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About South Africa

South Africa Location Map

South Africa is at the southern tip of the continent of Africa, along the Indian Ocean.

It borders Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. But the country also completely surrounds Lesotho, and nearly surrounds Eswatini as well.

The terrain is mostly plains, rugged hills, and plateaus. The highest point in South Africa is Njesuthi at 3,408 meters within the Drakensberg Mountains.

Fun fact: South Africa is the only country in the world to have 3 capitals – Cape Town, Pretoria, and Bloemfontein.

Capital city

Pretoria

Major cities

Bloemfontein
Cape Town
Durban
East London
Johannesburg
Newcastle
Pietermaritzburg
Port Elizabeth
Vereeniging

Cities, towns and villages

Beaufort West
Bethlehem
Bisho
Bokspits
Calvinia
De Aar
Golela
Hotazel
Kenhardt
Kimberley
Klerksdorp
Kokstad
Kroonstad
Ladysmith
Messina
Middelburg
Mmabatho
Mossel Bay
Nelspruit
Nylstroom
Oranjemund
Polokwane
Port Nolloth
Port Shepstone
Queenstown
Richards Bay
Rustenburg
Saldanha
Sasolburg
Sishen
Springbok
Standerton
Sutherland
Swellendam
Ulundi
Umtata
Upington
Vanrhynsdorp
Victoria West
Vryburg
Welkom
Witbank
Worcester

Lakes, rivers and creeks

Indian Ocean
Limpopo
Molopo
Ngotwane
Nossob
Olifants
Orange
South Atlantic Ocean
Tugela
Vaal

Capes

Cape of Good Hope
Cape Agulhas

Southern Africa

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