Topographically Prominent

In topography, prominence characterizes the height of a mountain or hill's summit by the vertical distance between it and the lowest contour line encircling it but containing no higher summit within it. It is a measure of the independence of a summit. A peak's key col is a unique point on this contour line and the parent peak is some higher mountain, selected according to various objective criteria.

 

There are 16 summits above 3000m in SA that has 7% prominence on height and 51 in total including Lesotho.

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Ben Macdhui

Ben Macdhui

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Ben Macdhui (also spelled Ben Macdui) is a 3,001-metre mountain in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It was named after Ben Macdhui in Scotland. It is the highest peak entirely within the Eastern Cape; KwaDuma is higher, but it lies on the border with Lesotho
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Black and Tan Wall

Black and Tan Wall

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Between Renqwa and Black and Tan Wall is the Renqwa Pass.
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Cathedral Peak

Cathedral Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cathedral Peak is located within the Cathedral Peak area and is near Bell Cave.
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Champagne Castle

Champagne Castle

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Champagne Castle is located within the Monks Cowl. Greys Pass, Cathkin Mountain Pass and Ship's Prow Pass are the closest passes.
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Cleft Peak

Cleft Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cleft Peak is located within the Cathedral Peak area. Organs Pipe Pass and Tsekesteke Pass are the closest passes.
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Hodgson's Peak (South)

Hodgson's Peak (South)

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The hike up to Hodgson's Peak (South) is described as moderate. From the top you can see into the KZN midlands and Lesotho.
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Icidi Back Ridge

Icidi Back Ridge

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Found in Mnweni in the Northern Drakensberg.
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KwaDuma

KwaDuma

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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KwaDuma is the highest peak in the Eastern Cape province.
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Mount Durnford

Mount Durnford

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Mount Durnford is in the Giants Castle area.
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Ngaqamadola

Ngaqamadola

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ngaqamadola is in the Vergelegen area.
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No Man's Peak

No Man's Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

No Man's Peak is in the Garden Castle area.
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Popple Peak

Popple Peak

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Popple Peak is in the Injisuthi area. The peak is named after John Poppleton.
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Redi

Redi

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Redi is in the Lotheni area.
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Sanqebethu

Sanqebethu

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Sanqebethu is in the Giants Castle area.
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Thaba Ngwangwe

Thaba Ngwangwe

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Thaba Ngwangwe is in the Bushmans Nek area.
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Thaba Ntsu/Devil's Knuckles

Thaba Ntsu/Devil's Knuckles

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Thaba Ntsu/Devil's Knuckles is in the Bushmans Nek area. The South Knuckle is the most topographically prominent 3000m peak in South Africa.
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