Geography of Southern Africa

By: Jordan O/ 3rd period

Namib Desert

The Namib Desert a coastal desert in South Africa. Namib stretches more than 2,000 kilometres or 1,200 miles along the Atlantic coast. Somtimes referred to as the world's oldest desert.

Cape of Good Hope

Cape of Good Hope is the southern tip of Africa. The Cape of Good Hope also marks the point where a ship begins to travel more eastward than southward. The land around the cape was home to Khoikhoi people when the Dutch first settled there in 1652.


Johannesburg is the largest city in Shouth Africe by the population. The city is the source of a large scale gold and diamond trade.

Zambezi River

The Zambez is the 4th largest river in Africa, and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa. The north of the Zambezi basin has rainfall of 1100 or 1400 mm.

Limpopo River

The Limpopo River rises in central southern Africa and flows eastwards to the Indian Ocean. The Limpopo is the second largest river in Africa, and that drains to the Indian Ocean.


Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. Its one of the fastes -developing cities in Southern Africa, and Lusaka is located in the southern part of the central plateau.
Kalahari Desert is a large semi arid sandy savannah in Southern Africa extending 900,000 square kilometers or 350,000 sq mi covering much of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa. There are small amounts of rainfall and the summer temperature is very high.