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List of mountains in South Africa

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 at the border with South Africa. The highest mountain in South Africa is 3,450 metres (11,320 ft) high Mafadi, located on the border of South Africa and Lesotho.

Several of the highest peaks have snow in the Southern hemisphere winter season.

A Khulu is a peak above 3,000 m (9,800 ft) and not within 1 km (0.62 mi) of another Khulu, as defined by the Mountain Club of South Africa. Seweweekspoortpiek and Du Toits Peak are among the ultra prominent peaks of Africa.

A few mountains, such as Spion Kop or Isandlwana are historically important hills, even though they are relatively not very high. Table Mountain is important because of its emblematic value.

Mountains of South Africa listed from highest peak to lowest

Mountain Height (m) Range Province Remarks
Thabana Ntlenyana 3482 Drakensberg (Maluti)
Makheka 3463 Drakensberg (Maluti)
Thaba Putsoa 3455 Drakensberg (Maluti)
Mafadi 3451 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Njesuthi 3410 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Champagne Castle 3377 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Lithobolong 3375 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
kaNtuba Peak 3366 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Trojan Wall 3354 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Pampiring 3337 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Botlolong 3333 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Popple Peak 3331 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Giant’s Castle 3315 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Mashai 3310 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Mont-aux-Sources 3282 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Cleft Peak 3281 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Namahadi Peak 3275 Drakensberg (Maluti) Free State
Monk’s Cowl 3229 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Cathkin Peak 3148 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Rhino Peak 3056 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Thumb Spur Peak 3055 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Devil’s Knuckles 3028 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
KwaDuma 3019 Drakensberg Eastern Cape
Cathedral Peak 3004 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Ben Macdhui 3001 Drakensberg Eastern Cape
Twins Top 3000 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Sterkhorn 2973 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Ribbokkop 2829 Rooiberge Free State
Cairntoul 2826 Drakensberg Eastern Cape
Edge Hill 2725 Witteberge Eastern Cape
Balloch Peak 2648 Witteberge Eastern Cape
Compassberg 2502 Sneeuberge Eastern Cape
Visierskerf Peak 2470 Wittebergreeks Freestate
Seweweekspoortpiek 2325 Klein-Swartberge Western Cape
Mount Anderson 2284 Drakensberg Mpumalanga
Matroosberg 2249 Hex River Mountains Western Cape
Kriegersbaken 2156 Sneeuberge Northern Cape
Ysterkroon 2126 Wolkberg Limpopo
Groot Winterhoek 2077 Groot Winterhoek Western Cape
Sneeukop 2070 Skurweberg Western Cape
Serala 2050 Wolkberg Limpopo
Sneeuberg 2028 Cederberg Western Cape
Du Toits Peak 1995 Klein Drakensteinberge Western Cape
iNtaba kaNgqika/ Ngqika’s Hill (Gaika’s Kop) 1963 Amathole (Amatola) Mountains Eastern Cape
Toringkop 1913 Suikerbosrand Gauteng
Emlembe 1862 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal on S.A./Swaziland border
Geelhoutkop 1805 Waterberg Massif Limpopo
Nooitgedacht West 1805 Magaliesberg North West
Cockscomb 1768 Groot Winterhoekberg Eastern Cape
Lajuma 1747 Soutpansberg Limpopo
Hanglip 1719 Soutpansberg Limpopo
Rooiberg Peak 1706 Kamiesberg Northern Cape
Pilanesberg 1687 Witwatersrand North West
Impati Mountain 1595 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Cradock Peak 1578 Outeniqua Mountains Western Cape
Spion Kop 1460 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Isandlwana 1284 Drakensberg KwaZulu-Natal
Carolusberg 1274 Kamiesberg Northern Cape
Mascarin Peak 1230 Marion Island Prince Edward Islands
Ghaamsberg 1148 Northern Cape close to Aggeneys
Table Mountain 1084 Western Cape rising over Cape Town
Van Zinderen-Bakker Peak 672 Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Islands


Mulsh, Cliff (1994). “Khulus”. MCSA.




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