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South Africa


  1. What is the largest city in South Africa?
  2. What was Swaziland renamed in 2018?
  3. What name is given to South Africans descended from Dutch settlers?
  4. Name the longest river in South Africa?

  5. Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison. In which year was he released?
  6. One of the largest game reserves in Africa, which national park became South Africa's first in 1926?
  7. What is the main mountain range of Southern Africa?
  8. What is the official currency of South Africa?
  9. Which city is the capital and the largest city of the Free State?
  10. What is the name of the flat-topped mountain overlooking the city of Cape Town?
  11. Name the surgeon at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town in 1967 who successful performed the first human heart transplant?
  12. Describing the country's multicultural diversity, South Africa is often referred to as the what nation?
  13. What is the national animal of South Africa?
  14. Which city was formerly named Port Natal due to its position as South Africa's chief seaport?
  15. Which hilltop was the site of an important battle in the Boer War from 23 to 24 January 1900?
  16. What was the previous name of Gqeberha, the most populous city and seaport in the Eastern Cape province?
  17. Zululand was formally annexed by the British in 1887 and made a part of which former colony?
  18. What is the Internet country code top-level domain for South Africa?
  19. The most southern tip of Africa is known as cape what?
  20. Which upmarket suburb of Cape Town is known for both its cricket ground and rugby union stadium?
  21. What is the smallest of South Africa’s nine provinces but also the most populated?
  22. What number did Francois Pienaar have on his back when he led South Africa to its first Rugby World Cup win?
  23. Who was Archbishop of Cape Town from 1986 to 1996?
  24. Who became the first South African to win an acting Oscar?
  25. Which city, the capital and largest city of the Northern Cape province, has historical significance due to its diamond mining past?
  26. Named by Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias, what's the former name of the Cape of Good Hope?
  27. Can you name the second black president of South Africa?
  28. Which 'township' established in the 1930s in the City of Johannesburg became an epicentre of political campaigns aimed at overthrowing apartheid?
  29. Which country is landlocked as an enclave in South Africa?
  30. What is South Africa's population: (a) 40 million, (b) 50 million, or (c) 60 million?


  1. Johannesburg
  2. Eswatini
  3. Afrikaners
  4. The Orange River
  5. 1990
  6. Kruger National Park
  7. Drakensberg
  8. Rand
  9. Bloemfontein, or Bloem
  10. Table Mountain
  11. Christiaan Barnard
  12. Rainbow Nation
  13. Springbok
  14. Durban
  15. Spion Kop
  16. Port Elizabeth
  17. Natal
  18. Za
  19. Cape Agulhas
  20. Newlands
  21. Gauteng
  22. Six
  23. Desmond Tutu
  24. Charlize Theron
  25. Kimberley
  26. Cape of Storms
  27. Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki
  28. Soweto
  29. Lesotho
  30. (c) 60 million