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SOUTH AFRICAN CITIES


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Popular cities of the Repuclic of South Africa:
Johannesburg Cape Town Durban
Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth Nelspruit Tshwane/Pretoria
Mangaung / Bloemfontein Polokwane Rustenburg


DISTANCE BETWEEN CITIES (km)
 Cape Town Durban Johannesburg Mangaung / Bloemfontein Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth Nelspruit Polokwane Rustenburg Tshwane/Pretoria
Cape Town - 1660 1405 1000 756 1779 1736 1365 1463
Durban 1660 - 598 670 927 689 929 711 656
Johannesburg1405598 - 420 1062 358 331 121 60
Mangaung / Bloemfontein 1000 670 420- 635 771 750 441 475
Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth 756 927 1062 635 - 1373 1393 1105 1119
Nelspruit 1779 689 358 771 1373 - 320 445 342
Polokwane 1736 929 331 750 1393 320 - 376 273
Rustenburg 1365 711121 441 1105 445 376 - 105
Tshwane/Pretoria 1463 656 60 475 1119 342 273 105 -




JOHANNESBURG
Coordinates    
2612'16"S -- 282'44"E
Founded   
1886
Population   
3,888,180
Area   
1.644,96 km2
Average Temperature C   
June - July, high: 17 , low: 4 C
Altitude   
1753 m
Key Economic Sectors:   
Retail, Finance
Geography   
Located on the eastern high-lying plateau in South Africa referred to as the Highveld.
Climate   
Johannesburg features a subtropical highland climate. Winter is the sunniest time of the year, with cool days and cold nights. . Summer is temperate with temperatures exceeding 30C and afternoon thundershowers.
Attractions   
Absa Money Museum
Adler Museum of Medicine
Apartheid Museum
Art Afrika
Constitution Hill
Ellis Park Stadium
Emmarentia Dam
Gold Reef City
Hector Pieterson Memorial
James Hall Museum of Transport
Hyde Park Corner Shopping Mall
Johannesburg Art Gallery
Johannesburg Botanic Garden
Johannesburg Planetarium
Johannesburg Zoo
Nelson Mandela Bridge
Mandela Family Museum
Melville Koppies Nature Reserve
Montecasino
Museum Africa
National Museum of Military History
Newtown, Johannesburg
OR Tambo International Airport
Roof-Top Market @ Rosebank Mall
SAB World of Beer
Sandton City
Soccer City Johannesburg
Turffontein Race Course
Zoo Lake




CAPE TOWN
Coordinates    
3355'31"S -- 1825'26"E
 Founded   
1652
Population   
3.497.097
Area   
2,454.72 km2
Average Temperature C   
June - July, high: 18 C low: 8 C
Altitude   
Highest elevation 1.590 m , Lowest elevation 0 m
Key Economic Sectors:   
Tourism, Agriculture, Manufacturing
Geography   
The centre of Cape Town is located at the northern end of the Cape Peninsula. Table Mountain forms a dramatic backdrop to the City Bowl, with its plateau over 1,000 m high; it is surrounded by near-vertical cliffs, Devil's Peak and Lion's Head.
Climate   
Mediterranean climate with winter rainfall and temperatures around 18C. Summer time,November to March, is is warm and dry. ( 25-27C).
In winter time, May to September, large cold fronts come across from the Atlantic Ocean with heavy precipitation and strong north-westerly winds. (7 - 17 C).
Attractions   
Beaches:
Atlantic Ocean Beaches :Three Anchor Bay Camps Bay Sandy Bay Hout Bay
Table Bay Beaches
South Atlantic Beaches: Noordhoek, Long Beach Scarborough Beach
Indian Ocean Beaches:False Bay Beaches
Cape Helderberg Beaches
Outside of Cape Town : Hermanus Beaches
Robben Island
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Table Mountain
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Cape Point
Chapman's Peak Drive
Cape Town Stadium
cape town city hall
Cape Town City Hall
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DURBAN
Coordinates    
2953'S -- 3103'E
Founded   
1835
Population   
3.468.086
Area   
2.291,89 km2
Average Temperature C   
June - July, high: 23 , low: 11 C
Altitude   
0 m
Key Economic Sectors:   
Tourism, transport, agriculture, manufacturing
Geography   
Durban, which is also a port city, is the busiest port in Africa. The city is located on a huge natural lagoon that forms its harbour with a range of hills inland that are the remains of fossilized sand-dunes.
Climate   
Sub-tropical, mild and sunny winters, warm and wet summers. Average temperatures are around 16 to 25 C during a year.
Attractions   
Natal Sharks Board
uShaka Marine World
Durban Botanical Gardens
Durban Natural Science Museum
Umgeni River Bird Park
Durban Beaches
Golden Mile
Greyville Race Course
KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra
Gandhi Centenary Park
Temple of Understanding
Moses Mabhida Stadium




NELSON MANDELA BAY/PORT ELIZABETH
Coordinates    
3357'29"S -- 2536'00"E
Founded   
1820
Population   
1.244.900
Area   
1.845 km2
Average Temperature C   
June - July, high: 20 C , low: 9 C
Altitude   
0 m
Key Economic Sectors:   
Motor Industry, Tourism
Geography   
Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth is nestled in the shelter of Algoa Bay Climate: Sub-tropical with winter rainfall. The city has mild temperatures ranging from 20 to 9C during winter, and 25 to 17C during summer.
Climate   
The Windy City has a subtropical climate with light rain throughout the year. The area lies between the winter rainfall, Mediterranean climate zones of the Western Cape and the summer rainfall regions of eastern South Africa.
Winters are cool but mild and summers are warm but considerably less humid and hot than more the other parts of the east coast.
Attractions   
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Bayworld Museum Complex
Cape Recife Nature Reserve
Donkin Heritage Trail
Eastern Cape Beaches
Fort Frederick
Humewood Golf Club
Port Elizabeth Golf Club
Seaview Lion Park
St Georges Park
Walmer Country Club


MANGAUNG / BLOEMFONTEIN
Coordinates    
2906'S -- 2613'E
Founded   
1846
Population   
369,568
Average Temperature C   
June - July, high: 17 C , low: -2 C
Altitude   
1400 m
Key Economic Sectors:   
Trade, Finance, Transport
Geography   
The city is located in central South Africa on the Free State Plateau. The landscape is accentuated by grassland plains and low hills.
Climate   
Continental climate. Summers are hot with frequent afternoon thunderstorms. Winters are dry with frosts.
Attractions   
Bloemfontein Golf Course
Bloemfontein Zoo
Caledon Nature Reserve
Free State Stadium
Franklin Nature Reserve
Free State National Botanical Garden
National Museum Bloemfontein
Oviston Nature Reserve
Sand du Plessis Theatre
Schoeman Park Golf Course
Soetdoring Dam Nature Reserve


TSHWANE/PRETORIA
Coordinates    
2543'0"S -- 2817'0"E
Founded   
1855
Population   
2.345.908
Area   
1.644 km2
Average Temperature C   
June - July, high: 20 C low: 5 C
Altitude   
1214 m
Key Economic Sectors:   
Services, Commerce, Industry
Geography   
Situated between rocky ridges in the north eastern part of the country. The city is in the transitional area between tropical savannah (Bushveld) and the Highveld plateau.
Climate   
Subtropical climate. Summers are hot and rainy winters are short cool and dry .
Attractions   
Union Buildings
Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary
Brooklyn Mall
Freedom Park
Kruger House Museum
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
Melrose House
National Cultural History Museum
Pioneer Museum Silverton
Pretoria Country Club
Pretoria Golf Club
Pretoria National Botanical Gardens
Pretoria National Zoological Gardens
Pretoria Tours
Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve
South African State Theatre
Transvaal Museum of Natural History
Tswaing Meteorite Crater Museum
Tswaing Nature Reserve
Voortrekker Monument
Wonderboom Nature Reserve




NELSPRUIT
Coordinates    
2527'57"S -- 3059'07"E
Population   
221.474 (2000)
Average Temperature C   
Summer: 29 C , Winter: 23 C
Altitude   
660 m
Key Economic Sectors:   
Agriculture, Mining
Geography   
Located on a low-lying plateau, known as the Lowveld, in the fertile Crocodile River valley in the north eastern part of South Africa.
Climate   
Sub-tropical climate and soil is perfectly suitable for citrus fruits, bananas, mangoes, pears.
Attractions   
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
Kruger National Park
Lowveld National Botanical Garden
Mbombela Stadium
Nelspruit Golf Course
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park
Sudwala Caves



RUSTENBURG
Coordinates    
2540'05"S -- 2714'19"
Founded   
1851
Population   
395 539
Average Temperature C   
Summer: 31 C , Winter: 16 C
Altitude   
1500 m
Key Economic Sectors:   
Mining, Agriculture
Geography   
Located on the Highveld Plateau with low mountains and grasslands in the north western part of South Africa.
Climate   
Sub-tropical climate with temperatures around 16C during winter and 31C during summer.
Attractions   
Kgaswane Mountain Reserve
Pilanesberg National Park
Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Rustenburg Nature Reserve





POLOKWANE
Coordinates    
2354'00"S -- 2927'00"E
Founded   
1886
Population   
508 000 (2001)
Average Temperature C   
Summer: 21 C , Winter: 11 C
Altitude   
1310 m
Key Economic Sectors:   
Agriculture, mining, manufacturing
Geography   
60 kilometers south of the Tropic of Capricorn. The landscape is mainly grassland interspersed with rocky granite hills.
Climate   
Dry climate with a summer rainy season and a pronounced dry spell during winter.
Attractions   
Bakone Malapa                                 
Makapansgat Valley
Modjadji Cycad Reserve
Peter Mokaba Stadium
Polokwane Game Reserve
Polokwane Golf Course
Wolkberg Wilderness Area
Zion City at Moria
 
  
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