South Africa Overview

Flag_of_South_Africa - Republic of South Africa Flag, colours are red, blue, green, black, gold, black and white

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and …

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Dam List – List of dams in South Africa

Gariep dam CM - List of Dams of South Africa

The following is a partial list of dams in South Africa. In South African English (as well as Afrikaans), a dam refers to both the wall as well as the reservoir or lake that builds up as a consequence. List of dams (reservoirs) Name (Alt.) Nearest locale Province Impounds Year …

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Estuary List of South Africa

Mzimvubu River Estuary or Umzimvubu River is one of the most important rivers in South Africa. It is located in the Eastern Cape Province

This is an estuary list of South Africa. The list is in order from East (border with Mozambique) to the West (border with Namibia). The South African coastline stretches for some 3000 km from Kosi Bay near the Mozambique border in the east to the Gariep (Orange) River at the Namibian border in …

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List of mountains in South Africa

Table Mountain in Cape Town, one of the most popular mountains in Africa and the world

List of Mountains in South Africa is a general list of mountains in South Africa, with elevation. This list includes mountains in two other sovereign states, in the Stormberg-Drakensberg range, where the highest elevations are to be found in Lesotho, as well as Emlembe, the highest mountain in Swaziland, located …

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List of mountain ranges of South Africa

drakensberg-and-tugela-river-at-sunset-royal-natal-national-park-south-africa_1920x1080_Drakensberg Mountain Ranges

This is a list of mountain ranges of South Africa. Physiography The list includes chains of mountains bordered by highlands or separated from other mountains by passes or valleys. Some ranges in South Africa are relatively isolated, while others are physiographically part of larger geographical ranges such as the Drakensberg. …

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List of bays of South Africa

False Bay, Smitswinkel Bay,South Africa on the List of South African Bays

List of Bays of South Africa, A bay is an area of water surrounded or otherwise demarcated by land. Bays generally have calmer waters than the surrounding sea, due to the surrounding land blocking some waves and often reducing winds. It can also be an inlet in a lake or …

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List of drainage basins of South Africa

List of drainage basins of South Africa

Drainage basins are an extent of land where water from rain and melting snow or ice drains downhill into a body of water, such as a river, lake, reservoir, estuary, wetland, sea or ocean. The drainage basin includes both the streams and rivers that convey the water as well as the …

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List of rivers of South Africa

South Africa Topography with rivers

This is a list of rivers of South Africa. It is quite common to find the Afrikaans word -rivier as part of the name. Another common suffix is “-kamma“, from the Khoisan term for “river” (often tautologically the English term “river” is added to the name). The Zulu word amanzi (water) …

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Morokweng crater beneath the Kalahari Desert, South Africa

Morokweng Crater - Interpreted geology of the Morokweng impact structure. I, outer limit of suevite, melt breccia; II, outer limit of brecciated and faulted basement

The Morokweng crater (or Morokweng impact structure) is an impact crater buried beneath the Kalahari Desert near the town of Morokweng in the North-West Province of South Africa. The Morokweng Crater is close to the border with Botswana. This crater was formed by an asteroid 5-10 km in diameter, and …

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Vredefort Crater – The Largest Impact Crater in the World

Map of Vredefort dome - Oldest & Largest Impact Crate in the world

The Vredefort crater is the largest verified impact crater in the world. It was more than 300 km across when it was formed. It’s also one of the oldest impact craters in the world at around 2 Billion Years old. What remains of it is located in the present-day Free State …

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