Geography of South Africa

Answer these random South Africa geography questions.
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What is the most populous city in South Africa?
Johannesburg
Which country bordering South Africa starts with the letter Z?
Zimbabwe
What are the three capitals of South Africa?
Bloemfontein
Cape Town
Pretoria
What large desert is located in the northern part of the country?
Kalahari
What cape is commonly misbelieved to be Africa's southernmost point?
Cape of Good Hope
What cape is actually Africa's southernmost point?
Cape Agulhas
What South African language is descended from Dutch?
Afrikaans
What are the two most commonly-spoken first languages in South Africa?
Zulu
Xhosa
What is South Africa's longest river?
Orange River
On what island was Nelson Mandela imprisoned for 18 years?
Robben Island
What country is completely surrounded by South Africa?
Lesotho
What mountain range is located between the borders of South Africa and the above?
Drakensberg
What game reserve became South Africa's first national park in 1926?
Kruger
What is the southernmost large city on the African continent?
Port Elizabeth
What is the most populous city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal?
Durban
What group of South African islands are located 1,769 km southeast of
the African mainland?
Prince Edward
Islands
What is the term for a settlement, like Soweto, that was built on the outskirts of a city
and reserved for non-white residents?
Township
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Level 58
Jun 7, 2019
Port Elizabeth and Cape Town are basically in the same latitude. It depends of which exact point in the city are you using.
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Level 67
Jun 14, 2019
Durban is not the capital. Maybe change the question to ask for largest city? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KwaZulu-Natal
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Level ∞
Jun 14, 2019
This has been fixed, thanks.
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Level 82
Oct 21, 2019
should "Bantustan" qualify for the last one?
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Level 70
Oct 25, 2019
Bantustan is a territory rather than a township
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Level 74
Jul 21, 2020
Nice quiz, I have learned things, namely Port Agulhas, Port Elizabeth, Kruger.
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Level 91
Jun 21, 2021
Gqeberha, the official name, should be accepted for Port Elizabeth.
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Level 69
Jun 27, 2022
Port Elizabeth was officially renamed to Gqeberha in 2021.