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Interactive map of South Africa, its provinces
and its major cities

Find your way around our country with interactive and detailed maps of South Africa and its provinces, incuding detailed streetmaps of its major cities. Learn more about the geography of South Africa which comprises three main elements.


These are:

The interior Highveld Plateau,
The region between the coast and the Plateau,
The demarcation between these two,

The last one is called the Great Escarpment, a pronounced steep and mountainous feature at the periphery of the Highveld.

In the north-east of the country in the Mpumalanga province, at the edge of the Highveld and its vast open plains, the Escarpment forms a large and steep drop in altitude to what is known as the Lowveld. It is there where one finds the characteristic African bushveld with its African wildlife.

The map of Southern Africa and South Africa below illustrates the topography of the southern region of the African continent, extending west to east from 33 to 17 degrees longitude and north to south from 35 to 22 degrees latitude.

It gives you a fantastic view of the major topographic features of South Africa. Click on the picture below to enlarge and then click on it again to enlarge it even further.

Click on the image below to enlarge it and click to enlarge again
Satellite view of Southern Africa
Interactive map showing view from space of the southern tip of Africa

With its neighbors Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia at its northern borders, South Africa completely surrounds the autonomous mountain kingdoms of Swaziland and Lesotho. The rest of its borderline is formed by the Indian and Atlantic oceans, which come together at the most southern tip of South Africa and the African continent at Cape Agulhas.

Interactive map of South Africa

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Tips for navigating the above map.

  • Click anywhere on the map to clear the "Directions" window
  • The button in the left-hand top corner allows you to select a larger version of the map.
  • The button in the left-hand bottom corner allows you to change from street map to satellite view and vice versa.
  • The plus/minus button in the right-hand bottom corner allows you to zoom in and out. You can zoom in to a detailed street map of any city or area that you select.
  • Alternatively, put the mouse cursor on any location on the map that you want to explore and click repeatedly with the left hand mouse button without moving the mouse.
  • Moving the mouse cursor on the map with the left hand mouse button clicked in, will allow you to move the map up and down and left and right.
  • Click on the refresh button of your browser to return to the original map.

Interactive map of South Africa

View Larger Map

Tips for navigating the
above map.

  • Click anywhere on the map to clear the "view larger map" window
  • The button in the left-hand top corner allows you to select a larger version of the map.
  • The button in the left-hand bottom corner allows you to change from street map to satellite view and vice versa.
  • The plus/minus button in the right-hand bottom corner allows you to zoom in and out. You can zoom in to a detailed street map of any city or area that you select.
  • Alternatively, put the mouse cursor on any location on the map that you want to explore and click repeatedly with the left hand mouse button without moving the mouse.
  • Moving the mouse cursor on the map with the left hand mouse button clicked in, will allow you to move the map up and down and left and right.
  • Click on the refresh button of your browser to return to the original map.

How to use Google Maps

Watch this video clip and learn how to use Google Maps, it's so easy. You will be able to find places and routes anywhere in South Africa, taking you to as close as street level.

Map of South Africa showing the provinces and major cities.

Map of South Africa showing its provinces

Only one click to a fully interactive map of the province of your choice.

Only one click to a fully interactive map of the city of your choice.

Map showing the national highway system.

The map below gives an overview of the national highway network of our country, including major cities and towns. Click on it to enlarge and then click on it again to enlarge it even further.

Click on the map below to enlarge it and click to enlarge again.

Map showing highways in South Africa

Map of South Africa (from the Apartheid era)

Map of South Africa (from the apartheid era)

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