Geography of South Africa

by Javier B

Namib Desert

The Namib is a coastal desert in South Africa. The Namib stretches more than 2,000 miles. Summer day time temperatures go to 113 F and nights can be freezing.

Cape of Good Hope

The Cape of Good Hope is at the tip of South Africa. It was once believed it was a diving point between the Atlantic and Indian ocean. The two oceans meet at the point where the warm water meets with the cold water.


Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa. The largest and busiest airport in Africa is Tambo International Airport. In 2007 their population was 3,888,180.

Zambezi River

The Zambezi river is the fourth longest river in Africa. The river is slightly smaller than the Nile river. The river rises in a black marshy dambo in the north west Zambia.

Limpopo River

The Limpopo river rises in central southern Africa. The term Limpopo is the modified version of the original Sepedi name Diphororo tsa meetse. The river is 1,750 kilometres long.