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Southern Africa

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointThabana Ntlenyana (3482 m/11,424 ft)
CountriesCongo DRC (19%), Angola (17%), South Africa (17%), Namibia (11%), Mozambique (11%), Zambia (10%), Botswana (8%), Zimbabwe (5%), Malawi (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area7,295,368 sq km / 2,816,745 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent4,114 km / 2,556 mi North-South
3,110 km / 1,933 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long16° 20' S; 26° 17' E
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Map of Southern Africa
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Southern Africa.
AfricaLevel 1 (Parent)
         Atlas MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Sahara Desert RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         West Africa MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Ethiopian HighlandsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         East Africa MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Southern AfricaLevel 2
                 Angola PlateauLevel 3 (Child)
                 Zambia PlateauLevel 3 (Child)
                 Malawi HighlandsLevel 3 (Child)
                 KalahariLevel 3 (Child)
                 Zimbabwe PlateauLevel 3 (Child)
                 South Africa PlateauLevel 3 (Child)
                 DrakensbergLevel 3 (Child)
                 Cape RangesLevel 3 (Child)
         Mid-Atlantic IslandsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Indian Ocean IslandsLevel 2 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Southern Africa

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Thabana Ntlenyana348211,424Drakensberg
2.Makheka346211,358Drakensberg
3.Mafadi345111,322Drakensberg
4.Injasuti Dome341011,188Drakensberg
5.Seqoqo339411,135Drakensberg
6.Champagne Castle337711,079Drakensberg
7.Giant's Castle331510,876Drakensberg
8.Phofung328210,768Drakensberg
9.Cleft Peak327710,751Drakensberg
10.Namahadi Peak327410,741Drakensberg
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Thabana Ntlenyana348211,424Drakensberg
2.Sapitwa Peak30039852Malawi Highlands
3.Moro de Môco26208596Angola Plateau
4.Inyangani25928504Zimbabwe Plateau
5.Brandberg25738442Kalahari
6.Kompasberg25038212Cape Ranges
7.Murch Point21567073South Africa Plateau
8.Sunzu20676781Zambia Plateau



Photos of Peaks in the Southern Africa

Giant's Castle
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Giant's Castle Peak from the top of the Long Wall (2014-03-23). Photo by Jonathan Newman.
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Brandberg
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The impressive palisades of the Brandberg, including Namibia's highest peak, the Königstein (2011-04-27). Photo by Evan Strydom.
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Towerkop

The famous cleft summit block of the Towerkop, one of most famous peaks of South Africa. Photo courtesty of Jan Viljoen.
Table Mountain
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Iconic Table Mountain, South Africa. Photo by Jeff Malik.
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