Hover over the points on the map to explore some important locations, such as South Africa’s wealthiest city, Johannesburg. It is a bustling, cosmopolitan city, but also has one of the highest crime rates in the world.
Click on all the points to find out more about the highlighted places of interest, some marked by historical events mentioned on Our Africa or our Schools Wikipedia site.
Birds and animals employ various techniques to survive in the harsh conditions of the Kalahari desert.
Visitors to Mozambique often stay along the country’s coastline, which boasts some of the country’s key attractions. But you’ll see from the map there are also many places of interest inland.
Find out about some of Botswana’s key attractions, such as the Okavango Delta and other places of interest, such as the capital city, Gaborone.
Find some of the key cities, sites of interest and national parks on this map of Zimbabwe.
Find out more about Namibia’s unique conservation areas and the history behind some of its towns and cities.
Flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger stretches 352 kilometres along the Mozambique border and is home to a huge variety of wildlife. It is part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, yet to be officially opened, that links it with game parks in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Find out more about Kruger National Park on Our Africa
Soweto is the most heavily populated black urban area of the city of Johannesburg, bordering the city's mining belt in the south. In June 1976, the township was the scene of violent riots when schoolchildren took the struggle against apartheid into their own hands.
Find out more about the history and politics of South Africa on Our Africa