Geography of Southern Africa

By Emma A

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Namib Desert

The Namib Desert is a coastal desert. It stretches along the coasts of South Africa, Namibia, and Angola. Near the coast it is a sea of sand. Farther inland are gravel plains and scattered mountain outcrops. It is important because it is one of the most dryest places on the earth.
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Cape of Good Hope

The Cape of Good Hope is a very rocky peninsula. It is believed to be the dividing point between the Atlantic and Indian oceans. It is important because it is a very special significance and the refer to it as," the cape."


Largest city in South Africa. Johannesburg is the wealthiest province in South Africa. While Johannesburg is not one of South Africa's three capitals, it is the seat of the Constitutional Court, which has the final word on interpretation of South Africa's new post-Apartheid constitution.

Zambezi River

Is the fourth largest river in Africa. Flows into the Indian Ocean. It is important because it has a very rare shark. The Zambezi Shark( Bull Shark).

Limpopo River

It rises in Central Southern Africa. Flows eastward to the Indian Ocean. It is Important because the term Limpopo is a modified version of the original Sepedi name Diphororo tsa meetse. Diphororo tsa meetse means gushing strong waterfalls.

Victoria Falls

Is a waterfall located in Southern Africa on the border of the Zambezi River. Even though it is neither the highest or the widest waterfall in the world, it is claimed to be the largest. It is important because it is named after the late Queen Victoria of the UK