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List of islands of South Africa

This is an attempt to list all islands of South Africa, regardless of whether they are located in oceans, rivers, lakes, or reservoirs.

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

List of Islands of South Africa

Name Province and location Area in Ha Coördinates description
Bird Island Group (3) Eastern Cape near Port Elizabeth now part of the Addo Elephant National Park
1. Bird Island Eastern Cape near Port Elizabeth 19 hectares (47 acres) now part of the Addo Elephant National Park
2. Stag Island Eastern Cape near Port Elizabeth 0.1 hectares (0.25 acres) now part of the Addo Elephant National Park
3. Seal Island Eastern Cape near Port Elizabeth 0.6 hectares (1.5 acres) now part of the Addo Elephant National Park
Bird Island, Lamberts Bay Western Cape at Lamberts Bay 8 hectares (20 acres) Breakwater walkway to main land
Dassen Island Western Cape South of Saldanha Bay west of Yzerfontein 273 hectares (670 acres)
Duiker Island Western Cape near Hout Bay 0.4 hectares (0.99 acres)
Dyer Island (Ilha da Fera = Island of wild creatures) Western Cape near Gans Bay 30 hectares (74 acres)
Hartbeespoort Dam Islands North West 1 hectare (2.5 acres)
Kamfers Dam Artificial Island Northern Cape North of Kimberley 0.3 hectares (0.74 acres) located in the Kamfers Dam.
Kosi Bay Islands KwaZulu-Natal in Kosi Bay 18 hectares (44 acres)
Leisure Island Western Cape, Knysna 49 hectares (120 acres)
Thesens Island Western Cape, Knysna 70 hectares (170 acres)
Marion Island Western Cape More than 1750 km southeast of Port Elizabeth 29,000 hectares (72,000 acres)
Msikaba Island Eastern Cape north of Port Grosvenor
Prince Edward Island Western Cape More than 1750 km southeast of Port Elizabeth 4,500 hectares (11,000 acres)
Robben Island Western Cape near Cape Town in Table Bay 507 hectares (1,250 acres) The island where Nelson Mandela spent a long time
Saint Croix Island Group (3) Eastern Cape near Port Elizabeth now part of the Addo Elephant National Park
1. Saint Croix Island Eastern Cape near Port Elizabeth 12 hectares (30 acres) now part of the Addo Elephant National Park
2. Brenton Island Eastern Cape near Port Elizabeth 5 hectares (12 acres) now part of the Addo Elephant National Park
3. Jahleel Island Eastern Cape near Port Elizabeth 5 hectares (12 acres) now part of the Addo Elephant National Park
Saint Lucia Lake Island KwaZulu-Natal near St Lucia 197 hectares (490 acres)
Seal Island near Simon's Town in False Bay 4 hectares (9.9 acres) Occupied by Cape Fur Seals.
Seal Island (Mossel Bay) near Mossel Bay
Vaal Dam Island Just inside the Gauteng border 110 hectares (270 acres)
Vaaldegrace Island Group - Vaal River (3) Free State at Parys 110 hectares (270 acres)
1. Vaaldegrace Island 1 Free State at Parys
2. Vaaldegrace Island 2 Free State at Parys
3. Vaaldegrace Island 3 Free State at Parys
Vondeling Island Western Cape near Saldanha Bay 10 hectares (25 acres)

List of Islands in reservoires (or Dams)

(and islands in Estuaries) Most of these Islands are Unnamed

Name Province and location Area in Ha Coördinates description
Klipplaat Dam Mpumalanga between Kriel and Witbank Unnamed Island
Vaal Barrage border Gauteng and Free State, between Vaal Dam and the Barrage 4 Unnamed Islands
Vaal Dam Free State main section of the Dam has Groot Island 1.2 square kilometres (0.46 sq mi) groot eiland
Vaal Dam Mpumalanga Vaal River section of the Dam has 4 Islands coordinates of largest given
Vaal Dam Free State Wilge River section of the Dam has 2 Islands coordinates of largest given
Kosi Estuary KwaZulu-Natal at Kosi Bay, has 2 Islands coordinates of largest given
Bloemhof Dam Free State has 15 Islands in the Vaal River section of the Dam coordinates of largest given
Bloemhof Dam Free State has 4 Islands in the Vet River section of the Dam coordinates of largest given
Ntshingwayo Chelsford Dam KwaZulu-Natal south of Newcastle has 1 Island
Allemanskraal Dam Free State has 5 Islands coordinates of largest given
Driel Barrage KwaZulu-Natal near Bergville has 2 Islands coordinates of largest given
Kalkfontein Dam Free State near Koffiefontein has 2 Islands coordinates of largest given
Dudley Pringle Dam KwaZulu-Natal near Tongaat has 2 Islands coordinates of largest given
Hazelmere Dam Eastern Cape near Hazelmere, has 2 Islands coordinates of largest given
Vanderkloof Dam Free State has 10 Islands coordinates of largest given
Gariep Dam Free State has about 25 Islands coordinates of largest given
Grassridge Dam Eastern Cape has 1 Island

See also

References

  • [1] Department of Water Affairs
  • [2] data supplied as Google Earth files by the Resource Quality Services.
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