Skip to: site menu | section menu | main content

Geological features

© SA Tourism© SA TourismSouthern Africa is one of the most stable places in the world. Now that’s not a political statement, it’s a physical fact. Southern Africa has seen very little seismic activity and there are no active volcanoes south of the equator in Africa, so ancient landscapes and geological features have been preserved unchanged for millennia. This, in turn, has resulted in the preservation of some extremely ancient rocks and fossils, and has contributed to southern Africa’s immense store of mineral resources. So southern Africa is a great place to do a mine tour or visit spectacular geological features such as meteorite impact zones, caves and canyons.



Back to top