South Africa is a country of diverse cultures and ethnicities, which adds a unique element of fascination to its bustling cities.
The country boosts a variety of landscapes, wildlife reserves, and tons of options for its visitors to shop and unwind. Here are some of our favourite cities in South Africa that you should be exploring on your next visit to the country.
5. Port Elizabeth
Rapidly developing, Port Elizabeth is perhaps the next big city to watch out in Southern Africa. Rampant modernization and increasing number of industries in the region, makes it a popular destination for businessmen and investors. However, the beautiful coastline, overlooking the Indian Ocean is another reason why tourists cannot keep away from this city. Water activities include surfing, and whale and dolphin watching. Alternatively, the nearby Addo Elephant National Park is a great place to go on a wildlife safari.
The executive capital of the country, Pretoria is a beautiful city to explore. The naturally green city is lined with old architecture, and foreign embassies. While visiting the city, make sure to visit the numerous museums, architectural sites, and the National Zoological Gardens.
The largest city in South Africa, residing over ten million people from all races and religious backgrounds, Johannesburg is a city to explore the cultural diversity of South Africa.
Although crime rates are alarming, but the city offers something for everyone. From museums, to a variety of eat-out places, massive shopping malls and recreational places, there is never a dull day in Johannesburg.
It’s coastal locational makes Durban ports one of the busiest in Africa, and the city one of the bustling places to be. Durban is truly a city of various cultures. The Kwa-Zulu residents, makes Durban the most African city in the country, while the huge Indian population gives it an Indian touch.
The coastal location of the city also means that there are many expansive public beaches to unwind and enjoy the African sun.
1. Cape Town
The most visited and undoubtedly the most popular city in South Africa, Cape Town is a city of natural beauty combined with a bustling concrete jungle. The azure waters, and the iconic Table Mountain makes a stunning backdrop for the city.
Apart from the natural beauty of the city, Cape Town offers a variety of cuisines and a range of restaurants to dine at. You can also choose from a variety of activities offered in the city, from hiking the majestic Table Mountain, to go whale watching, or explore the artistic heritage of the country through museums or street art.