Rivers and Lakes

None of the country’s rivers are commercially navigable and most river mouths are unsuitable as harbours because large sandbanks block entry for most of the year.

South Africa has no significant natural lakes, but several artificial lakes are used mostly for crop irrigation.

The Orange River is South Africa’s largest river. Rising in the Drakensberg Mountains, it traverses through the Lesotho Highlands and joins the Caledon River between the Eastern Cape and the Free State. Before it empties into the Atlantic Ocean, it forms the border with Namibia.

Other major rivers include the Vaal, Breede, Komati, Lepelle (previously Olifants), Tugela, Umzimvubu, Limpopo and Molopo rivers.

Demography

Demography

The Demographics of South Africa encompasses about 57 million people of diverse origins, cultures,...

Population

Population

Census 2011 Population nearly 57 000 000 Female  51,3% Male  48,7% Gauteng 23,7% KwaZulu-Natal...

Culture Groups

Culture Groups

The Tsonga (Shangaan) Swaziland, Mpumalanga and Limpopo The Koi from Botswana to SW Cape. Now Nama...

Languages

Languages

IsiZulu 22.7% IsiXhosa 16% Afrikaans 13.5% Sesotho sa Leboa 9.1% English 9.6% Setswana 8% Sesotho...

Religion

Religion

 Census 2001 Christianity 79.8% No Religion 15.1% Islam 1.5% Undetermined 1.4% Hinduism 1.2% Other...

The Land

The Land

Stretching latitudinally from 22°S to 35°S and longitudinally from 17°E to 33°E, South Africa’s...

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