Geography of Southern Africa

By: J

Namib Desert

The Namib Desert is the world's oldest desert because it has been in existence for over 43 million years. The Namib Desert is 1,000 miles long from north to south. In certain areas in the Namib desert you can find gold and diamonds. Its important to South Africa because you can find a lot of minerals there that help make you rich.
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Cape of Good Hope

The Cape of Good Hope is a peninsula just outside the city of Cape Town. Cape of Good Hope was important because it was a stopping point for trading ships sailing between Europe and European colonies. It is one of the eight protected areas in the region.
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Johannesburg

Johannesburg is a city in South Africa. Lots of people come to Johannesburg to have vacation or to just look at the wonderful city. Johannesburg is important because it is an attraction that brings many tourists to come see Johannesburg.
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Zambezi River

The Zambezi river is the 4th largest river in Africa and is the largest flowing river into the Indian Ocean from Africa. The Zambezi River is important because it goes all the wild animals in South Africa water to drink.
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Limpopo River

The Limpopo River rises in central southern Africa, and flows generally eastwards to the Indian Ocean. The Limpopo river is 1,087 miles long.The Limpopo river starts in Mozambique and ends in the Indian Ocean. It is known for the length of the river.
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Lusaka

Lusaka is the capital and largest city in Zambia. The population is about 1.7 million people.
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Kalahari Desert

The Kalahari Desert is a basinlike plain of the interior plateau of southern Africa. Everywhere you walk it is 3,000 ft or more above sea level. The Kalahari has hardley any water and the water can only be found in small holes.
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