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___ Provinces of the Republic of South AfricaOfficial sites of the nine Provinces, their capital cities as well as tourist guides, newspapers and other information.
Destination South Africa, this page invites you to a virtual travel to the 9 provinces of South Africa. Here you will find comprehensive information about all the provinces' geography, economy, people, culture, environment, government and history.
You will have access to newspapers from South African provinces and you will find travel and tourism information.
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South Africa Government Online
The South Africa Government Online
Tourism South Africa, official site of the South Africa Tourism Board.
State Capital Cities:
Mangaung Local Municipality; (the city's name in seSotho is Mangaung).
Map of South Africa
Detailed Map of South Africa.
Map of South Africa Provinces
South Africa's Provinces Map.
Map of Africa
Political Map of Africa.
South Africa's Provinces Map (click to enlarge).
|South Africa's Provinces
Eastern Cape | Free State | Gauteng | KwaZulu-Natal | Limpopo | Mpumalanga | Northern Cape | North-West | Western Cape
The Eastern Cape is located on the south eastern seaboard of South Africa and is the second largest province with an area of 170 600 sq. km, home to 6 300 000 people more than 80% of them speak IsiXhosa.
Eastern Cape Coat of Arms
Other Cities: Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth City Guide.
Area: 170 600 sq km (13.9% of country's total)
Population: 6.4 million (14.4% of the total)
Languages: isiXhosa (83%), Afrikaans (9.6%), English (3.7%)
Eastern Cape Provincial Government.
Map of Eastern Cape
Eastern Cape Map
Eastern Cape and South Africa News
Regional and national news.
National Arts Festival Grahamstown
One of Africa's largest and most colorful cultural event.
Eastern Cape Tourism Board
University of Port Elizabeth
The only South African university situated in a nature reserve, founded 1964.
University of Transkei - Unitra
Free State Province was formerly the Orange Free State (Afrikaans: Oranje Vrystaat)
Free State Coat of Arms
Capital City: Bloemfontein
Area: 129 480 sq km (10.6% of country's total)
Population: 2.8 million (6% of the total)
Languages: Sotho (62%), Afrikaans (14%), Xhosa (9.5%)
Free State Provincial Government
Official site of the Free State Administration.
Free State Legislature Online
Clickable Map of Free State
Map of Free State
IOL Free State News
Independent Online's Free State news.
Bloemfontein Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Free State Tourism
Tourism in the Free State.
Southern Africa Places
Provides information on Free State.
University of the Free State
Central University of Technology
With over 17 000 sq km the smallest of the nine provinces. In the seSotho languages 'Gauteng' means 'Place of Gold'.
Gauteng Coat of Arms
Capital City: Johannesburg
The official City of Johannesburg website.
Other Cities: Pretoria, The Jacaranda City
Area: 17 010 sq km (1.4% of country's total)
Population: 8,8 million (20% of total)
Languages: isiZulu (21.5%), Afrikaans (14.4%), Sesotho (13.1%), English (12.5%)
Gauteng Provincial Government
The Gauteng Government website.
Gauteng Regions Map
Independent daily newspaper, first published in 1898, Pretoria.
Pretoria news in Afrikaans.
Pretoria Art Museum
Business & Economy
Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Gauteng guide by the Gauteng Tourism Authority.
Travel & Tourism Information.
Rand Afrikaans University
Universiteit van Pretoria
University of Pretoria, founded in 1908.
University of the Witwatersrand
Cradle of Humankind
Gauteng Site about amazing finds that have led leading palaeo-anthropologists and archaeologists to suggest that humankind first appeared in this corner of Africa and from there spread out to populate the world.
The garden province, home of the Zulu nation, situated south of Mpumalanga province in the southeast of South Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Lesotho.
KwaZulu-Natal Coat of Arms
Capital City: Pietermaritzburg
eThekwini Municipality, the official web site of Durban.
Area: 92 100 sq km (7.5% of country's total)
Population: 9.4 million (21.6% of total)
Languages: isiZulu (80.59%), English (13.6%), isiXhosa (2.3%), Afrikaans (1.5%)
KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government
KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Authority
Map of KwaZulu-Natal
Independent daily newspaper.
The Mercury High Road
Good News from KwaZulu-Natal.
The Natal Witness
KZN and South Africa News (note: requires registration)
A guide to Durban.
Pietermaritzburg's Friendly Tourism Office
A guide to Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas.
KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Authority.
University of Natal
Durban, Pietermaritzburg, founded 1910.
Situated at the North Eastern corner of South Africa, Limpopo shares borders with Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The former Northern Province has been renamed Limpopo Province in February 2002. Home of the Northern Sotho (SePedi) 57%, the Tsonga (Shangaan) 23%, and the Venda 12%. Afrikaans speakers make up 2.6 per cent while English-speaking whites are less than half a per cent.
Limpopo Coat of Arms
Capital City: Polokwane ( Pietersburg )
Area: 123 910 sq km (10.2% of country's total)
Population: 5.3 million
Language: SePedi (57%), followed by XiTsonga (23%) and TshiVenda (15.9%)
Limpopo Provincial Government
The site also provides information about Limpopo Province.
Map of Limpopo
District Map of Limpopo
Limpopo Tourism and Parks Board (LTPB)
Provides some general information about Limpopo.
Mpumalanga lies in the east of South Africa, north of KwaZulu-Natal bordering Swaziland and Mozambique.
Mpumalanga Coat of Arms
Capital City: Nelspruit
Area: 79 490 sq km (6.5% of country's total)
Population: 3.1 million
Language: IsiSwati (30.8%), followed by isiZulu (26.4%) and isiNdebele 12.1%)
The Mpumalanga Provincial Government Website.
Map of Mpumalanga
The Lowvelder - Die Laevelder
Mpumalanga and South African news.
Mpumalanga Tourism Authority
The official provincial website providing Tourist Information on Mpumalanga.
Mpumalanga Explorer provides some information about the province and Kruger National Park.
Situated in the north-western part of South Africa, the Northern Cape is the largest province of the nine provinces, about trice the size of Germany, but it's the province with the smallest population. The Province is home to 840 000 people, most of them speak Afrikaans, about 70% of the population is urbanised.
Northern Cape Coat of Arms
Capital City: Kimberley
Kimberley information page.
Area: 361 830 sq km
(29.7% of country's total)
Population: 840 000
Language: Afrikaans (68%), followed SeTswana (20.8%)
Northern Cape Provincial Government.
Map of Northern Cape
IOL Northern Cape news
Independent Online's Northern Cape news
Northern Cape Tourism
A guide to Namaqualand, Green Kalahari, Kalahari, the Diamond Fields and more.
The Province in the north of South Africa is home to 3,7 million people of whom 2,2 million live in functional urban areas. In terms of population, the largest urban area is Kleksdorp, with 423 000 people. The second largest nodal point is Potchefstroom.
North-West Province Coat of Arms
Capital City: Mafikeng
Potchefstroom City Council.
Area: 118 797 sq km
( 9.5% of country's total)
Population: 3.7 million
Language: SeTswana (65.4%), followed by Afrikaans (7.5%)
The Platinum Province Online
Official site of the North-West Province Government.
North-West Province - State of the Environment Report 2002
North-West Province map
Clickable search map of the North-West Province.
Map of the North-West
IOL North West Province News
Independent Online's North-West Province news.
Tour and travel guide to the North-West Province.
North-West Parks and Tourism Board
Parks, Game and Nature Reserves in the North-West Province.
University of the North-West
Royal Bafokeng Nation
The Western Cape is situated on the south-western tip of the African continent. In total the Western Cape includes an area of 129 386 sq km. There are approximately 4.5 million people, living in the province, the majority of whom are Afrikaans-speaking. The other official languages are English and Xhosa.
Western Cape Coat of Arms
Western Cape Administration
Cape Gateway is a single point of access to government information and services for the citizens of the Western Cape.
Clickable search map of Western Cape.
Western Cape map
Cape Town, regional Afrikaans newspaper.
Daily, published since 1876, Cape Town.
Western Cape news.
Official web site of the Western Cape Tourism Board.
The official Cape Town Tourism site with travel, accommodation, and event details for visits to Cape Town.
The Garden Route
The Garden Route of Western Cape.
Comprehensive information about the Overberg region on the Southernmost tip of Africa.
Official web site of the regional tourism office for the Overberg region.
A guide to Cape's West Coast.
Khanya- Technology in Education
A project to empower educators to use appropriate and available technology to deliver curriculum.
University of Cape Town - UCT
Founded in 1829.
Stellenbosch, founded in 1918.
University of the Western Cape
Established in 1959 as an ethnic college for "coloured" students, today a national university.
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South Africa Country Profile
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Map of South Africa Provinces
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