. Let me introduce you to a few, and hopefully tweak your interest to find out more or even come to see for yourself.
Average, 10 Qns, GrahamThomas, Aug 13 15
237 plays
  Places in South Africa    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about places in South Africa - what city/town am I referring to?
Average, 10 Qns, haupta, Feb 04 20
Feb 04 20
1255 plays
  Simply South Africa    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some fairly obscure questions to test your knowledge of South Africa.
Average, 10 Qns, grootes, Nov 24 19
Nov 24 19
1533 plays
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South Africa Trivia Questions

1. Cape Town is the second biggest city in South Africa after Johannesburg. Where in South Africa is it located?

From Quiz
Cape Town - South Africa's Mother City

Answer: South western coast

Cape Town is located on the south western coast of South Africa. It sits at latitude 33.55° S which is the same as Sydney and Buenos Aires and in the northern hemisphere, the same as Casablanca and Los Angeles. Cape Town is just east of the Greenwich meridian line at longitude 18.25° E and is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. Pretoria is south west of Johannesburg in the northeast. Durban is on the eastern coast near the Lesotho border. Bloemfontein is centrally located near the diamond mines at Kimberley.

2. Come on, Moses, let us begin by going to my hometown of East London. It's many years since I have lived there, but there's something special for you to see at the East London Museum. What is this something special we will find there?

From Quiz If Only Moses Asked for Directions

Answer: Coelacanth

East London is situated in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and the museum is the home to the first ceolacanth to be caught in the world. Until this specimen was caught off the Chalumna River near East London in 1938, the coelacanth had only been known from fossil remains and was believed to be extinct for some 80 million years.

3. In 1497, Vasco Da Gama landed in KwaZulu-Natal while searching for a route to India. He named this province after the holiday on which he arrived. Natal refers to what holiday in Portuguese?

From Quiz The Zulu Kingdom: KwaZulu-Natal

Answer: Christmas

Vasco Da Gama landed in KwaZulu-Natal on 25 December 1497. The largest city in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Durban, was named after the Governor of the Cape Colony from 1834 to 1838, Sir Benjamin d'Urban.

4. South Africa's national animal has become synonymous with sport in the country. Which famous animal has this distinction?

From Quiz South Africa: An Overview

Answer: Springbok

The springbok is a small gazelle inhabiting grasslands in South Africa. Its name literally means "jumping antelope", which is a distinctive feature of the animal when it is spooked. National colours in most sporting codes are considered "springbok colours" and are a source of great pride for the country's sportspeople and fans.

5. Hermanus is situated in South Africa in the province of the Western Cape about 100 kilometres east of Cape Town, on the shores of which ocean?

From Quiz A Whale of a Town

Answer: Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean runs down the west coast of South Africa before it meets the Indian Ocean at Cape Agulhas which is the southernmost point of Africa, which is about 145 kilometers east of Hermanus.

6. The Kruger National Park is named after which statesman?

From Quiz Wild About Kruger

Answer: Paul Kruger

Paul Kruger was state president of the South African Republic when he expressed concern about the dwindling numbers of wild animals. Hunting was rife in the 19th century. His concern eventually led to the establishment of the Sabie Game Sanctuary in 1898. When the reserve was re-proclaimed in 1926, its name was changed to honour Kruger.

7. This town is located in Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and was founded in 1812. It subsequently became a centre for 1820 settlers, and has been nicknamed the "City of Saints" with 52 churches.

From Quiz South Africa - Name the Place

Answer: Grahamstown

Grahamstown is also the home of Rhodes University which was founded in 1904. The Annual National Arts Festival is held here with about 350 different events over a 2 week period.

8. In which city did the young journalist, Winston Churchill, escape from prison during the Anglo-Boer War?

From Quiz South African Towns and Cities

Answer: Pretoria

The beautiful Union Buildings were designed by Sir Herbert Baker and are home to the Office of the President of the Republic of South Africa. A good time to visit Pretoria is in October when the jacaranda trees are in bloom - a stunning sight!

9. A is for Agriculture and Arable land - Only 11 percent of South Africa's land is arable, and roughly 66 percent is only suitable for livestock grazing. Is South Africa a net importer or exporter of agricultural products?

From Quiz The A - Z of ZA: Geography

Answer: Net exporter - by over 50%

Although we have very little arable land, it is used to full potential, and irrigation is used to increase production. The value of imports for 2004/2005 was R 13 291 million, while our value of exports for the same time period was R 22 938 million.

10. In which South African city would you find uShaka Marine World?

From Quiz South African Geography - General Stuff 2

Answer: Durban

Located at the end of Durban's Golden Mile uShaka Marine World is the world's largest marine theme park and home to the fifth largest aquarium in the world. It is spread over 15 hectares of prime beach front.

11. This major South African city is often referred to as the Jacaranda City. Its places of interest include among other The Union Buildings of South Africa, Church Square and the Voortrekker Monument.

From Quiz Places in South Africa

Answer: Pretoria

Pretoria's main street, Church Street, is the longest urban street in South Africa and one of the longest straight streets in the world. Pretoria is one of South Africa's leading academic cities, and it is home to both the largest residential university in the country (the University of Pretoria) and the largest distance education university (the University of South Africa, more commonly known by its initials, UNISA).

12. South Africa is located at the southern part of the African Continent. How many countries does it border?

From Quiz South African Geography - General Stuff

Answer: 6

The bordering countries are Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho, which is in fact landlocked within South Africa.

13. What is the administrative capital city of South Africa called?

From Quiz South Africa, Local is Lekker

Answer: Pretoria

Pretoria became the capital of the South African Republic (the Transvaal) in 1860 and the executive capital of the Republic of South Africa (as it is today) in 1910. The municipal area falls under the name Tshwane.

14. Which mountain range is found in the Kruger Park and borders Mozambique?

From Quiz Simply South Africa

Answer: Lebombo

The Kruger Park is roughly the size of Israel and has been around for over 100 years.

15. What is the national flower of South Africa?

From Quiz Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika

Answer: The protea

The protea, a particularly hardy and somewhat unattractive flower, is named after the minor Greek oceanic deity Proteus. The national cricket team is called the Proteas, as opposed to the Springboks (or Amabokoboko) - rugby; and Bafana Bafana - soccer/football.

16. Every day, except Sundays, a noon day gun gets fired from Signal Hill. What kind of gun is it ?

From Quiz South Africa

Answer: cannon

A time signal has been fired since 1806. Initially the gun was fired at sunrise & sunset but now it is fired at noon.

17. Situated inland in the province of Gauteng, this city is the financial and industrial centre of South Africa. It is the largest city in the world not located on the coast, by a lake or on a navigable river?

From Quiz Cities of South Africa

Answer: Johannesburg

Situated at an altitude of 1753 mt (5750 ft).

18. It is thought that the Cape Town area was settled between 12000-15000 years ago, but little is known about this time. The European first reached the area in 1486. What nationality was this explorer?

From Quiz Cape Town - South Africa's Mother City

Answer: Portuguese

In 1488 Bartolomeu Dias, a Portuguese explorer named the area the Cape of Storms, but later King John II of Portugal changed the name to the Cape of Good Hope because of the optimism associated with the opening of a sea route to India and the East Indies. It was wrongly thought as ships "rounded the Cape", that this was where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans met. This is not true. That occurs 150km to the east south east off Cape Agulhas, southern Africa's southern tip. However for ships sailing down the west African coast, rounding the Cape is where ships start travelling east rather than south. In the 16th Century Portuguese, French, Danish, Dutch and English ships stopped over in Table Bay en-route to the East Indies. They traded tobacco, copper and iron with the local inhabitants, the Khoikhoi, who in return gave them fresh meat.

19. Named after a Roman goddess, a fertile valley in the Western Cape is South Africa's leading producer of deciduous fruit. Which goddess is it named after?

From Quiz I've Got a Brand New Combine Harvester

Answer: Ceres

The Ceres valley is found in the Cape Winelands district, found by the Hex river mountain range. Due to the Mediterranean climate and fairly consistent yearly rainfall, the area is perfectly suited to the cultivation of apples, pears and various stone fruits. The Ceres Beverage Company, uses only fruit from the valley and exports their product all over the world. Their largest market is the United States. Ceres advertises their product as being without preservatives and "100% pure".

20. The French Huguenots settled in a valley in the Western Cape and established a town and wine-making tradition. What is the name of this town which is also the name given to the valley?

From Quiz Interesting Places to Visit in South Africa

Answer: Franschhoek

Windhoek is the capital of Namibia. Noordhoek is the name of a town and valley in the Western Cape. Fish Hoek is on False Bay.

21. KwaZulu-Natal has hot and humid summers with plenty of rainfall while winters are cool and dry. What kind of weather climate do locals experience?

From Quiz The Zulu Kingdom: KwaZulu-Natal

Answer: Sub-tropical

KwaZulu-Natal skies sport an average of 320 days a year of sunshine and beach weather. During the summer months, especially January and February, the temperature can reach up to 35 degrees Celsius.

22. South Africa has a long and celebrated history in nature conservation. Which is the country's biggest and best-known National Park?

From Quiz South Africa: An Overview

Answer: Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park was established in 1898 under the name Sabie National Park by then President Paul Kruger. The park consists of 18,989 square kilometers of conservation area, with eight main gates that lead to different accommodation sites. The Kruger Park boasts more than 140 species of mammals, including the "Big Five" (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhinoceros) and hundreds of bird and reptile species.

23. A little dog, the runt of the litter, was made famous in a book on its adventurous life. Two plaques are set up in the Park, one at an entrance gate and another marking the spot of its birth. What was the dog called?

From Quiz Wild About Kruger

Answer: Jock

Percy Fitzpatrick published the book 'Jock of the Bushveld' in 1905, telling the story of the feisty bullterrier that accompanied him on his travels in the frontier days of the Lowveld.

24. The mountains surrounding this town have been dated to 3.5 million years. Gold was discovered here in 1881, and as a result the town at one stage had two stock exchanges. It was also home to Sir Percy Fitzpatrick who wrote "Jock of the Bushveld".

From Quiz South Africa - Name the Place

Answer: Barberton

Barberton is located in the province of Mpumalanga, which was once called Transvaal. The Sheba Mine which can be found in Barberton is one of the oldest and richest mines in the world.

25. Home to Nelson Mandela as well as the Apartheid Museum, this city is bordered by Soweto to the west and O.R. Tambo International Airport to the east.

From Quiz South African Towns and Cities

Answer: Johannesburg

Johannesburg is an urban forest that has six million trees. From the air, the northern suburbs in particular look like a rain forest canopy. Jozi (as it is fondly referred to by its residents) is a sister city of New York (USA), Birmingham (UK), Sao Paolo (Brazil) and Xi'an (China).

26. B is for Bungy jumping and Bridges - where in South Africa will you find the world's highest commercial bungy jump?

From Quiz The A - Z of ZA: Geography

Answer: Bloukrans River Bridge

The Bloukrans River Bridge is situated near Storms River. This 216m high bridge provides a jump of about 160m. The Storms River Bridge, also known as the Paul Sauer Bridge, it is a 190m long single span bridge. John Ross Bridge crosses the Tugel River in KwaZulu-Natal, and Crocodile Bridge is a restcamp in the Kruger National Park)

27. How many official languages does South Africa have?

From Quiz South African Geography - General Stuff 2

Answer: 11

There are 11 official languages: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. Zulu is the most predominantly spoken language with about 24% of the population using it as their home language.

28. The highest mountain in South Africa lies in the Drakensburg range at 3408m above sea level. What is it called?

From Quiz South African Geography - General Stuff

Answer: Njesuthi

Njesuthi lies on the border of Lesotho in the Drakensburg mountains.

29. What is the longest river in South Africa?

From Quiz South Africa, Local is Lekker

Answer: Orange River

The Orange river, and its tributary the Vaal, is 2200 km long and mouths at Alexander Bay. It also forms a natural border between South Africa and Namibia.

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