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South Africa Cities and Regions

Eastern Cape

The birthplace of Nelson Mandela, the Eastern Cape is known for its long coastline, historic apartheid sites, and adventure tourism offerings including the highest bungee jump in Africa, hikes along the Wild Coast, and big wave surfing in Jeffrey’s Bay.

Western Cape

Explore restaurants, nightlife, museums, and the iconic Table Mountain in colorful Cape Town, visit some of the world’s most scenic wine country, and relax on shimmering sandy beaches. See our Cape Town Travel Guide

Free State

Land of wide-open spaces, ancient rock art, the Golden Gate National Park with its magnificent ochre sandstone outcrops, small-town quirkiness, the fascinating Basotho people, and a good dose of authentic Afrikaner hospitality.


Excellent beaches, rugged wildlife, two World Heritage sites, fascinating Zulu culture, and the bustling, Indian Ocean-facing city of Durban, the largest harbor in South Africa.


The financial, political, and entertainment capital of South Africa, best known for the sprawling megalopolis that encompasses Johannesburg, Soweto, and Pretoria, is packed with family-friendly attractions like the eye-opening Apartheid Museum and the Cradle of Humankind, one of the birthplaces of modern man. See our Johannesburg Travel Guide

Northern Cape

Home to the ancient San people, the Northern Cape is full of immense open spaces, numerous national parks, a stunning coastline, and the annual floral display that takes place in Namaqualand. The town of Kimberley is famous for its diamonds.


Often nicknamed the “Garden of Eden” for its lush vegetation, Limpopo province is also home to myth and folklore found around places like Lake Fundudzi and the sacred Vondo Forest. The Kingdom of Mapungubwe, a World Heritage Site, is another major attraction.


Gateway to safaris and luxury tented camps in and around Kruger National Park, the scenic Panorama Route, and Blyde River Canyon, the world’s third largest canyon.

North West Province

Home to two outstanding game reserves – Madikwe and Pilanesberg – and the mammoth casino/resort of Sun City, the North West Province is also known as South Africa’s “Heritage Province” for its wealth of local culture.

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