Geography of Southern Africa

By: Brooke 1

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Namib Desert

The Namib Desert is one of the worlds oldest deserts. It has been in existence for some 43 million years. The desert stretches along the entire coastline.
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Cape of Good Hope

The Cape of Good Hope was first sighted by Portugese Navigator, Bartolomeu Dias in 1488. It was named Cape of Good Hope becasue its discovery was a good omen that India could be reached by sea from Europe. It is known for the stormy weather and rough seas encountered there.


Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa, by population. The city is one of the 50 largest metroplitan areas in the world. It claims to be the lightning capital in the world, though other cities have claimed this title too.

Zambezi River

The Zambezi Riveris the fourth longest river in the world, and the largset flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa.

Limpopo River


Kalahari Desert


Orange River

Victoria Falls