South Africa Plateau

Range TypeHighland or plateau
Highest PointMurch Point (2156 m/7073 ft)
CountriesSouth Africa
States/ProvincesNorthern Cape (50%), North-West (17%), Free State (16%), Limpopo (7%), Western Cape (3%), Gauteng (3%), Mpumalanga (3%), Eastern Cape (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area662,917 sq km / 255,952 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,148 km / 714 mi North-South
1,342 km / 834 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long27° 39' S; 23° 12' E
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Map of South Africa Plateau
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the South Africa Plateau.
Southern AfricaLevel 2 (Parent)
         Angola PlateauLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Zambia PlateauLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Malawi HighlandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         KalahariLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Zimbabwe PlateauLevel 3 (Sibling)
         South Africa PlateauLevel 3
         DrakensbergLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Cape RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the South Africa Plateau

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Murch Point21567073 
2.Marakele NP High Point20886850 
7.Nooitgedacht West18526076 
9.South Langberge Peak18366024 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the South Africa Plateau

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Toringkop (2017-12-02). Photo by Tobias Coetzee.
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North-West Province High Point
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From the high point towards the southwest (2018-06-10). Photo by Tobias Coetzee.
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