At The Lodge, we pay homage to our homeland South Africa; a country rich in culture, natural beauty and unique traditions.
Here’s a few facts that you may or may not know about South Africa:
South Africa is home to one of the oldest mountains in the world.
Table Mountain stands proudly at 1,086m tall and is one of the most iconic landmarks of South Africa. Estimated to be approximately 600 million years old, the mountain boasts more than 2,200 species of plants and 1470 floral species, 70% of which are endemic. Popular with visitors from all over the world, Table Mountain has a variety of activities available including hiking, camping, cable car rides and for the very brave, abseiling from the summit!
South Africa has a first-class sporting history.
No stranger to great sporting success, South Africa has hosted the football (2010), cricket (2003) and rugby (2003) world cups. The only other country in the world to have hosted all three is England.
The first successful heart transplant took place in South Africa.
Dr Christiaan Barnard was a South African cardiac surgeon who carried out the first successful heart transplant on 3rd December 1967 in a Cape Town Hospital. He went on to win numerous awards for his contributions to medicine. Interestingly, Barnard died in 2001 while on holiday in Paphos, Cyprus.
Numerous record-breaking animals reside in South Africa.
South Africa is famous for its wildlife including some of these exceptional creatures:
Largest land mammal-Elephant
Largest reptile-Leatherback turtle
Fastest land mammal-Cheetah
South Africa has the world’s most luxurious trains.
Established in 1989, the Rovos trains are considered to be the most luxurious in the world. The vintage wood-panelled carriages carry a maximum of 72 passengers in their 36 exquisite suites. An elegant and sophisticated way to explore the varied landscape of the country.
South Africa has 11 official languages.
In keeping with the country’s diversity, South Africa has 11 official languages, each with equal status; isiZulu, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, siSwati, Sesotho, Xitsonga, Sepedi, isiNdebele, Setswana, Tshivenda, and English.
Here is how you can have your chance to experience the very best in South African food and cuisine.
Call us now on +357 96677288 to book your table with us to and enjoy delicious dishes from our varied menu.