Areas and Places of Africa

By: Ashley L.

Namib Desert

Namib Desert is a coastal desert in Southern Africa. Namib stretches for more than 1,200 miles on the Atlantic coasts of South Africa, Namibia, and Angola. This desert is almost uninhabited by humans. This Desert is also the world's oldest desert.

Cape Of Good Hope

The Cape Of Good Hope is located in the Atlantic coast. The Cape Of Good Hope was believed to be the dividing point between the two oceans, the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean. Cape Of Good Hope marks the point where a ship travels more eastward than southward.


Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa. It is the provincial capital of the wealthiest provence of South Africa.

Zambezi River

The Zambezi River is the fourth longest river and longest East flowing one in Africa. It flows through Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique.

Limpopo River

The Limpopo River generally flows eastward to the Indian Ocean in central southern Africa. It forms the border between South Africa and Botswana and Zimbabwe.


Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. It is located in the southern part of the country. Lusaka is currently experiencing a high rate of development.

Kalahari Desert

The Kalahari Desert covers 350,000 square miles of land in Botswana, parts of Namibia and South Africa. It is a semi-desert because it supports more plants and animals than a true desert, receiving small amounts of rainfall each year.


Cabinda is a province of Angola, divided into four municipalities, Belize, Buco Zau, Cabinda and Landana. It is separated from the rest of Angola by a narrow strip of land belonging to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Orange River

The Orange River is the longest river in South Africa. It flows westward from the Drakensberg mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, forming part of the border between South Africa and Namibia and between South Africa and Lesotho.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a large waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The waterfall is claimed to the largest in terms of its width and height, forming the largest sheet of falling water.