Southern Africa

Southern Africa is marked by sub-tropical and temperate climate, in contrast to the tropical savannas and jungles of .

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, informally known as Jozi, Joburg, or "The City of Gold", is the largest city in and one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world. Photo: Dylanharbour, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is 's southernmost country. It is a large country with widely varying landscapes, 11 official languages, and an equally diverse population. Photo: coda, CC BY 2.0.

, in Southern Africa, boasts remarkable natural attractions such as the Namib Desert, the , and the Kalahari desert. Photo: Biopics, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a country on the Indian Ocean coast of Southern Africa. Photo: Stig Nygaard, CC BY 2.0.


offers travelers some of the world's best safari opportunities, a glimpse into "real Africa", and , one of the World's Seven Natural Wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Photo: Digr, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a country in whose eastern border mostly follows Lake , the third largest lake on the continent. Photo: Rockwurm, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Photo: Jeremy T. Hetzel, CC BY 2.0.

is a small country totally surrounded by . Photo: Kentstander, CC BY 2.5.

, officially the Kingdom of and formerly known as Swaziland, is a country in Southern Africa, landlocked between in the west and in the east. Photo: Caitlin, CC BY 2.0.

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