7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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South Africa is the most developed African country and a popular destination for travelers. In the past it was both a Dutch and a British colony. In 1961 it become independent from Britain. South Africa has vast amounts of mineral reserves and very beautiful nature. It is also home to many different animals.

In this post we will show you some of 7 best cities in South Africa: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Nelspruit, Pretoria and Pietermaritzburg that are wort visiting. Not only these cities are interesting to visit, but also you should see nature and animal resorts around these cities.

Here are few pictures of each city, enjoy!

Johannesburg

Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa with population of about 4.4 million. It is located in northern part of country.

7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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Cape Town

Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa with population of about 3.7 million, located in western part of country on the coast of Atlantic ocean. It was established in 1652 by European settlers.

7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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Durban

Durban is located in eastern part of South Africa on the coast of the Indian Ocean. It is a very important manufacturing hub.

7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth was founded  in 1820 by British settlers and got name from the British queen Elizabeth.

7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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Nelspruit

Nelspruit is located in northeastern South Africa on the Crocodile River. It is surrounded with amazing nature and rich wild life.

7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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Pretoria

Pretoria is located in the northern part of South Africa. It was established by Dutch colonists in 1855.

7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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Pietermaritzburg

Pietermaritzburg is located in eastern part of South Africa with population of about 220,000.

7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

Photo credit: Clive Reid

7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

Photo credit: Clive Reid

7 of the Best Cities in South Africa

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1 Comment

  1. Sanjana @ Green Global Travel

    May 5, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Great list! I can attest that Johannesburg is truly wonderful!

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