A waterfall is a place where water flows over a cliff or other steep area. Although most waterfalls are small, there are a number of famous waterfalls where water falls from spectacular heights. Many of these waterfalls have become popular tourist attractions that draw visitors from all over the world. If you have ever wanted to know which waterfall is the highest in Africa, keep reading to find out.
The tallest waterfall in Africa
The highest waterfall in Africa is the Tugela Falls located in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. The total height of the waterfall is 948 m (3,110 ft), which makes the Tugela Falls the second tallest waterfall in the world after Angel Falls in Venezuela. The waterfall is broken up into 5 distinct drops and the longest of these is an impressive 411 m (1,348 ft).
They are located in the Royal Natal National Park and fall from Drakensberg (English: Dragon’s Mountains), which is the highest mountain range in South Africa. The falls make up part of the Tugela River, which is about 502 km (312 mi) in length. The waterfall is a very popular tourist attraction in South Africa and there are many walking tracks with spectacular views of the waterfall.