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South Africa Province High Points

Showing Piet Jacobs's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (9 out of 9, or 100%)

RankProvincePeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.GautengSuikerbosrand-Toringkop1913South Africa Plateau102011-05-01
2.MpumalangaDie Berg2331Drakensberg62012-09-24
3.KwaZulu-NatalMafadi3451Drakensberg192015-10-08
4.Western CapeSeweweekspoort Peak2325Cape Ranges112016-01-14
4.Northern CapeMurch Point2156South Africa Plateau52016-01-14
6.Eastern CapeKwaDuma3019Drakensberg42016-03-21
7.Free StateNamahadi Peak3274Drakensberg72016-03-27
8.LimpopoIron Crown2126Drakensberg102016-05-01
9.North-WestNorth-West Province High Point1816South Africa Plateau22016-05-14

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List Description

The new constitution of South Africa re-organized the country into nine provinces, eliminating familiar jurisdictions such as the Transvaal and the Cape Province. This yields a nice, still mangeable list of summits for the South African peakbagger. Note that Lesotho, enitrely surrounded by South Africa, has a higher peak than any on this list.

Important! In April of 2016 it was discovered by Louis Roodt of Pretoria that the North-West province high point reported on this site was incorrect. The new high point is a "slope point" 1600 meters west of the old point, "Nooitgedacht West". This old point is actually entirely within Gauteng, while the new point is on the border with North-West.

Special thanks to Jan Viljoen of Ladismith who pointed out to me the original list of high points and helped me research their locations for this site.

Research for this list was also aided by the 1:50,000 scale topographic maps from the MadMappers.com site, plus the Reader's Digest Atlas of South Africa, in addtition to other sources.

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