Popular Cities in South Africa

Top cities in South Africa, page 1, based on popularity among TravBuddy members.

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Cape Town #1 most popular location
The iconic image of Cape Town centers around a severe drop off, from the top of the magical, inspiring peaks of Table Mountains right down to the seal laden beaches and shark-infested waters …
1,758travelers 156reviews 159blogs
Johannesburg #2 most popular location
Sadly for Johannesburg, if there’s one thing that it’s known for internationally, it’s the quite incredible murder rate. Certain parts of the city see body bags appearing on an all-but …
850travelers 59reviews 94blogs
Durban #3 most popular location
Durban is a culturally rich city in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. With a population of about 3.5 million and a subtropical climate with beautiful long stretching beaches it's ea…
290travelers 21reviews 22blogs
Pretoria #4 most popular location
The Administrative capital of South Africa is a beautiful city famous because of the blooming Jacaranda's in October where the whole city with over 100 000 Jacaranda Trees turns purple, and t…
242travelers 8reviews 17blogs
Knysna #5 most popular location
Knysna is one of the Southern Cape coast's best known holiday destinations, situated between lush forests and the shores of the peaceful lagoon - it offers many activities and attractions of …
12travelers 5reviews 10blogs
Stellenbosch #6 most popular location
Stellenbosch is largely a university town in the heart of the Cape winelands. Would you want much more as a visitor? Great parties and great wine. There are some superb wine farms, restaurant…
38travelers 11reviews 9blogs
Port Elizabeth #7 most popular location
Port Elizabeth (or PE for short)is part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality it is a popular destination for South African tourists based on its friendly people (it is called t…
76travelers 4reviews 15blogs
Plettenberg Bay #8 most popular location
Plettenberg Bay or "baai" in Afrikaans, is a resort town for many South Africans. It is a quaint town set aside the ocean on a hill, with lots of shopping, restaurants, and outdoor activities…
7travelers 4reviews 3blogs
Bloemfontein #9 most popular location
Bloemfontein, settled in the heart of South Africa, in th Free state. Bloemfontein is rich with history from the Anglo Boer war and the historic buildings are there to prove it. If traveli…
28travelers 7reviews 4blogs
Franschhoek #10 most popular location
Franschhoek was originally a settlement of the French Huguenots who came over to South Africa to avoid persecution. They settled and started to produce wine. Great job too. Franschhoek ne…
4reviews 3blogs
Oudtshoorn #11 most popular location
Oudtshoorn, South Africa (Old Horn directly translated into English), is located approximately 1 hour (by car) north of George, which is the location of the closest airport and approximately …
7travelers 7reviews 10blogs
Kempton Park #12 most popular location
13travelers 1reviews
Nelspruit #13 most popular location
Nelspruit is the provincial capital of Mpumalanga Province in South Africa. It is one of the major South African tourist destinations, due to its proximity to the world-famous Kruger National…
12travelers 4reviews 8blogs
Umhlanga #14 most popular location
3travelers 1reviews
Hoedspruit #15 most popular location
Hoedspruit borders on the Kruger National Park and lies in the heart of the central Limpopo lowveld. Hoedspruit is conveniently situated to explore the many game lodges, game reserves and oth…
10travelers 6reviews 2blogs
Somerset West #16 most popular location
A town encircled by exquisite mountains and hills covered in vineyards, with views of the nearby ocean, sandy beaches, this is Somerset West. It is a veritable paradise for all who appreciate…
13travelers 1blogs
Hazyview #17 most popular location
2travelers 3reviews 2blogs
Mossel Bay #18 most popular location
Situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, beautiful Mossel Bay is a coastal village and harbour of the World Famous Garden Route. This popular holiday town is surrounded by a sun…
8travelers 3reviews 2blogs
Kruger National Park #19 most popular location
One of the largest game reserves in Africa along the borders of Mozambique and Zimbabwe, Kruger National Park is a unique place in the African landscape which is also part of the Kruger to Ca…
39travelers 7reviews 22blogs
Wilderness #20 most popular location
Located at the famous Garden Route of South-Africa Wilderniss is a small village that packs a big punch. The village is located at the a long beach with the more warmer indian ocean. The Gard…
3travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Gansbaai #21 most popular location
For many years Gansbaai was this tiny village which hardly anyone used to now about. With the main industry being Fishing. Then Gansbaai experienced a tourism boom with the attraction of S…
4travelers 8reviews 6blogs
Simon's Town #22 most popular location
Simons Town is on the Cape Peninsula, between Cape Town and Cape Point. It is home to Boulders Beach, where you can see plenty of penguins and is also the main naval base for South Africa. T…
2travelers 6reviews 3blogs
Paarl #23 most popular location
Paarl is a growing town located in the breathtakingly beautiful area of Berg river valley. The scenery is absolutely inspiring with mountains, rivers and many flowers. The scenic beauty of th…
11travelers 2blogs
George #24 most popular location
21travelers 1reviews
Addo #25 most popular location
4travelers 2reviews 3blogs
Gordon's Bay #26 most popular location
Gordon's Bay is a beautiful coastal town at the foot of the Hottentots Holland Mountains and the False Bay Coast. The town is +- 40 minutes drive from Cape Town and +- 30 minutes from the air…
2travelers 1blogs
Edenvale #27 most popular location
2travelers 3reviews
Hluhluwe #28 most popular location
Hhluhluwe-Umfolozi's main focus is the protection of the black rhino, but all of Africa's big five can be seen info on http://www.gamereservehluhluwe.com/
2reviews 6blogs
Komatipoort #29 most popular location
Komatiport is a town located few kilometers from south gates of Kruger National Park, near rivers Komati and Crocodile. Crocodile Bridge Gate to Kruger National Park is located only 8 km fro…
3travelers 3reviews 4blogs
Montagu #30 most popular location
1reviews 1blogs
Sun City #31 most popular location
9travelers 7reviews 2blogs
Boksburg #32 most popular location
8travelers 2blogs
Jeffreys Bay #33 most popular location
Jeffreys Bay is a very pleasant, small town located in South Africa's Eastern Province, on the country's South Coast. The beaches are beautiful and long. As a result Jeffreys Bay is famous…
12travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Phalaborwa #34 most popular location
5travelers 2reviews
Ballito #35 most popular location
4travelers 1blogs
Skukuza #36 most popular location
1travelers 2reviews 4blogs
Saint Lucia Estuary #37 most popular location
The St Lucia wetlands is a protected nature reserve, which is also a Unesco World Heritage site. Watch out for the crocodiles and hippo's!
4travelers 1reviews 3blogs
Malelane #38 most popular location
Malelane (or Malalane) is farm town located just besides southern borders of Kruger National Park, by one of the most important routes N4 which connects Johannesburg and Maputo (Mozambique). …
1blogs
Upington #39 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews 3blogs
Richards Bay #40 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Cape Point #41 most popular location
Cape Point is located at the southeast corner of the Cape Peninsula, a mountainous and scenic landform that runs north-south for about thirty kilometres at the extreme southwestern tip of the…
4travelers 4blogs
Grahamstown #42 most popular location
8travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Langebaan #43 most popular location
About a one hour drive from Cape Town along the R27, you will find the picturesque town of Langebaan on the shores of the Langebaan Lagoon with azure-blue waters bordered by white sandy beach…
2travelers 1reviews
Kimberley #44 most popular location
5travelers 2reviews 3blogs
Graskop #45 most popular location
2reviews 2blogs
Polokwane #46 most popular location
8travelers 3blogs
Graaff-Reinet #47 most popular location
3blogs
Sabie #48 most popular location
4blogs
Madikwe Game Reserve #49 most popular location
1reviews
Tzaneen #50 most popular location
4travelers 1reviews 4blogs
Rustenburg #51 most popular location
12travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Winterton #52 most popular location
2reviews 3blogs
Paternoster #53 most popular location
Paternoster is a quaint fishing village about an hour north of Cape Town. It is the perfect getaway for a chilled weekend away from the daily grind. Very scenic, great cheap seafood. Not much…
1reviews
Muldersdrift #54 most popular location
2reviews
Underberg #55 most popular location
1reviews 1blogs
Drakensberg #56 most popular location
4travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Harrismith #57 most popular location
Harrismith is a town just off the N3 highway in the Free State, South Africa. It lies between Johannesburg and Durban thus making it a halfway stop off point for many travellers heading from …
4travelers 1reviews
Sandton #58 most popular location
One of wealthier suburban areas of Johannesburg, South Africa. Sandton has, in recent years, risen up as the new financial hub of Jo'burg. This is due to the demise of the inner city CBD. It …
19travelers 5reviews
Umkomaas #59 most popular location
1travelers 2reviews
Pilanesberg National Park #60 most popular location
2blogs
Salt Rock #61 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews
Hogsback #62 most popular location
Hogsback is location in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The town has 201 reported year round restaurants, but has many more seasonal residents. The area is popular for its solitu…
1reviews 1blogs
Hout Bay #63 most popular location
Hout Bay was formerly a fishing village and has managed to maintain its unique combination of fishing harbour and country atmosphere in spite of all the growth. The town is located along the …
2travelers 1blogs
Tsitsikamma National Park #64 most popular location
1travelers 2blogs
Vereeniging #65 most popular location
6travelers 1reviews
Robben Island #66 most popular location
Situated in the sea a little over twelve miles off the shore and in the middle of Table bay, Robben island is set apart from mainland Cape town separated by a narrow channel of seawater. This…
3blogs
Soweto #67 most popular location
3travelers 3blogs
Port Shepstone #68 most popular location
8travelers 2reviews
KwaZulu-Natal #69 most popular location
7travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Hartbeespoort #70 most popular location
The Hartbeespoort Dam, surrounded by the Magaliesberg mountain range, is a popular destination for weekend getaways or day trips. The dam is only a 40min drive from Johannesburg, an hour from…
2travelers 2blogs
Coffee Bay #71 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews 3blogs
Stormsrivier #72 most popular location
4blogs
Ladysmith #73 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews
Thohoyandou #74 most popular location
2blogs
Nature's Valley #75 most popular location
1reviews
Bergville #76 most popular location
5blogs
Table Mountain #77 most popular location
Table Mountain is a feature attraction in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a flat topped mountain landmark that is used on the flag of Cape Town. The mountain is a big tourist attraction with p…
1travelers 1blogs
Clanwilliam #78 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews
Botswana #79 most popular location
23travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Durbanville #80 most popular location
Emmanuel, comte de Las Cases, served as Napoleons secretary in the period when he was banned to St Helena. In 1816, Count de las Cases made the following entry in his diary: "... being remove…
7travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Cape Agulhas #81 most popular location
2reviews
Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park #82 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Blouberg #83 most popular location
3travelers 6reviews
Transkei #84 most popular location
Transkei otherwise known as the valley of a thousand hills. It includes the prestine coast line the Wild Coast on the east of South Africa. The most common language spoken here is Xhosa a…
1travelers 1reviews
Kakamas #85 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Broederstroom #86 most popular location
This beautiful village is located in the foothills of the Magaliesberg, about 40min drive from Pretoria & Johannesburg. There is no shortage of activities and places to visit when staying …
1reviews
Bloukrans Bridge #87 most popular location
The Bloukrans Bridge is one of the ultimate locations in South Africa to get your adrenaline rush. The bridge is home to the highest commercial bungee jump in the world.
2travelers 1reviews
Bredasdorp #88 most popular location
1blogs
Table View #89 most popular location
1reviews
Mafikeng #90 most popular location
1travelers 2blogs
Citrusdal #91 most popular location
2blogs
Cintsa #92 most popular location
2travelers 2reviews
Kommetjie #93 most popular location
Kommetjie (Little Bowl) is a seaside village you'll fin while driving along Chapman's Peak. You'll notice the wide long beach immediately. It is known for being a wind and kite surfing hot…
1travelers 2reviews
Brits #94 most popular location
Brits is situated in the North West Province of South Africa and about an hour's drive from JHB and PTA. Brits is famous being part of the biggest Platinum Mine district together with Rus…
2travelers 1reviews
Muizenberg #95 most popular location
Muizenberg is a beautiful town in South Africa. It is very good for surfing or just relaxing at the beach, but beware, there were a lot of shark warnings when I was there! One of the thing…
1blogs
Shingwedzi #96 most popular location
1reviews 3blogs
Muldersdrif #97 most popular location
2reviews 1blogs
Blyde #98 most popular location
2blogs
Darling #99 most popular location
It may only be an hours drive from Cape Town, but Darling is a world away! Darling is the heartbeat of the West Coast region. The little village lies tucked away between hills of vineyard…
1travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Howick #100 most popular location
5travelers 1blogs