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bellville
Bellville, formerly known as “12-Myl-Pos” or “12 Mile Stone” - attributed to the fact that it lies 12 miles from the city centre - was once a city in the Western Cape but now forms part of the greater Cape Town metropolitan area.

bloemfontein
Bloemfontein, Dutch for “fountain of flowers” or “flower spring” is one of South Africa’s three capital cities - the judicial capital - and is the capital city of the Free State Province. Owing to the abundance of roses in the area Bloemfontein is poetically referred to as “the city of roses” and there is a rose festival held there annually.

cape town
Cape Town, also known as the Mother City, is the legislative capital of South Africa and also the most popular tourist destination in Africa – famous for its well-known landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point, as well as tourist attractions like the Table Mountain National Park, the V&A Waterfront as well as the harbour.

durban
Durban is best known as South Africa's sub-tropical beach getaway and is home to around 2.5 million people. It is South Africa's third largest city, and the second largest industrial hub, and one of the country's fastest growing urban centres.

germiston
Germiston, East Rand, Gauteng Province is South Africa's sixth largest city with 70% of the western world's gold passing through its gold refinery. It also boasts South Africa's biggest railway junction and the busiest civil airport, Rand Airport.

midrand
Midrand is an area located in the northern part of Johannesburg, South Africa, roughly half way between the Witwaterstrand and Pretoria. In the late 1990's Midrand was incorporated into the City of Johannesburg's Metropolitan Municipality and it now forms part of Region A of Johannesburg's administrative region plan.

paarl
Paarl is a town in the Western Cape of South Africa, about 60 km from Cape Town, and is the largest town in the Cape Winelands. The name is derived from the word 'Parel', meaning 'Pearl' In Dutch, and Paarl is particularly well known for its Pearl Mountain, or 'Paarl Rock', which, while not geologically similar, has been likened to Ayers Rock in Australia in terms of sheer size and proportion.

port elizabeth
Port Elizabeth is known as the "Friendly City" and overlooks Algoa Bay, and together with Despatch and Uitenhage, forms the Nelson Mandela Bay metropole.

sandton
Sandton, the name coming from the combination of the two suburbs Sandown and Bryanston, lies in the city of Johannesburg and is often referred to as ‘Africa’s richest square mile’ - largely due to it’s fast-growing high-rise business area which has been likened to that of Manhattan, the skyscraper annex to New York.

umhlanga
You can be forgiven for thinking that Umhlanga is a holiday village only. Here thousands of people relax and on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.

benoni
Benoni is a city on the East Rand in the South African province of Gauteng. It has since 2000 formed part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.

boksburg
Boksburg is a city located on the East Rand of Gauteng Province in South Africa, and was originally named after the State Secretary of the South African Republic, W. Eduard Bok. Since December 2000 Boksburg has formed part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.

century city
Century City is an exciting 250 hectare mixed use development property just 8 kms from Cape Town's CBD.

east london
East London is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa, forming part of the Buffalo City Local Municipality, along with King William's Town, Mdantsane and Bhisho, in the Amatole District of the Eastern Cape Province.

johannesburg
The origins of Johannesburg date back to the gold rush of 1886. Today, Johannesburg, the capital of Gauteng province, is a thriving metropolis of over 3 million people. It is the most powerful commercial centre on the African continent.

montague gardens
Montague Gardens is one of Cape Town's most modern, sought after, and well-planned industrial areas. Situated 10 minutes from Cape Town harbour and airport and easily accessible from most areas of the Peninsula through the road and rail network. It is also in close proximity to the N1 and N7 National roads and the M5.

polokwane
Polokwane, meaning 'Place of Safety', is a city in the Polokwane Local Municipality and also the capital city of the Limpopo Province. Surrounded by South Africa's neighbours Zimabwe, Bowtswana and Mozambique, the area is culturally diverse and serves as the economic and cultural hub of Limpopo.

pretoria
Pretoria lies in a warm, sheltered valley surrounded by the hills of the Magaliesberg range that ensure that temperatures are invariably a few degrees warmer than Johannesburg. In October Pretoria comes alive with blossoms and leaves no one in doubt as to the origin of its nickname - Jacaranda City.

somerset west
Somerset West is a town in the Western Cape of South Africa, about 50km east of the city centre and situated in the Helderberg area (formerly known as Hottentots Holland). It was named Somerset in the 1800s after Lord Charles Henry Somerset; the suffix "West" was later added to differentiate it from Somerset East.


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