Updated at 2022-04-15
Gold, diamonds, and ostrich eggs are the three most popular tourist souvenirs in South Africa. According to statistics released by South African Tourism, three of every four tourist purchases the "King of Eggs" as a souvenir. Ostrich eggshells are tough. Therefore, they can be carved, painted, or made into lampshades, and they can be seen in one shape or another in almost every store. The South African Ostrich Egg is a canvas depicting the Big Five game (lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard, and rhinoceros) galloping across the African grasslands. The egg itself is colorful and exquisite and rests on a bracket in the shape of an elephant's tusk.
Flag: The South African flag features red, yellow, blue, green, black, and white, assembled into a horizontal Y. This design was adopted as the national flag on April 27, 1994.
National Day: April 27
Language: South Africa is a multi-ethnic country. In addition to the descendants of Eurasian immigrants, there are nine indigenous African tribes. Due to South Africa’s diversity, its constitution recognizes 11 official languages, including English, Afrikaans, isiZulu, isiXhosa, Sesotho, Setswana, Swati, isiNdebele, Sepedi, Xitsonga, and Tshivenda.
Area: 12.2813 million square kilometers
Population: 57.70 million
Currency: Rand (ZAR)
Government: Parliamentary republic; the president is the head of state with real power and elected by the National Assembly with a majority vote.