Berlin Falls

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Berlin Falls
Berlin Falls IMG 2556.JPG
Berlin Falls
Location Mpumalanga, South Africa
Coordinates 24°50′37.37″S 30°50′33.03″E / 24.8437139°S 30.8425083°E / -24.8437139; 30.8425083Coordinates: 24°50′37.37″S 30°50′33.03″E / 24.8437139°S 30.8425083°E / -24.8437139; 30.8425083
Total height 80 metres (260 ft)
Number of drops 1
Watercourse Sabine River

The Berlin Falls is a waterfall in Mpumalanga, South Africa. They are located close to God's Window and the highest waterfall in South Africa's Mpumalanga province, Lisbon Falls.[1] Whilst less than a tenth of the heigh of South Africa's tallest waterfall, the Tugela Falls, they are nonetheless extremely beautiful.

The falls are on the Sabine River and fall 80 metres (260 ft), dumping into a circular basin flanked by red cliffs.[1][2]

The falls have the shape of a candle, with the first short drop the wick, and the remaining, broader drop being the candle body.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The falls were named by German miners during the gold rush, who named locations after towns and places in their home country. Berlin Falls was named for the capital of Germany.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Mpumalanga Attraction - Berlin Falls". Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Berlin Falls". South African Tourism. Retrieved 27 August 2011.