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Cape Ranges

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointKompasberg (2503 m/8212 ft)
CountriesSouth Africa
States/ProvincesWestern Cape (50%), Eastern Cape (48%), Northern Cape (2%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area225,542 sq km / 87,082 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent480 km / 298 mi North-South
984 km / 611 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long32° 41' S; 23° 6' E
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Map of Cape Ranges
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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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 Cape Ranges.
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 (Sibling)
         DrakensbergLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Cape RangesLevel 3



Major Peaks of the Cape Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Kompasberg25038212 
2.Seweweekspoort Peak23257628 
3.Toorberg22787474 
4.Matroosberg22497379 
5.Peak Wood22407349 
6.Steenslang22267303 
7.Towerkop21897182 
8.Tierberg21326995 
9.Toringberg21276978 
10.Groot-Winterhoek Piek20786818 
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 Cape Ranges

Towerkop

The famous cleft summit block of the Towerkop, one of most famous peaks of South Africa. Photo courtesty of Jan Viljoen.
Table Mountain
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Iconic Table Mountain, South Africa. Photo by Jeff Malik.
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