Places

Walk through the histories of some of our cities, and contribute your stories. This map is clickable.

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Nelspruit

Nelspruit

Also known as Mbombela, Nelspruit is situated in the north eastern part of South Africa, in the Mmpumalanga Province. Located on the Crocodile River, the city is near to the Mozambican border, ...more

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is the largest city in the Eastern Cape Province, it is known as 'The Windy City' or the 'Friendly City'. One of the countries largest seaports, the city was originally ...more

Rustenburg

Rustenburg

The Magaliesberg range of mountains dominates the landscape that is now known as the Northwest Province. Rustenburg, the largest city in this province, has significance for many groups in South Africa, and ...more

Pretoria

Pretoria

The administrative capital of South Africa, Pretoria, or the 'Jacaranda City' is best known for its annual display of purple flowers in October. Located in the northern part of Gauteng, Pretoria is ...more

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Egoli, or the "City of Gold" is South Africa's most populated city, and the cosmopolitan business centre of the country. The hub of South Africa's most densely populated province, Gauteng, Johannesburg, or ...more

Polokwane

Polokwane

The capital of the Limpopo Province, Polokwane or “Place of Safety” is the largest urban centre in the province. Polokwane is said to have been founded because of the presence of gold ...more

Cape Town

Cape Town

Also known as 'The Mother City', Cape Town is the largest city in the Western Cape Province, and was founded as a resupply stop for the Dutch East India Company. Today, Cape ...more

Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein is the capital of the Free State Province, previously known as the Orange Free State. The city is known as the 'City of Roses', or Manguang, 'the place of cheetahs' and ...more

Durban

Durban

Durban is in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province, once known as the Natal Colony, and the former territory of the Zulu king, Shaka. Well known for its warmer climate, Durban is located along ...more