List of lakes of South Africa

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This is a list of lakes of South Africa. It includes lakes that were formed naturally, and a few wetlands. For artificial lakes such as reservoirs, refer to List of dams and reservoirs in South Africa. For estuaries (river mouths) see List of estuaries of South Africa, or if they are more the lagoon type List of lagoons of South Africa, and for bays see List of bays of South Africa.

List of lakes of South Africa[edit]

Name Province Nearest Town Coordinates Notes
Lake Zilonde (Also KuZilonde or Silonde) KwaZulu-Natal Kosi Bay Area 26°52′3″S 32°52′10″E / 26.86750°S 32.86944°E / -26.86750; 32.86944 see Kosi Bay Lakes
Kosi Lake (by most regarded as a lake) KwaZulu-Natal Kosi Bay Area 26°58′S 32°50′E / 26.967°S 32.833°E / -26.967; 32.833 (actually an Estuary), see list of estuaries of South Africa, and Kosi Bay Lakes
Lake KuHlange KwaZulu-Natal Kosi Bay Area 26°58′14″S 32°50′51″E / 26.97056°S 32.84750°E / -26.97056; 32.84750 see Kosi Bay Lakes
aManzamnyama KwaZulu-Natal Kosi Bay Area 27°1′36″S 32°49′32″E / 27.02667°S 32.82556°E / -27.02667; 32.82556 see Kosi Bay Lakes
KuShengeza KwaZulu-Natal Kosi Bay Area 27°1′47″S 32°46′55″E / 27.02972°S 32.78194°E / -27.02972; 32.78194 see Kosi Bay Lakes
Lake Sibaya KwaZulu-Natal Kosi Bay Area, north of Sodwana Bay 27°21′21″S 32°41′41″E / 27.35583°S 32.69472°E / -27.35583; 32.69472 see Kosi Bay Lakes [1]
Mgobezeleni Lake KwaZulu-Natal South of Kosi Bay, near Sodwana Bay 27°31′S 32°39′E / 27.517°S 32.650°E / -27.517; 32.650 see Kosi Bay Lakes
Makhawulani Lake KwaZulu-Natal Kosi Bay Area, near Sodwana Bay 26°55′S 32°51′E / 26.917°S 32.850°E / -26.917; 32.850 see Kosi Bay Lakes
Lake St. Lucia (by most regarded as a lake) KwaZulu-Natal north of St Lucia 27°59′S 32°27′E / 27.983°S 32.450°E / -27.983; 32.450 actually an Estuary, see List of estuaries of South Africa
Lake Nhlabane KwaZulu-Natal north of Richards Bay 28°36′23″S 32°16′18″E / 28.60639°S 32.27167°E / -28.60639; 32.27167 see Richard Bay's Lakes
Lake Msingazi KwaZulu-Natal north of Richards Bay 28°45′43″S 32°5′49″E / 28.76194°S 32.09694°E / -28.76194; 32.09694 see Richard Bay's Lakes
Richards Bay/Mhlathuze River Estuary KwaZulu-Natal Richards Bay the river part is an Estuary, see list of estuaries of South Africa. The Harbour is regarded to be just that, see Ports and harbours in South Africa
Lake Nsezi KwaZulu-Natal west of Richards Bay 28°44′58″S 31°58′26″E / 28.74944°S 31.97389°E / -28.74944; 31.97389 see Richard Bay's Lakes
Lake Cubhu KwaZulu-Natal south of Richards Bay 28°50′19″S 31°58′0″E / 28.83861°S 31.96667°E / -28.83861; 31.96667 see Richard Bay's Lakes
Ibundwe Pan KwaZulu-Natal north of Phongola 26°59′S 32°18′E / 26.983°S 32.300°E / -26.983; 32.300 see Phongola Lakes
Inyameti Pan KwaZulu-Natal north of Phongola 26°53′S 32°18′E / 26.883°S 32.300°E / -26.883; 32.300 see Phongola Lakes
Lake Hotwa KwaZulu-Natal north of Phongola 26°52′S 32°17′E / 26.867°S 32.283°E / -26.867; 32.283 see Phongola Lakes
Mandla Nkunzi Lake (Mantengane) KwaZulu-Natal north of Phongola 26°58′S 32°17′E / 26.967°S 32.283°E / -26.967; 32.283 see Phongola Lakes
Nhlole Lake KwaZulu-Natal north of Phongola 27°1′S 32°18′E / 27.017°S 32.300°E / -27.017; 32.300 see Phongola Lakes
Nlhanjwana Lake KwaZulu-Natal north of Phongola 26°56′S 32°20′E / 26.933°S 32.333°E / -26.933; 32.333 see Phongola Lakes
Tete Pan KwaZulu-Natal north of Phongola 27°8′S 32°16′E / 27.133°S 32.267°E / -27.133; 32.267 see Phongola Lakes
Msenyeni Pan KwaZulu-Natal north of Phongola 27°13′S 32°12′E / 27.217°S 32.200°E / -27.217; 32.200 see Phongola Lakes
Isivuguvungu Pan KwaZulu-Natal north of Phongola 27°3′S 32°15′E / 27.050°S 32.250°E / -27.050; 32.250 see Phongola Lakes
Maleni Pan KwaZulu-Natal north of Phongola 27°8′S 32°14′E / 27.133°S 32.233°E / -27.133; 32.233 see Phongola Lakes
Shalala Pan KwaZulu-Natal north of Phongola 27°2′S 32°15′E / 27.033°S 32.250°E / -27.033; 32.250 see Phongola Lakes
uMsunduze Pan KwaZulu-Natal north of Phongola 26°56′S 32°13′E / 26.933°S 32.217°E / -26.933; 32.217 see Phongola Lakes
Lake Chrissie (Chrissiesmeer) Mpumalanga near Chrissiesmeer 26°20′3″S 30°12′57″E / 26.33417°S 30.21583°E / -26.33417; 30.21583
Lake Elands 1 Mpumalanga near Chrissiesmeer 26°19′49″S 30°18′14″E / 26.33028°S 30.30389°E / -26.33028; 30.30389 see Chrissiemeer Lakes
Lake Elands 2 Mpumalanga near Chrissiesmeer 26°21′8″S 30°18′46″E / 26.35222°S 30.31278°E / -26.35222; 30.31278 see Chrissiemeer Lakes
Magdalena's Lake Mpumalanga near Chrissiesmeer 26°22′32″S 30°17′20″E / 26.37556°S 30.28889°E / -26.37556; 30.28889 see Chrissiemeer Lakes
Lake Banagher Mpumalanga near Chrissiesmeer 26°20′54″S 30°21′32″E / 26.34833°S 30.35889°E / -26.34833; 30.35889 see Chrissiemeer Lakes
Lake Fundudzi Limpopo near Thohoyandou 22°51′2″S 30°18′40″E / 22.85056°S 30.31111°E / -22.85056; 30.31111
Barberspan North West northeast of Delareyville 26°33′20″S 25°36′6″E / 26.55556°S 25.60167°E / -26.55556; 25.60167 see Delareyville Lakes
Leeupan North West northeast of Delareyville 26°31′37″S 25°36′3″E / 26.52694°S 25.60083°E / -26.52694; 25.60083 see Delareyville Lakes
Sout Pan North West south of Delareyville 26°41′48″S 25°27′26″E / 26.69667°S 25.45722°E / -26.69667; 25.45722 see Delareyville Lakes
Koppiesyn Pan North West south of Delareyville 26°43′21″S 25°28′33″E / 26.72250°S 25.47583°E / -26.72250; 25.47583 see Delareyville Lakes
Klein-Mond Wetlands Western Cape near Kleinmond 34°20′S 19°2′E / 34.333°S 19.033°E / -34.333; 19.033
Onrus River Wetlands Western Cape near Hermanus 34°24′S 19°10′E / 34.400°S 19.167°E / -34.400; 19.167 is more a Lagoon, see List of lagoons of South Africa
Bot River Wetlands (Bot River Vlei) Western Cape near Hermanus 34°20′S 19°6′E / 34.333°S 19.100°E / -34.333; 19.100 is more an Estuary, see List of estuaries of South Africa
Klein River Vlei Western Cape near Hermanus 34°24′S 19°20′E / 34.400°S 19.333°E / -34.400; 19.333 is more an Estuary, see List of estuaries of South Africa
Sterkfontein Gauteng [A]
Knysna is a Lagoon Western Cape Knysna is more a Lagoon, see List of lagoons of South Africa
Groen Vlei Western Cape near Knysna 34°1′39″S 22°50′46″E / 34.02750°S 22.84611°E / -34.02750; 22.84611
Sedgefield Western Cape Wilderness seems more like a lagoon (check?)
Rondevlei Western Cape Wilderness 33°59′30″S 22°42′39″E / 33.99167°S 22.71083°E / -33.99167; 22.71083 see Wilderness Lakes
Swartvlei Western Cape Wilderness 33°59′43″S 22°45′33″E / 33.99528°S 22.75917°E / -33.99528; 22.75917 see Wilderness Lakes
Upper Langvlei Western Cape Wilderness 33°59′28″S 22°41′12″E / 33.99111°S 22.68667°E / -33.99111; 22.68667 see Wilderness Lakes
Lower Langvlei Western Cape Wilderness 33°59′45″S 22°38′37″E / 33.99583°S 22.64361°E / -33.99583; 22.64361 see Wilderness Lakes
Goukou Western Cape at Stilbaai Is more an Estuary, see List of estuaries of South Africa
De Hoop Vlei Western Cape northeast of Cape Aghulas 34°27′13″S 20°23′36″E / 34.45361°S 20.39333°E / -34.45361; 20.39333 see Cape Aghulas Lakes
Heuningnes Western Cape north of Cape Aghulas 34°42′31″S 19°58′51″E / 34.70861°S 19.98083°E / -34.70861; 19.98083 see Cape Aghulas Lakes
Vogelvlei Western Cape north of Cape Aghulas 34°40′0″S 19°52′44″E / 34.66667°S 19.87889°E / -34.66667; 19.87889 see Cape Aghulas Lakes
Lake Applethwaite Western Cape east of Gordon's Bay 34°11′45″S 18°59′16″E / 34.19583°S 18.98778°E / -34.19583; 18.98778
Lang Vlei Western Cape near Cape Town 34°2′S 18°28′E / 34.033°S 18.467°E / -34.033; 18.467 see Cape Town Lakes
Little Princess Vlei Western Cape near Cape Town 34°2′S 18°28′E / 34.033°S 18.467°E / -34.033; 18.467 see Cape Town Lakes
Sandvlei Western Cape near Cape Town 34°5′S 18°28′E / 34.083°S 18.467°E / -34.083; 18.467 see Cape Town Lakes
Sirkelsvlei Western Cape near Cape Town 34°16′S 18°24′E / 34.267°S 18.400°E / -34.267; 18.400 see Cape Town Lakes
Noordhoek Sout Pan Western Cape south of Cape Town 34°7′S 18°22′E / 34.117°S 18.367°E / -34.117; 18.367 see Cape Town Lakes [B]
Noordhoek Lagoon Western Cape south of Cape Town is more a Lagoon, see list of lagoons of South Africa
Kommetjie Lagoon Western Cape south of Cape Town is more a Lagoon, see list of lagoons of South Africa
Wildevoelvlei Western Cape south of Cape Town 34°8′S 18°21′E / 34.133°S 18.350°E / -34.133; 18.350 see Cape Town Lakes
Zeekoevlei Western Cape near Cape Town, northeast of Fish Hoek 34°3′S 18°30′E / 34.050°S 18.500°E / -34.050; 18.500 see Cape Town Lakes
Rondevlei Western Cape near Cape Town, northeast of Fish Hoek 34°3′43″S 18°29′53″E / 34.06194°S 18.49806°E / -34.06194; 18.49806 see Cape Town Lakes
Zandvlei Western Cape near Cape Town, northeast of Fish Hoek 34°5′5″S 18°28′5″E / 34.08472°S 18.46806°E / -34.08472; 18.46806 see Cape Town Lakes
  • A ^ Subterranean lake
  • B ^ The name Sout Pan literally translates as Salt Pan, but the lake is not used to harvest salt.

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