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WWhile the frenetic energy of a big city always commands attention, an African city like Johannesburg does more than that – it takes you by the hand and leads you into the heart of a place that constantly surprises, invigorates and charms, where the unexpected becomes the reality. 

JJohannesburg

SSouth Africa’s City of Gold is where you’ll feel true urban energy packed with local colour, flavour and soul. Hang out with the trendiest locals at street-side cafes, overlooked by contemporary apartment blocks, or get the taste buds revved up and ready to try everything you can see or smell at weekend food markets, aroma-filled coffee shops or some of the finest restaurants on the continent that are dotted throughout the city. There’s always something happening on the streets, among Jozi’s high-rise buildings. Join genuinely fun and friendly urban South Africans for a cocktail on packed rooftop bars, or meet them at art galleries and spaces brimming with culture and expression. This is a place like no other, where you can create some of your most vivid memories while making a whole lot of new friends.

CCape Town

JJust a short flight away, there’s Cape Town, one of the world’s favourite cities, a place so beautiful, one picture is enough to sell it to anyone. In this stunning city, the locals almost outshine the sights and their famous mountain, with a reputation to keep you smiling, chatting and dancing throughout your stay. Don’t miss the chance to take in some jazz at the city’s acclaimed international festivals, and prepare to be mesmerised by local musicians and the rhythms that define this city. Then sneak away for a picnic, or unforgettable open-air concert at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, the most peaceful setting imaginable, hidden against the slopes of Table Mountain.

DDurban, Port Elizabeth and more...

AAnd city life doesn’t stop there, this country has plenty more remarkable cities to explore, like Durban on the semi-tropical east coast, where beach-life lives in perfect harmony with an energetic modern city, or feel perfectly at home in warmth of the historic coastal city of Port Elizabeth, known as the “Friendly City” to us.

Every South African city has its own unique story to tell, and the best people to tell those stories are the locals themselves. So, let them be your guide to all the hot spots, dance spots, taste experiences and best-kept secrets around the cities they call home. 

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