Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms

2010 Edition
| Editors: Eric C. F. Bird

South Africa

  • Andrew Cooper
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8639-7_177


The landforms of the South African coast (Heydorn and Flemming 1985) can be broadly subdivided into six physiographic regions: Orange River to Olifants River; Olifants River to Berg River; Berg River to Cape Agulhas; Cape Agulhas to Cape Padrone; Cape Padrone to Mtunzini; and Mtunzini to Ponta do Ouro ( Fig. 14.1.1).


River Mouth Sandy Beach Patch Reef Coastal Dune Cape Peninsula 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Cooper
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  1. 1.University of UlsterColeraineUK