Over his remarkable 95 years, Nelson Mandela's family grew to include three wives, six children, 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Download our high-res infographic to find out more.
If the history of South Africa is in large part one of racial divisiveness, today it can also be seen as the story of the creation - from tremendous diversity - of a single nation.
The oldest visible meteor crater on earth. The island prison that held Nelson Mandela. The remains of an ancient African city state. Evidence of the earliest humans, and the richest and most beautiful collection of cave paintings south of the Sahara. South Africa is home to eight Unesco World Heritage Sites.