Kalkkop Crater is an impact crater in South Africa. The crater is located in the area of a private farm about 50 kilometers south of the town of Graaf Reinet in the Eastern Cape province. It takes its name from two Afrikaans words: “lime” meaning limestone, “kop” meaning head.
The impact took place about 250,000 years ago in the Pleistocene and created a crater 640 meters in diameter and a few hundred meters deep, today it is filled with sediments and still 88 meters deep. Only an eroded ring is still visible on the surface.
- List of impact craters of the earth
- Kalkkop.In: EarthImpact Database.