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Wonders of Prince Edward Islands

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These subantarctic islands are a part of South Africa. The island group consists of two volcanic islands – Marion Island and Prince Edward Island – with a total area of 335 km².

Islands are a Special Nature Reserve and there are no economic activities on the islands. Tourist landings are prohibited. Especially strict limitations are on Prince Edward Island: here even the number of researchers is heavily restricted.

Although the climate here is not too cold, the weather in the islands is very windy, rainy, and almost always – cloudy. Here are found some endemic species of plants and insects, the landscape is spectacular.

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Geological wonders

Cliffs of Prince Edward Island

Up to 490 m tall seaside cliffs.

Grey Headed Ridge Waterfall

Spectacular falls with several vertical cascades.

Watertunnel Waterfall

Here the stream falls some 40 m over the distance of 80 m.

Boot Rock

A 75 m tall rock stack in the sea.

Cave in Cave Bay

This large cave on two occasions has hosted groups of people who suffered shipwrecks.

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