During the 2012 Apocalypse, Africa was hit by earthquakes and flooded by a mega-tsunami. It remained flooded for 27 days until it rose above sea level when the floodwaters began to recede, and became habitable.
This made it the only continent not to suffer extreme damage and it allowed the 2012 survivors on board the Arks to begin a new life there at the Cape of Good Hope. The other continents around the globe were destroyed by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and mega-tsunamis, while Africa remained habitable.
- In the movie, Africa is the only continent that survived the 2012 Apocalypse and sank but had risen from the ocean after 27 days.
- Africa will be now be the new home for 400,000 people as they remake their life there.
- While all the other continents suffered massive damage from earthquakes, volcano eruptions, and tsunamis, Africa didn't get much damage by any of them, being the only surviving continent in the movie.
- Africa, in the movie, being the last place on Earth to remain habitable, is an allusion to Africa being the cradle and birthplace of humanity.