South Africa Towns


Addo is a small and charming farming town situated in the Eastern Cape. it is conveniently close to the world renowned Addo Elephant Park and offers...
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Alexander Bay takes its name from Sir James Alexander, who dreamed of making a fortune by exporting copper. Because of the copper, the town experienced...
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Alice is a quaint little town situated 20 kilometres to the east of Fort Beaufort.This small town is well known as it is the site of the University of...
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Aliwal grew as a health resort location. Today Aliwal North is a farming district. Some of Aliwal's attractions are: Aliwal North Museum, Aliwal Spa...
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Alldays is a small town situated in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Alldays and the surrounding villages of Vivo and Dendron serve an extensive...
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The hot mineral waters that filter from a natural spring at Badplaas were visited by travellers in the mid-1870s. Today, people with rheumatic ailments...
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Barberton is a quiet and peaceful town with beautiful old buildings and set in stunning surroundings. There are some interesting attractions worth...
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Barrydale is gently nestled between two extremes, the beautiful and fertile Tradouw Valley on the one side, and the stark, semi arid Klein Karoo on the...
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Beaufort West in the Western Cape was founded in 1818 on the farm of Hooivlakte. It is the oldest town in the Great Karoo and its municipality proclaimed in 1837 is the oldest in South Africa....
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Bela-Bela was found by the Tswana people in the 1800's. The highlight of Bela-Bela is the world famous hot water springs. The various resorts are the...
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Betty's Bay is a quiet and tranquil seaside resort town, ideally located away from the hustle and bustle of modern city living. This is a great place for...
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Bisho is the capital of the Eastern Cape but it seems to be dominated by the nearby King Williams Town. In fact, these two towns are virtually one. King...
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Blouberg starts some 15 kilometres from the centre of Cape Town. It is easy to access by road, take a bus or shuttle service, take a guided tour - or...
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Bredasdorp is a small farming town situated 25 kilometres north of Cape Agulhas. Set in the heart of the Overberg, Bredesdorp is a centre for wool...
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Lighthouse at the End of a Continent By Laurianne Claase Deepest, darkest Africa ends not with a bang but a simper. Here at the southernmost tip of the...
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The centre of present-day Cape Town is Adderley Street. Visits to the Castle, the fountains opposite the railway station, the Gardens with all the...
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Situated on the banks of the majestic Olifants River in the southern extreme of the Cedarburg, Citrusdal is a pretty town surrounded by orange groves...
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Clanwilliam is situated between the West Coast and the Cederberg and on the southern edge of Namaqualand and is best known for its spectacular spring...
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Claremont, in the early days, was a small, friendly place where owners of businesses were known to everyone – there was healthy rivalry amongst these...
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Clarens is situated in the green and mountainous region of the Eastern Free State and is a charming little town close to the Lesotho border...
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Coffee Bay offers numerous attractions, including a friendly hotel, 2 backpacker's hostels, excellent surfing conditions and the iconic 'Hole in the Wall...
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Simon van der Stel, Commander of the Cape, in 1685 was granted, in free and full property. Located in at or near present-day Steenberg, it comprised...
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Cradock is a small and quaint town situated in the Fish River Valley. Cradock is a cultural experience, especially for those interested in admiring the...
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The town's claim to fame must surely be that it is the site of the discovery of the world's biggest diamond, named the Cullinan Diamond, for obvious...
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Darling is the ideal escape for guests wanting to experience the warm hospitality and interesting sights that South Africa is known for. Darling is a...
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De Rust is a refined Victorian village and home to the blueblood Ostrich, golden vineyards, sundrenched orchards, excellent wines and the spectacular...
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Dullstroom in Mpumalanga has become the fly-fishing capital of South Africa and also a preferred getaway for busy people in Gauteng...
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Elands Bay is a charming coastal town situated just 220 kilometres from Cape Town. It is renowned for its delicious seafood and its spectacular natural...
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Elim is an attractive and picturesque town and is only inhabited by members of the Moravian church. It is one of the prettiest of the surviving old-time...
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Lephalale - Ellisras - is a malaria free Limpopo town situated in the Waterberg close to the Botswana border. Perfect destination for golfing, fishing, hiking and self-drive...
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Ermelo, known as the garden town of Mpumalanga is situated along the Vaal River. Ermelo has very diverse surroundings from the endless views...
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Fauresmith is the second oldest town in the Free State and has quite an interesting history. Today, Fauresmith is a potato and lucerne farming town...
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Ficksburg was proclaimed in 1867 and is situated along the Highlands Route in the Eastern Free State. Ficksburg is an agricultural haven, and is the...
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This small, friendly coastal town is located some 35km from Cape Town. Until the mid 1990's, it was the only absolutely “dry” town...
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Fort Beaufort is situated in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The town is surrounded by spectacular mountain ranges and is the centre...
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Franschhoek is gently nestled between towering mountains in the spectacular Cape Winelands. It is a picturesque little town, renowned for its world class...
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Gansbaai is a favourite destination for larger tourists in search of the Southern Right Whale, and is the worldwide capital for Great White Sharks...
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George is a centrally located town, situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth along the spectacular Garden Route. George is a golfer's dream...
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Graaff Reniet, the gem of the Karoo, is the fourth oldest European town in South Africa, and lies in a bend of the Sunday's River and is home to...
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Grabouw is located in the Elgin valley of the Western Cape. The region is breathtaking from the apple orchards, pine plantations, open pastures and...
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Grahamstown is probably best known as the venue for a annual National Arts Festival, generally considered to be an enriching cultural and cerebral...
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Graskop is a charming little town, cashing in on all the tourists passing through en route to the Kruger National Park and the many other scenic wonders...
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Greyton is a safe, quaint little village, where a beautiful natural setting and old traditions reign supreme. Greyton offers a host of activities...
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Groot Marico is a small country town, where the pace of life is slow and things are run the way they have been for centuries. The many art galleries...
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Harrismith is a medium sized town situated halfway between Johannesburg and Durban on the N3. It is situated in the foothills of the Drakensberg, close...
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Hermanus is a pleasant little resort town, situated just an hour by car from Cape Town. Hermanus is probably most well known for its magnificent...
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Hogsback is set high on the Amatola Mountains and surrounded by very old Afro-montane forests. Activities available in Hogsback include walking...
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“Hout Bay is one of the most beautiful areas in the world” – say the proud locals, who refer to themselves as living in “the Republic of Hout Bay”. Well...
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Ixopo is a small KwaZulu-Natal town about 80km south of Pietermaritzburg, and is most famously known as the setting for Alan Paton's novel 'Cry the...
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Joubertina was established in 1907 on a piece of farmland. Today Joubertina is the main town of Langkloof farm; nestled in the Kouga mountains...
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Kalk Bay is an extraordinary example of how an area can lift itself from the ashes and become an attractive and much-visited village...
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Klerksdorp was founded in 1837 in the North West Province (formerly Western Transvaal), South Africa. In August 1886 gold was discovered in the...
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Knysna is that cute little town at the heart of the Garden Route, pervaded by tourists and populated by retirees. Its colonial upbringing lends it an air...
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Komatidraai is a farming district near Komatipoort, along the Komati River. Komatidraai enjoys very warm weather and a good rainy season. Proximity to...
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Once upon a time there was a small, tranquil seaside village called Kommetjie, with stone houses dating back to 1900. Kommetjie means “Little Bowl”...
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Kuruman is the main town of the Kalahari region, and is known as the 'Oasis of the Kalahari'. The town enjoys a permanent source of water, commonly...
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Cape Agulhas is the southernmost point of Africa, and the official meeting point of the cold Atlantic and warm Indian Oceans. L'Agulhas is a small town...
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Ladismith known as 'the jewel of the Klein Karoo' and is located at the foot of the Klein Swartberg Mountain range. Ladismith is a rich farming community...
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Ladysmith is situated on the banks of the Klip River in KwaZulu-Natal. Some of the attractions in Ladysmith include the Drakensberg Mountains, Spioenkop...
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Langebaan is situated about an hour by road from Cape Town. It is set on the edge of the large and sheltered Langebaan Lagoon. This town is a very...
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Levubu is situated in a sub-tropical fruit farming area in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The area has two major rivers, the Lotonyanda and...
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Lydenburg means 'place of suffering', not a very welcoming name, but it does reflect the history of this quaint little town. The area around Lydenburg is...
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Mafikeng is an interesting place with a fascinating history. Mafikeng is the capital of the North West Province of South Africa. It is the gateway route...
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The village of Magaliesburg is situated amongst stunning mountains, valleys, rivers and indigenous woodland. Magaliesburg's claim to fame was the...
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Malmesbury has always been a farming community and it's still famous for its grain and wine. Malmesbury has great historical significance. This can be...
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Margate is situated on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, and is an extremely popular holiday resort. Here you will find a myriad of restaurants, fast...
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Matjiesfontein has a rich and fascinating history, which visitors will find very interesting and insightful. Matjiesfontein is known for its magnificent...
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McGregor is a small town that has become quite busy in the last few years. It is a great stopover where guests can take a break within easy driving...
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Modimolle is located in the Waterberg. It was called Nylstroom and renamed to Modimolle in 2002. Today, the town focuses on a life of farming (grapes...
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Mokopane, previously known as Potgietersrus, is situated in the Limpopo Province, just two hours from Gauteng. It is the ideal stopover for travellers...
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Montagu is the gateway to the Little Karoo and the scenic heart of Route 62. This pretty town offers spectacular beauty and excellent facilities. Montagu...
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Mooi River which forms part of the Midlands Meander, was originally named Lawrenceville. Today, Mooi River is part of the self-drive arts and crafts...
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Mossel Bay is a sheltered coastal village, once a haven for European sailors in the early days of exploration of the African coast. Other attractions...
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Umtata was founded in 1879 and was declared the capital of the Transkei, the homeland of the Xhosa people. The best attraction in Umtata is the Nelson...
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Culture, scenery and vibrancy combined – where to find all this? Only 25 minutes drive from Cape Town is a special spot on the False Bay coast, an area...
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Musina (previously called Messina) is situated in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. The town is situated near the Limpopo River border with Zimbabwe...
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Once again, water is known to have been responsible for the development of a suburb – Newlands. In 1696 the Newlands property grant was made so that...
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Nieu Bethesda is a really tiny little town, situated way off the beaten track. It was here that the late, great Helen Martins, South Africa's most...
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Nieuwoudtville is an isolated and peaceful town, situated about 50 kilometres off the N7 and just over 300 kilometres north of Cape Town. This beautiful...
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An enticing village, peacefully spread under oaks at the southern end of the Chapman's Peak mountain – Noordhoek makes you feel as if you have taken a...
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Oudtshoorn is the largest town in the little Karoo. Historically, its commercial success was based on the Europeans need for the beautiful features of...
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Paarl is a charming and historical little town, filled with cultural heritage. The main attraction in Paarl is definitely the wine, and there are a...
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Phalaborwa is situated in the Limpopo Province and less than 2km from the Kruger National Park. The mining of phosphates, copper, vermiculite and iron...
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In the south eastern corner of Mpumalanga lays the picturesque town of Piet Retief. The town is quite an hospitable place and visitors can enjoy a...
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Pilgrim's Rest is a tranquil town situated on the magnificent Panorama Route in Mpumalanga, and offers a richly cultural, historic and natural experience...
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Plettenberg Bay was discovered by 15th century Portuguese explorers. Plett, as it is affectionately known, is often considered to be the best destination...
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Situated at the foot of the Simonsberg and set within easy access of towns such as Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, this picturesque little village...
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Port Alfred is a lovely little town, and home to a great golf course, wonderful surf and good diving opportunities. Guests can participate in a gentle 2...
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Situated at the mouth of the Umtamvuna River, Port Edward is probably best known for its excellent golf course and a local casino, as well as the...
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Porterville is situated an hour's drive north of Cape Town, 30 kilometres east of the N7. The Porterville Wine Cellar is on the Swartland Wine Route and...
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Postmasburg is a little town situated in the Northern Cape. The tranquil town has a central dam surrounded by fountains and lush parklands. Postmasburg...
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Prince Albert is a village with a grand entrance from whichever direction you approach. You either have to go through, around or towards the imposing...
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Riversdale is situated in the Garden Route, and is known for its exquisite floral beauty. Attractions in Riversdale include many interesting historical...
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Robertson is situated at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains in the fertile Breede River Valley and renowned for its wines of connoisseur quality...
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Rondebosch is probably best known as the home of the University of Cape Town. The establishment is the oldest in the country, dating back to 1829...
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Rustenburg, established in 1851, has gone from church and administrative centre for a farming district producing citrus and tobacco. Rustenburg has...
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Scarborough is a sleepy little settlement, which is situated at the mouth of the Schusters River. Fishermen love the village, but it really comes to life...
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Shelley Point is situated up the West Coast, approximately 90 minutes from Cape Town by car. It can be approached from two directions, via Vredenberg and...
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Just below the Square is the attractive Simon's Town Waterfront. From the Simon's Town Jetty the “Spirit of Just Nuisance” offers harbour cruises around the bay...
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Skukuza is administrative headquarters of the Kruger National Park and is the largest of all the camps in the Park. Accommodation is offered in various...
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Commissioned on 4 March 1919, Slangkoppunt is the tallest cast iron lighthouse on the South African coast. This coastline has many reefs and headlands...
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Springbok is the commercial and cultural centre of the Namaqualand and is situated in the Northern Cape Province, 600 kilometres from Cape Town...
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Standerton is named after the farm owner, Adriaan Hendrik Stander. Standerton includes: the ruins of Chief Mzilikazi's village, Kruger bridge...
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Stellenbosch is located in the Western Cape Province, about 50 kilometres from Cape Town. The town is famous for its charming old buildings, oak trees...
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Stilbaai is situated in the breathtaking Garden Route. This tranquil little town boasts long stretches of pristine beaches, a river and a spectacular...
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The town of Strand originated almost 200 years ago as a holiday and fishing resort. The town is most known for its beach, which is a 5km stretch of white...
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The town of Strand offers a wide variety of shopping centres, accommodation, and places at which to enjoy the local cuisine. There are the beaches, the...
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Sutherland has some of the clearest and darkest night skies in the world. Sutherland is technologically advanced since it hosts the telescopes of the...
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This lovely old town is graced with beautiful, white washed buildings, museums and historical monuments. Situated close by is the Marloth Nature Reserve...
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Taung, a village in the North West Province in South Africa, made world headlines when an Australian anthropologist, Professor Raymond Dart, found a two...
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Thabazimbi is an iron mining town in the Limpopo province. Thabazimbi is also situated conveniently close to the Marakale National Park, which is located...
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Thohoyandou is the administrative and legislative centre for the Venda region in the Limpopo province. There are many interesting sights to visit in...
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Tzaneen is beautifully set between rolling, citrus covered hills and is close to the game rich areas of Limpopo. Boasting a wonderful sub-tropical...
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Uitenhage is a beautiful town in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The town is called 'Garden Town' because of its awesome gardens and parks...
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Ulundi is a small town set in the heart of Zululand, near the Emakhosini, the Valley of the Kings, the traditional burial grounds of the Zulu kings...
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Vereeniging was founded in 1892. The city grew at a rapid rate because of the coal mines. Vereeniging is an industrial hub. Things to do in Vereeniging...
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Vredendal is situated on the banks of the Olifants River in the Western Cape Province. The town's location on the banks of the Olifants River. Vredendal...
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Vryburg lies in a rich cattle-farming area and boasts an interesting history. Vryburg is situated on the main railway lines from Cape Town to Botswana...
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Vryheid offers various types of accommodation and activities include: hiking, horse-riding, swimming, fishing, hunting, bird watching, historical...
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Waenhuiskrans is an charming and tranquil place, probably best known for its well preserved, often photographed, white washed thatched cottages that line...
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Situated on the Highlands Meander route, with its abundance of pristine trout fishing waters and spectacular scenery, Waterval Boven is an historic...
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Witbank is known as the largest coal producing town in Africa and almost 75 000 million tons of coal are mined annually here. The town boasts some...
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Worcester is a town in the Breede River Valley situated 120 kilometres (74.5 miles) from Cape Town. The museums and cultural heritage makes Worcester...
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