South Africa Map and Area Guide

To make finding your way around South Africa a little easier, we are including a map showing the regions and largest cities throughout the country.

Our quick reference map of South Africa displays the country's major regions and their cities. Our editors have added many hundreds of pages of articles and blogs about local sites and attractions such as Art Galleries, Museums and Game Reserves and other places of interest in each region.

Limpopo Polokwane Phalaborwa Mokopane Mpumalanga Sabie Nelspruit Piet Retief Gauteng Pretoria Johannesbug North West Sun City Rustenburg Free State Harrismith Bethlehem Bloemfontein Northern Cape Upington Kuruman Kimberley Springbok Colesberg Kwazulu-Natal Drakensberg Richards Bay Pietermaritzburg Durban Eastern Cape Port St Johns Graaff-Reinet Grahamstown East London Port Elizabeth Jeffrey's Bay Western Cape George Cape Town Stellenbosch Hermanus Mossel Bay Knysna Garden Route

Eastern Cape The Eastern Cape Province in South Africa is a diverse region, with varied landscapes, activities and attractions. The province is popular with tourists due to the selection of cities and luxury nature reserves that are located in the province. From dry Karoo areas to dense forests, breathtaking mountains and spectacular coastal destinations, the Eastern Cape...

Free State Characterized by flat, wide open spaces, broken by majestic mountains, the fertile farming area of the Free State Province of South Africa is often referred to as the ‘bread-basket’ of the country. The Free State lies in the heart of the country, bordering the Kingdom of Lesotho to the south east – a landlocked independent country entirely surrounded by South Africa.

Gauteng The Gauteng Province in South Africa is alive with opportunity. With major cities such as Johannesburg and Pretoria at the centre of this region, the province overflows with industries and businesses that contribute on a large scale to the economy of South Africa. Gauteng might be known as an economic and political center, but it has an endless supply of ...

KwaZulu Natal When Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama first set eyes on the verdant shores of KwaZulu Natal on 25 December 1497, he named his new discovery “Natal”, being the Portuguese word for Christmas. Since those early days of discovery, KwaZulu Natal has seen its fair share of historical triumphs and tragedies, but it has also seen tremendous growth and development.

Limpopo Province South Africa's northernmost province, Limpopo Province has Polokwane as its capital city and shares its borders with neighboring countries Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, as well as neighboring South African provinces, North West, Gauteng and Mpumalanga. Much of the Limpopo Province remains essentially the same as it has for centuries, offering nature ...

Mpumalanga Mpumalanga, 'the land of the rising sun' to its Siswati- and Zulu- speaking inhabitants, extends east from Gauteng to Mozambique and Swaziland. To many visitors the province is synonymous with the Kruger National Park, the real draw of South Africa's east flank, and one of Africa's best game parks.

North West Province With Mafikeng as its capital city, the North West Province of South Africa is located to the west of the densely populated Gauteng Province with Limpopo Province to the northeast, Free State to the southeast, Northern Cape to the southwest, and neighboring Botswana to the north. The majestic Magaliesberg mountain range extends from Pretoria through to Rustenburg...

Northern Cape The Northern Cape is a province that holds beauty in the form of desert landscapes and dry arid land, that is also renowned for the remarkable transformation that takes place in spring when the desert blossoms in a mass of colorful flowers. Cities scattered throughout this province stand out as oases amid the warm weather and unique animals which have adapted...

Western Cape With the warm Indian Ocean lapping its southern shores and the icy Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Western Cape Province of South Africa offers visitors a world of diversity. The coastline to the west with its small fishing villages and pounding surf has a rugged charm, while to the south lies the picturesque seaside towns of Hermanus and Gansbaai, as well as....





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