Southern Africa


Southern Africa, southernmost region of the African Continent, comprising the countries, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland. A mix of plateaus, Coastal mountains in South Africa and Namibia and coastal plains in Namibia on the Atlantic coast. Major attractions in the area are, Etosha National park, The Kalahari Desert, Drakensberg Ranges, Kruger National park, Mount Ntlenyana the regions highest mountain at 3482 meters, the dry Namib desert Chobe National park, Okavango delta, Fish River Canyon and the Zambezi river. Animal life is abundant including the big five. And in the last few years many transfrontier parks have openend. Including Kgalagadi Transfrontier park, and the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. The majority of the population speaks Khoisan and Bantu. Afrikaans is widely spoken and so is some German in Namibia. People from European ancestry are now a sizeable minority in South Africa.