Outeniqua Mountains

mountain range

The Outeniqua Mountains, named after the Outeniqua Khoikhoi who lived there, is a mountain range that runs on the southern coast of South Africa.

Outeniqua Mountains
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Outeniqua Pass
Highest point
PeakCradock Peak
Elevation1,578 m (5,177 ft)
Coordinates33°45′0″S 23°0′00″E / 33.75000°S 23.00000°E / -33.75000; 23.00000Coordinates: 33°45′0″S 23°0′00″E / 33.75000°S 23.00000°E / -33.75000; 23.00000
Geography
Outeniqua Mountains is located in South Africa
Outeniqua Mountains
Outeniqua Mountains
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceWestern Cape

It forms a continuous range with the Langeberg to the west and the Tsitsikamma Mountains to the east. It was known as "Serra de Estrella" ("Mountain of the Star") to the Portuguese.[1] The mountains are part of the Garden Route of South Africa.

ReferencesEdit

  1. RE Raper - HSRC. Dictionary of Southern African Place Names.