Maps of South Africa: two styles
The scale of South Africa’s natural diversity is thrown into relief with different styles of maps. Zoom into the areas and then the lodges and reserves on our maps for a vivid indication of the country’s topography.
At first glance, South Africa appears to be dominated by a vast arid landscape, with a fertile green fringe that stretches north towards Botswana and Zimbabwe. Switch to satellite imagery and you’ll see that much of that “arid” land is taken up by the great mountain ranges that dissect the country, opening out to the north into the desert areas of the Kalahari.
Click onto any of the markers, and follow the links in the bubbles until you find maps of these areas, with precise locations for the various safari camps and lodges.
Our map of South Africa
This a sketch map of South Africa – showing its key road arteries, national parks, towns, and areas of interest for visitors.
Google map of South Africa
This map splits areas for holidays and safaris in the Cape into seven areas, each marked by a large blue marker. Read about them by clicking on these large markers.
To see the more detailed maps of these areas follow links in the bubbles – or at the bottom of the page. These more detailed area maps mark the precise locations of various different hotels, guest houses and safari lodges and camps – and can be viewed as fully-detailed street maps in some areas.
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