Best Cities to Visit in South Africa

Best Cities to Visit in South Africa

South Africa is vibrant and the cities are no different! If this country is on your list of destinations or you are planning a gap year or backpacking adventure you would like to visit you might want to make a few stop offs to experience the very best cities, here are our top recommendations...


1. Cape Town

One of the worlds best cities to visit, there is a relax vibe and lots of places to see like Table Mountain. In Cape Town you will find the striking backdrop of Table Mountain, glorious beaches and enchanting vineyards, rugged landscapes and exotic wildlife combine to offer visitors endless choices.


2. Durban

This city is located on the Southern coast and has a beautiful sandy beach and a warm climate. 


3. Johannesburg

A big city where you can go on a tour of the Soweto township and see where Nelson Mandela used to live


4. East London 

A nice stop off, and also the gateway to trips in the Wild Coast


5. Pretoria 

With museums, nature reserves, botanical gardens and lots of attractions to keep you busy


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