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Blyde River Canyon, Mpumalanga, South AfricaThe Blyde River Canyon is located in Mpumalanga, it is the northern part of the Drakensberg escarpment.
Image: Martin Heigan

About South Africa

South Africa Coat of ArmsSatellite view is showing South Africa, the country at the southern tip of the African continent with the South Atlantic Ocean in west and the Indian Ocean in east. South Africa is bordered by Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. The Kingdom of Lesotho is entirely surrounded by South Africa.

Africa's southernmost country occupies an area of 1,2 million km², compared it is larger than four times the size of Italy, or somewhat less than twice the size of the U.S. state of Texas.

A Saddlebilled Stork and a Rhino in Kruger National Park
A Saddlebilled Stork and a Rhino in Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa. South Africa's first national park is situated in the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces.
Image: Chris Eason
The countries landscape offers a variety of scenic views, from savanna and shrublands to beaches and rugged cliffs, from cities with international culture to the villages of the indigenous Zulu, Xhosa and San people.

Geographical highlight is the Drakensberg ("Dragons Mountain"), the highest mountain range in Southern Africa, with the highest point in the country is Mafadi a peak with 3,450 m (11,320 ft) on the border of South Africa and Lesotho.

There are two significant rivers in South Africa, the Limpopo defines a part of South Africa's borders with Botswana and the Orange, a river with an enormous watershed; the longest river in South Africa defines some portions of the country's border with Namibia.

South Africa has a population of 54 million people (Official estimate 2014); spoken languages are English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, and others. the country's administrative capital is Pretoria; legislative capital is Cape Town and the judicial capital is Bloemfontein (Mangaung), largest city is Johannesburg.

Some points of interest in South Africa:
Cape Town, with Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape of Good Hope, Robben Island (site where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison), Signal Hill and Table Mountain.
Garden Route, along the coast from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape, scenic stopovers are George, Knysna, Nature's Valley, Plettenberg Bay, Tsitsikamma National Park (protected area), Victoria Bay.
Cape Winelands, South Africa wines, the cultural landscape in the Western Cape Province is also on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List.
Cradle of Humankind, (Gauteng province) the Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa official website is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
about 50 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg.

Nature and Game Reserves: subtropical green Blyde River Canyon (Mpumalanga), Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve (oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa, KwaZulu Natal); Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s largest game reserves with a high density of wild animals including the Big 5;

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Major Cities in South Africa:
Bloemfontein Cape Town
Durban Johannesburg
Nelspruit Polokwane
Port Elizabeth
Pretoria Rustenburg

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Maps of other Countries of Southern Africa:
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