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Top 5 Cities in South Africa

17. November 2009 by Michelle 0 Comments

South Africa has a unique geography of deserts and jungles mixed with beaches and mountains. Among the diverse scenery are large, bustling cities. Here's a list of the Top 5 Cities in South Africa.


#1 - Cape Town, Western Cape

One of the most beautiful cities in the world, this seaside playground is known as the Mother City. With warm 14 hour summer days and mostly mild winters, Cape Town is an irresistible year-round leisure destination.  


#2 - Johannesburg, Gauteng

Locals call this city Jozi or Joburg and it's the financial and entertainment epicenter of South Africa. Founded on the gold rush, the residents here always seem to be rushing around, from businessmen to party people.  


#3 - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

A sophisticated, cosmopolitan city where east meets west, Durban is home to Africa's busiest port. It's sultry nightlife, weather, beaches, cultural mix, and famous curries make this an excitingly scorching city.


#4 - Pretoria, Gauteng

Known as the Jacaranda City for all the purple flowered trees lining the streets, Pretoria's residents enjoy a slower pace of life. Many international embassies are located here, along with plenty of fascinating museums, gardens, nature preserves, and significant old buildings.


#5 - Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

The laid-back residents and small-town feel of Port Elizabeth have given rise to the nickname, the Friendly City. This bayside metropolis is known for it's beautiful beaches and hometown hospitality.