List of islands of South Africa
List of Islands of South Africa, An island // or isle // is any piece of land that is surrounded by water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls are called islets. A key or cay is another name for a small island or islet. An island in a river or lake may be called an eyot //. There is no standard of size which distinguishes islands from islets and continents.
When defining islands as pieces of land that are surrounded by water, narrow bodies of water like rivers and canals are often, but not always, left out of consideration. This is an attempt to list all islands of South Africa, regardless whether they are located in the Oceans around us, in our rivers, in our lake, or in our reservoirs (or dams, as we call it in South Africa).
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List of Islands of South Africa
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|
- Estuaries in South Africa
- List of rivers of South Africa
- List of lakes in South Africa
- List of reservoirs and dams in South Africa
- Lagoons of South Africa
- List of Bays of South Africa
-  Department of Water Affairs
-  data supplied as Google Earth files by the Resource Quality Services.