Africa has eight major physical regions: the Sahara, the Sahel, the Ethiopian Highlands, the savanna, the Swahili Coast, the rain forest, the African Great Lakes, and Southern Africa.
What are 3 landforms in South Africa?
The landscape is dominated by three sets of landforms: (a) dry valley systems, including the Auob, Nossob, Kuruman and Molopo rivers; (b) partially vegetated linear dunes, which stretch in a broad zone from Upington on the Orange River into Botswana and Namibia; and (c) seasonally flooded pans.
What are the 3 major landforms in Africa?
Some of the main African landforms are:
- plateaus (which dominate the landscape)
- huge mountains.
- long rivers.
- large lakes.
- massive deserts.
- deep valleys.
- dense rainforests.
- expansive grasslands.
What shape is South Africa?
South Africa is an example of a perforated state because it surrounds Lesotho. Compound or complex refers to states that have characteristics of multiple categories. For example, the Contiguous United States is compact, but the United States of America which includes Alaska and Hawaii is fragmented.