Physical map of south africa equirectangular projection. Eastern africa is being torn apart by the process of plate tectonics.
South africa s entire land surface area comprises 1 219 090 sq km 460 693 sq mi 40 percent of it lies 1210 m 3970 ft above sea level with as highest point mount njesuthi in the drakensberg mountains at 3 446 m 11 396 ft above sea level.
South africa from above physical map. The low lying coastal zone is narrow for much of that distance soon giving way to a mountainous. High places and low places on a physical map in south africa. Two thirds of the terrain is plateau called highveld.
It is the eastern part of the great escarpment enclosing the plateau land to the north. Differences in land elevations relative to the sea level are represented by color. It also borders the countries of namibia zimbabwe and botswana in the north.
Land on a map is shown in a different colour to the sea. It has a coastline of 2 798 kilometres which borders the south atlantic ocean as well as the indian oceans. The map above reveals the physical landscape of the african continent.
Click on above map to view higher resolution image. South africa occupies the southern tip of africa its coastline stretching more than 2 850 kilometres 1 770 miles from the desert border with namibia on the atlantic western coast southwards around the tip of africa and then northeast to the border with mozambique on the indian ocean. The region hosts south africa s highest peak the 3 450 m tall mafadi located on the border between south africa and lesotho.
Land on a map is shown in a different colour to the sea. On a physical map different heights of land above sea level are also shown in different colours. The sea is always shown in the colour blue.
Study south africa from above physical map flashcards from blobfish s sacs class online or in brainscape s iphone or android app. It has swaziland and mozambique in the east. Physical map illustrates the mountains lowlands oceans lakes and rivers and other physical landscape features of south africa.
South africa forms the southernmost region of african continent. Land is measured in meters above sea level. Green and yellow usually shows the lowest land and orange and brown shows the highest land.
The information about the height is given in the map key. Learn faster with spaced repetition. South africais situated on the southern tip of africa.
High places and low places on a physical map in south africa. The drakensberg marked on the map above is another major geographical feature of the country. On a physical map different heights of land above sea level are also shown in different colours.
The sea is always shown in the colour blue. South africa is a country located at the southern tip of africa. The great escarpment runs along the east south and west of the highveld.
Green usually shows the lowest land and white or purple shows the highest land. South africa physical features. Important mountainous areas are the ethiopian highlands of eastern africa the atlas mountains along the northwestern coast and the drakensberg range along the southeast african coastline.