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Description: The Physical Map of South Africa showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, Ocean, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.

South Africa Facts and Country Information...

South Africa is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It has a coastline of 2,798 kilometres which borders the South Atlantic Ocean as well as the Indian oceans. It also borders the countries of Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana in the north. It has Swaziland and Mozambique in the east.

South Africa forms the southernmost region of African continent. It has a long coastline which stretches for about 2,500 kilometers and borders the two oceans (the Indian and the South Atlantic). It covers an area of 1,219,912 square kilometresand is thus the 25th largest country in the world. Drakensberg's Mafadi standsat 3,450 meters is the highest peak of South Africa.

The country consists of vast, mostly flat, plateau at an altitude of around 1,500metres. The plateau is surrounded by the Great Escarpment. There are several ranges along its coastline in the southern and south-western stretches.

The Cape Fold Mountains run parallel to the country's coast. The coastal strip bordering the Atlantic Ocean also known as the Cape Peninsula forms the southern-most tip of the country. It ultimately terminates at the border with Namibia forming the Orange River.

South Africa also possesses a small sub-Antarctic archipelago present in the Prince Edward Islands. It consists of Marion Island as well as the Prince Edward Island.

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