Are you traveling to South Africa? Visit these 10 vibrant cities

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If you are planning a trip to wonderful South Africa, be sure to visit these 10 most beautiful and vibrant cities!

South Africa is one of the most famous and beautiful countries in Africa and attracts thousands of tourists every year – thanks to its stunning nature. For someone looking to get out, for a little while to find a unique destination full of greenery, South Africa is the way. Game drives, wine and beaches are all that come to mind whenever this rainbow nation is mentioned. Being the largest community comprising both Indian and European inhabitants, with more than 11 official languages, South Africa proves to be a multicultural and multi-ethnic country. The fact that the country is diverse and showcases a wide variety of wild plants and animals makes its cities something fascinating that every traveler should see. Are you planning to travel to South Africa? Visit these 10 most dynamic cities.


ten The cap

Also called the “mother city”, Cape Town attracts over 2 million visitors every year. It is the second largest city in terms of population and its main attraction is Table Mountain, the seven wonders of nature. This place (the Mountain) is a must for any traveler looking for the best views of the Mother City. There are plenty of enjoyable activities to do, including visiting Kirstenbosch Garden for free concerts, mainly on Sundays. The beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay are among the most incredible safari sites in Cape Town.

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9 Johannesburg

Founded in 1886, Johannesburg is one of the world cities and is among the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the world. Its multicultural cosmopolitan vibe and liveliness is the most interesting part of the city. People are always in the mood here. Located 25 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg is the Cradle of Humankind, attracting many foreigners, archaeologists and paleontologists. The historical site is known to be rich in hominids.

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8 Durban

The “Miami of South Africa”, Durban is South Africa’s third largest city and boasts an incredible waterfront. The city is located on the coast of the Indian Ocean and has a huge port, suitable for photographers! Every traveler deserves a great hotel vacation, full of blue sky, amazing sea breeze and nature. Its always excellent temperature will make a visitor want to move. North of the city are some of the most spectacular wildlife areas for spotting the Big Five. Durban should be on a bucket list of a traveler looking to enjoy the wild and beautiful landscape and water.


7 Pretoria

For an unconventional safari experience, head to Pretoria, “the Jacaranda Coty”. It takes its nickname from the many jacaranda trees in the streets, gardens and parks of the city. The fact that its main attraction sites are easily accessible and a safer place compared to other cities in South Africa, the city attracts many tourists every year. It is not necessary to take a taxi. It is very safe to walk around while visiting this bustling city. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research of South Africa is based in this city – no wonder students studying abroad like to stay here.


6 Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth, “the Friendly City” is a city frequently visited by thousands of travellers. The city was founded in 1820 by the Governor of the Cape Colony, Rufane Donklin. Visitors can now take enjoyable excursions in South Africa’s largest port. One of the most fascinating beaches in Africa is found in this same city. One can spend many hours of entertainment at Boardwalk, a dazzling area filled with casinos in the city. Travelers can then head to Nelson Mandela Bay and learn about the history of Africa’s legend. Port Elizabeth has more to offer than travelers can imagine.


5 Bloomfontein


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Bloemfontein, South Africa

“The City of Roses”, Bloemfontein, features a variety of rose specimens of different colors. One of the city’s main attractions is the Anglo-Boer War Museum. For history buffs, visit the Naval Hill Planetarium, the Oliewenhuis Art Museum and Sand du Plessis.


4 Nelspruit

Being the gateway to South Africa’s largest national park, Kruger, Nelspruit has many gems for tourists. The oldest caves in the world are located here. Plus, the city’s remarkable botanical garden is a place worth exploring.




3 east london

Located on the southeast coast of South Africa, 1000 km from Cape Town in East London, “the city of Buffalo”. Located between the Buffalo River to the south and the Nahoon River to the north, the city is the country’s only river port. It is an ideal safari destination for visitors looking for a subtropical climate, but also to enjoy the warm waters of its shores from the Indian Ocean.


2 St. LUCIA


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Saint Lucia, South Africa

Saint Lucia is home to one of the three protected parks in the country, Isimangaliso as well as hundreds of crocodiles and hippos. This vibrant city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracts many travelers due to its beautiful ecosystem teeming with dazzling beaches. Apart from being home to different species of birds, rhinos and leopards among other animals, one can also interact with hippos during a visit. Who wouldn’t want to have a fantastic safari experience in a subtropical climate?


1 Stellenbosch

Located near Cape Town, this town is a great place to taste South African wine as it is surrounded by vineyards. For a remarkable wine safari, Stellenbosch is the ideal destination. It is located at the starting point of the Garden Route and attracts visitors for its wide variety of wines. Be sure to drive home soberly!

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