Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa

  • Stefan Grab
  • Jasper Knight

Part of the World Geomorphological Landscapes book series (WGLC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Stefan Grab, Jasper Knight
    Pages 1-9
  3. Roger L. Gibson, W. Uwe Reimold
    Pages 31-38
  4. R. Grant Cawthorn, Jasper Knight, Terence S. McCarthy
    Pages 39-46
  5. Jasper Knight, Stefan Grab
    Pages 47-55
  6. Jasper Knight, Stefan Grab
    Pages 57-63
  7. Lynne J. Quick, Frank D. Eckardt
    Pages 85-93
  8. Michael E. Meadows, John S. Compton
    Pages 95-102
  9. Michael E. Meadows
    Pages 103-109
  10. David G. Passmore, Jasper Knight, Stephan Harrison
    Pages 155-164
  11. Jasper Knight, Stefan Grab, Amanda B. Esterhuysen
    Pages 165-173
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 175-187

About this book


This book presents a beautifully illustrated overview of the most prominent landscapes of South Africa and the distinctive landforms associated with them. It describes the processes, origins and the environmental significance of those landscapes, including their relationships to human activity of the past and present. The sites described in this book include, amongst others, the Blyde River Canyon, Augrabies Falls, Kruger National Park, Kalahari desert landscapes, the Great Escarpment, Sterkfontein caves and karst system, Table Mountain, Cape winelands, coastal dunes, rocky coasts, Boer War battlefield sites, and Vredefort impact structure. 

Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa provides a new perspective on South Africa’s scenic landscapes by considering their diversity, long and short term histories, and importance for geoconservation and geotourism. This book will be relevant to those interested in the geology, physical geography and history of South Africa, climate change and landscape tourism.


Geo-tourism South Africa Geoheritage Geomorphology South African Landforms South African Landscapes Top Sites South Africa

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Grab
    • 1
  • Jasper Knight
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental StudiesUniversity of WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.School of Geography, Archaeology and EnvUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa

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