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South Africa

South Africa is a region in southern part of Africa and it was divided into nine provinces. It has 2,798 kilometers of coastline on the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. Furthermore, this country is multi-ethnic and has different languages and cultures. In the constitution of South Africa, there are 11 languages that are officially recognized and two of these ... Read More »

Table Mountain

Table Mountain is a flat topped mountain in southwestern of South Africa overlooking the city of Cape town and Table bay. It is a tabular shaped mountain resulting from horizontal layers of sandstone exposed to vigorous wind and water erosion. It rises 1,087 meters above sea level at its highest elevation, Maclears Beacon. The flat summit or plateau has an ... Read More »

Swartberg

Swartberg is mountain range located at Western Cape Province in South Africa. It extends east to west for 240 kilometers and separates the Little Karoo Valley from Great Karoo Semi-Desert. The highest elevations range from 1650 and 2300 meters. Swartberg Mountains is the tallest range of mountains in the Western Cape Province. It is also the longest range that stretches ... Read More »

Oribi Gorge

Oribi Gorge, which is simply breath-taking, can be described as an African Grand Canyon, situated just 25 minutes drive from the Port Shepstone. It is situated along the spectacular ravine, which is forest cloaked and near to Mzimkulwana River, that flows about 120 km south of Durban. Of the two gorges that cut through the Oribi Flat sugarcane farmlands, the ... Read More »

Kosi Bay

It is exactly in the Maputuland of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa that the Kosi Bay which is a series of four interlinked lakes is located. The lakes are a part of the ISimangalisa Wetland Park which is counted as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This estuary is just 2 kilometers away from the Mozambique border.  In South Africa., it is one ... Read More »

Cape Point

For any Cape Town visitor, a visit to the Cape Point is a must. At the southern end of the Cape Peninsula, there are two noteworthy points of great interest that require special mention – the Cape Point along with the Cape of Good Hope. However, at Cape Aghulas, which is the southernmost point of Africa situated about 150 kilometers ... Read More »

Brandberg Mountain

The Brandberg Mountain which covers a total area of 650 square kilometers is situated in Damaraland in the north-western part of Namib Desert in South Africa. From Königstein which is the highest elevation point, a clear view of the entire Brandberg area can be pictured clearly. The Brandberg Mountains are notable mountains of Namibia in South Africa. The word ‘Brander’, ... Read More »

Blyde River Canyon

The Blyde River Canyon, the name in which ‘Blyde River’ means happy river in Dutch language, is located in Mpumalanga in South Africa, forming the northern portion of the Drakensberg escarpment. Lengthwise, it is about 26 kilometers, and about 2500 feet deep. The Blyde River Canyon is one among the largest canyons on Earth, which can also be called the ... Read More »

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park is situated at, not more than an hour’s journey, approximately 72 km north of Port Elizabeth in South Africa. The Park covers an area of about 1480 square kilometres on land, combining an area of 1200 square kilometres of marine environment as well. The original reserve was set up in 1931 to protect the last 11 ... Read More »

Cederberg

The Cederberg Mountains are located in West Coat, Western Cape, and South Africa approximately 300 kilometer north of Cape Town which is the capital of the country. Its coordinates are 32°20′S 19°5′E . The name “Cederberg” is named after a tree called Clanwilliam cedar which only grows in that area. The area of the mountain is 710 square kilometer or 270 ... Read More »