The great escarpment is one of the most significant geographical features in the southern part of Africa. It was formed about 20 million years ago by consistent erosion of water bodies along the coastal lines. It principally lies within South Africa, but it stretches to cover neighboring Zimbabwe and Mozambique where it acts as a border between the two countries. It extends into Lesotho, Angola as well as Namibia. It is approximated to be around 1,550 miles long with heights reaching about 11,424 feet. It goes by different names such as Drakensberg, Khomas, Serra da Chela and Schwarzrand depending on the regions it covers.