Cities of South Africa
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Around 90% of South African taxis are minibus taxis. Only 10% are metered taxis.
South Africa is an exceptionally beautiful country filled with beautiful rugged landscapes, warm, diverse peoples and a richness in its fauna and flora. From the beautiful mountain views of Table Mountain in the Cape and the Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, to the dry desert of the Kalahari and Karoo, and the pristine coastlines of the Garden Route and Wild Coast, South Africa is a country with attractions worth exploring because of its diversity and culture.
If you explore South Africa’s city life, you'll not only have fun but also discover our turbulent historial past. Pretoria is the administrative capital, Johannesburg the economic hub, Cape Town the seat of Parliament, Bloemfontein the judicial capital and Durban offers the largest port.
South African cities have their own unique attractions and vibrancy. Together they reflect the full spectrum of contemporary South African life and all offer travellers a variety to satisfy every need. Whether you’re traveling north, east, south or west – South Africa has a city in every direction to meet the needs of even the most demanding traveler.
Take in the lush green hills of the Natal-Midlands when you venture out in Pietermaritzburg, or go for an adrenaline rush by kite-surfing in East London. Experience the Big 5 up close in Polokwane and wind down an evening at the Lost City near Rustenburg. Whatever your travel taste, South Africa’s cities serve up fun and entertainment for any kind of trip so be sure to make SA your next travel stop.
Take a tour of the great cities and indulge in the rich culture and history that has shaped the heartland of South Africa and raised it to be a first class tourist destination on the African continent.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Contact the relevant city tourism office