Take the N3 Gateway Quiz!

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Take the N3 Gateway Quiz!

The N3 Gateway social media channels have been abuzz with a ‘virtual’ self-drive along our N3 corridor. Showcasing all our beautiful members gorgeous spaces. If you missed it take a look #35dayN3Gateaway to view the spaces.

As with any long drive, we need to keep occupied in the car with a general knowledge quiz. Take the quiz below and see how many you knew! (Answers are below)

Take the QUIZ:

  1. Which South African province was the ‘Lord of the Rings’ author, J.R.R Tolkien, born?
  2. Which river flows over the Amphitheatre and flows into the Indian Ocean?
  3. What was the original name of Winterton, pre 1910?
  4. After whom was the town of Greytown named after?
  5. Which hotel in the Nottingham Road area is said to be haunted?
  6. What is the symbol of the Midlands Meander Association?
  7. Which river runs over the Howick Falls?
  8. Name one rare bird which can be found in the Dargle forests?
  9. Who hosts the Hilton Arts Festival each year?
  10. Name two of the other towns surrounding Wartburg which share a German name?
  11. Which decade was the Sani Pass constructed?
  12. Which music festival takes place each year in the Southern Drakensberg region over Easter?
  13. The Capital city of Lesotho is Maseru, what does this word mean?
  14. Which year did the Comrades Marathon begin?
  15. Which river does the 1000 Hills valley form around?
  16. Which European nationality formed the town of Westville?
  17. Durban is famous for its ‘Bunny Chow’s’. When was this meal created in Durban?

Answers:

  1. The Free State.
    J.R.R Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein in January 1892
  2. The Tugela River.
    Starts on the Mont-Aux-Sources plateau, near the Lesotho and Free State province border.
  3. Pre – 1910 Winterton was named Springfield.
    Post Anglo-Boer War, the colonial government formed a weir across the Tugela River, where it became a small immigration settlement.
  4. Sir George Edward Grey.
    In 1854 Sir Grey was appointed the Governor of the Cape Colony.
  5. Nottingham Road Hotel, is said to be haunted by the spirit of a lady who roams the grounds.
  6. Karkloof butterfly.
    This is an endangered butterfly, said to be seen mainly around Autumn time.
  7. Umgeni River.
    Howick Falls which is said to be 95m in height.
  8. Cape Parrot or the White-Starred Robin. The Cape Parrot is endemic to South Africa, however is on the endangered list.
  9. Hilton College.
    The Hilton Arts Festival began in 1993.
  10. New Hanover, Hamburg, Hermansburg, Schroeders, Kirchdorf, Harburg or Lillienthal
  11. In the 1950’s.
    Sani Pass connects Mokhotlong, Lesotho with Underberg, South Africa.
  12. Splashy Fen.
    Take a look at previous year images: Splashy Fen
  13. Maseru means red sandstone in Sesotho.
  14. 1921, with only 34 running the event and 16 completing.
    Founded by Vic Clapham, who dreamt of a living memorial to commemorate all those who suffered during World War 1.
  15. Umgeni River rises in the Dargle and flows into the Indian Ocean in Durban
  16. Formed in 1847 by a German immigrant settlement.
    One can visit the Bergtheil Museum to learn more about Westvilles beginning.
  17. Bunny Chows were created in the 1940’s.
    A mystery surrounds the actual conception of the ‘Bunny’. But what we do know it’s easy to eat, no utensils required, you just need to wash hands after! (Which after Covid-19, we certainly are professionals at that)
Lori Voss

loriv@n3gateway.com

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