List of populated places in South Africa

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A[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Aalwynsfontein Northern Cape
Aan de Doorns Western Cape
Aberdeen Eastern Cape
Aberfeldy Free State
Abbotsdale Western Cape
Acornhoek Mpumalanga
Adelaide Eastern Cape
Adendorp Eastern Cape
Addo Eastern Cape
Afguns Limpopo
Aggeneys Northern Cape
L'Agulhas or Agulhas Western Cape also see Cape Agulhas
Ahrens KwaZulu-Natal
Akasia Gauteng northwest of Pretoria
Albertinia Western Cape Garden route
Alberton Gauteng
Albertshoek North West
Alderley Eastern Cape
Aldinville KwaZulu-Natal
Alexander Bay Northern Cape
Alexandria Eastern Cape
Alexandra Gauteng Township north of Johannesburg
Alettasrus North West
Alice Eastern Cape Edikeni in Xhosa
Alicedale Eastern Cape
Aliwal North Eastern Cape
Allandale Free State
Allanridge Free State
Alldays Limpopo
Allep Free State
Alpha KwaZulu-Natal
Amalia North West
Amalienstein Western Cape Klein Karoo
Amanzimtoti KwaZulu-Natal
Amersfoort Mpumalanga
Amsterdam Mpumalanga
Anerley KwaZulu-Natal
Andriesvale Northern Cape
Arlington Free State
Arniston Western Cape
Ashton Western Cape
Askham Northern Cape
Atlantis Western Cape
Atteridgeville Gauteng
Augrabies Northern Cape
Aurora Western Cape

B[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Baardskeerdersbos Western Cape
Babelegi North West
Babanango KwaZulu-Natal
Badplaas Mpumalanga
Bailey Eastern Cape
Bakerville North West
Balfour Mpumalanga
Balfour Eastern Cape Amatola Region
Balgowan KwaZulu-Natal
Ballengeich KwaZulu-Natal
Ballito KwaZulu-Natal
Balmoral Mpumalanga
Baltimore Limpopo
Banana Beach KwaZulu-Natal
Bandelierkop Limpopo
Bandur Limpopo
Bank, Gauteng Gauteng
Bankkop Mpumalanga
Ba-Phalaborwa Limpopo also see Phalaborwa
Bapsfontein Gauteng
Barakke Eastern Cape
Barberspan North West is known as Leghadighadi, meaning 'Deep waterhole'
Barberton Mpumalanga
Barkly East Eastern Cape
Barkly West Northern Cape
Baroda Eastern Cape
Baroe Eastern Cape
Barrington Western Cape
Barrydale Western Cape
Bathurst Eastern Cape
Baviaan Western Cape
Bayala KwaZulu-Natal
Bazley KwaZulu-Natal
Beaufort West Western Cape
Beauty Limpopo
Bedford Eastern Cape
Beestekraal North West
Behulpsaam Eastern Cape
Beitbridge Limpopo
Bekker Northern Cape
Bela-Bela Limpopo (previously Warmbaths)
Belfast Mpumalanga
Bell Eastern Cape
Bellevue Eastern Cape
Bellville Western Cape now part of Cape Town
Belmont Northern Cape
Bendigo KwaZulu-Natal
Benoni Gauteng
Berbice Mpumalanga
Berea Western Cape
Bergplaas Western Cape
Bergrivier Western Cape
Bergville KwaZulu-Natal
Berlin Eastern Cape
Bermolli Northern Cape
Besters KwaZulu-Natal
Bethal Mpumalanga
Bethanie North West
Bethelsdorp Eastern Cape
Bethlehem Free State
Bethulie Free State
Bettiesdam Mpumalanga
Betty's Bay Western Cape
Bewley North West
Biesiesfontein Western Cape
Biesiespoort Northern Cape
Biesiesvlei North West
Biggarsberg KwaZulu-Natal
Bhisho Eastern Cape (previously Bisho; is Capital of Eastern Cape)
Bitterfontein Western Cape West Coast
Bityi| Eastern Cape
Bloemfontein Free State
Bloemhof North West
Boipatong Gauteng
Boksburg Gauteng
Bonnievale Western Cape
Bonza Bay Eastern Cape Part of East London
Bophelong Gauteng
Bosbokrand Mpumalanga Also known as Boksbokrand
Boshof Free State
Boston KwaZulu-Natal
Bothaville Free State
Botshabelo Free State
Brakpan Gauteng
Brandfort Free State
Braunschweig Eastern Cape
Bray North West
Bredasdorp Western Cape
Breyten Mpumalanga
Brits North West
Britstown Northern Cape
Broederstroom North West
Bronkhorstspruit Gauteng
Buffelsjagbaai Western Cape
Bultfontein Free State
Bulwer KwaZulu-Natal
Burgersdorp Eastern Cape
Boompie Alleen Free State
Butterworth Eastern Cape (now Gcuwa)

C[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Cala Eastern Cape
Caledon Western Cape
Calitzdorp Western Cape
Calvert KwaZulu-Natal
Calvinia Northern Cape
Cambria Eastern Cape
Campbell Northern Cape
Camperdown KwaZulu-Natal
Camps Bay Western Cape Part of Cape Town
Candover KwaZulu-Natal
Cannon Rocks Eastern Cape
Cape St. Francis Eastern Cape
Cape Town Western Cape
Cape Vidal KwaZulu-Natal
Carletonville Gauteng
Carlow Limpopo
Carlsonia North West
Carlton Northern Cape
Carnarvon Northern Cape
Carolina Mpumalanga
Catalina Bay KwaZulu-Natal
Carolusberg Northern Cape
Cathcart Eastern Cape
Cato Ridge KwaZulu-Natal
Cedarville KwaZulu-Natal
Centurion Gauteng
Ceres Western Cape
Chalumna Eastern Cape
Chantelle Gauteng
Charl Cilliers Mpumalanga
Charlestown KwaZulu-Natal
Chintsa Eastern Cape
Chrissiesmeer Mpumalanga
Christiana North West
Chuniespoort Limpopo
Churchaven Western Cape
Citrusdal Western Cape
Clansthal KwaZulu-Natal
Clanwilliam Western Cape
Claremont Western Cape
Clarens Free State
Clarkebury Eastern Cape
Clarkson Western Cape
Clermont KwaZulu-Natal
Clewer Mpumalanga
Clifford Eastern Cape
Clifton Western Cape Part of Cape Town
Clocolan Free State
Coalville Mpumalanga
Coega Eastern Cape
Concordia Northern Cape
Coffee Bay Eastern Cape
Cofimvaba Eastern Cape
Coghlan Eastern Cape
Colchester Eastern Cape
Coleford Eastern Cape
Colesberg Northern Cape
Colenso KwaZulu-Natal
Coligny North West
Colston Northern Cape
Commondale Mpumalanga
Constantia Western Cape Part of Cape Town
Copperton Northern Cape
Cornelia Free State
Cork Mpumalanga
Cookhouse Eastern Cape
Cradock Eastern Cape
Cullinan Gauteng

D[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Danielskuil Northern Cape
Dannhauser KwaZulu-Natal
Darling Western Cape
Darnall KwaZulu-Natal
Daveyton Gauteng
De Aar Northern Cape
Dealesville Free State
De Doorns Western Cape
De Kelders Western Cape
Delareyville North West
Delmas Mpumalanga
Delportshoop Northern Cape
Deneysville Free State
Derby North West
De Rust Western Cape
Despatch Eastern Cape
Devon Gauteng
Dewetsdorp Free State
Dibeng Northern Cape
Dingleton Northern Cape
Döhne Eastern Cape
Doonside KwaZulu-Natal
Doringbaai Western Cape
Dordrecht Eastern Cape
Douglas Northern Cape
Drummond KwaZulu-Natal
Duduza Gauteng
Duiwelskloof Limpopo renamed Modjadjiskloof
Dullstroom Mpumalanga
Dundee KwaZulu-Natal
Durban KwaZulu-Natal
Dutywa Eastern Cape
Dysselsdorp Western Cape

E[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Edenburg Free State
Edenvale Gauteng
Edenville Free State
Eendekuil Western Cape
East London Eastern Cape eMonti, sometimes referred to as Buffalo City
ekuPhakameni KwaZulu-Natal
Elandsbaai Western Cape
Elandslaagte KwaZulu-Natal
Elim Western Cape
Elgin Western Cape
Elliot Eastern Cape
Empangeni KwaZulu-Natal
Ermelo Mpumalanga
Eshowe KwaZulu-Natal
Estcourt KwaZulu-Natal
Evaton Gauteng
Excelsior Free State

F[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Fauresmith Free State
Ficksburg Free State
Fisherhaven Western Cape
Flagstaff Eastern Cape
Fort Beaufort Eastern Cape
Fouriesburg Free State
Frankfort Free State
Franklin KwaZulu-Natal
Franskraal Western Cape
Franschhoek Western Cape
Fraserburg Northern Cape

G[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Gansbaai Western Cape
Ganyesa North West
Ga-Rankuwa North West
Gcuwa Eastern Cape previously Butterworth
Genadendal Western Cape
George Western Cape
Germiston Gauteng
Giyani Limpopo
Glencoe KwaZulu-Natal
Gonubie Eastern Cape
Gouda Western Cape
Graaff-Reinet Eastern Cape
Graafwater Western Cape
Grabouw Western Cape
Grahamstown Eastern Cape
Graskop Mpumalanga
Gravelotte, Limpopo Limpopo
Greylingstad Mpumalanga
Greyton Western Cape
Greytown KwaZulu-Natal
Griekwastad Northern Cape formerly Griquatown
Groblersdal Limpopo
Groblershoop Northern Cape
Groot Marico North West

H[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Haenertsburg Limpopo
Hammanskraal Gauteng
Hankey Eastern Cape
Harrismith Free State
Hartbeespoort North West Province
Hattingspruit KwaZulu-Natal
Hazyview Mpumalanga
Hectorspruit Mpumalanga
Heidelberg Gauteng
Heidelberg Western Cape
Heilbron Free State
Henley on Klip Gauteng
Hennenman Free State
Hermanus Western Cape
Hertzogville Free State
Hibberdene KwaZulu-Natal
Hillcrest KwaZulu-Natal
Hilton KwaZulu-Natal
Himeville KwaZulu-Natal
Hluhluwe KwaZulu-Natal
Hobhouse Free State
Hoedspruit Limpopo
Hofmeyr Eastern Cape
Hoopstad Free State
Hopefield Western Cape
Hopetown Northern Cape
Howick KwaZulu-Natal
Humansdorp Eastern Cape

I[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Ifafa Beach KwaZulu-Natal
Illovo Beach KwaZulu-Natal
Impendle KwaZulu-Natal
Inanda KwaZulu-Natal
Ingwavuma KwaZulu-Natal
Irene Gauteng
Isando Gauteng
Isipingo KwaZulu-Natal
Ixopo KwaZulu-Natal

J[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Jansenville Eastern Cape
Jacobsdal Free State
Jagersfontein Free State
Jeffreys Bay Eastern Cape
Johannesburg Gauteng

K[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Kaapmuiden Mpumalanga
Karridene KwaZulu-Natal
Katlehong Gauteng
Kempton Park Gauteng
Kenton-on-Sea Eastern Cape
Kestell Free State
Keurboomstrand Western Cape
Kgotsong Free State
Khayelitsha Western Cape
Kimberley Northern Cape
Kingsburgh KwaZulu-Natal
King William's Town Eastern Cape
Kinross Mpumalanga
Kirkwood Eastern Cape
Klerksdorp North West Province
Kloof KwaZulu-Natal
Knysna Western Cape
Koffiefontein Free State
Kokstad KwaZulu-Natal
Komatipoort Mpumalanga
Koppies Free State
Kromdraai Gauteng
Kroonstad Free State
Kriel Mpumalanga
Krugersdorp Gauteng now part of Mogale City
KwaDukuza KwaZulu-Natal previously Stanger
KwaMashu KwaZulu-Natal
KwaMhlanga Mpumalanga
KwaThema Gauteng

L[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Ladybrand Free State
Lady Frere Eastern Cape
Lady Grey Eastern Cape
Ladysmith KwaZulu-Natal
Laingsburg Western Cape
La Lucia KwaZulu-Natal
La Mercy KwaZulu-Natal
Lambert's Bay Western Cape
Lenasia Gauteng
Lephalale Limpopo previously Ellisras
Lichtenburg North West
Lindley Free State
Lyttelton Gauteng
Loopspruit Mpumalanga
Louis Trichardt Limpopo Known as "Makhado" June 2003 - March 2007
Louwsburg KwaZulu-Natal Zulu name: Ngotshe
Luckhoff Free State
Lydenburg Mpumalanga

M[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Machadodorp Mpumalanga
Maclear Eastern Cape
Madadeni Eastern Cape
Mafikeng North West
Magabeni KwaZulu-Natal
Magaliesburg Gauteng
Mahlabatini KwaZulu-Natal
Makeleketla Free State Adjacent to Winburg
Malelane Mpumalanga
Mamelodi Gauteng
Mandini Eastern Cape
Marble Hall Limpopo
Margate KwaZulu-Natal
Marquard Free State
Matatiele Eastern Cape
Matjiesfontein Western Cape
Melmoth KwaZulu-Natal
Memel Free State
Merrivale KwaZulu-Natal
Meyerton Gauteng
Middelburg Eastern Cape
Middelburg Mpumalanga
Midrand Gauteng
Mkuze KwaZulu-Natal
Mmabatho North West Province
Modder River Northern Cape
Modimolle Limpopo (previously Nylstroom)
Mokopane Limpopo (previously Potgietersrus)
Molteno Eastern Cape
Mooirivier KwaZulu-Natal
Morgenzon Mpumalanga
Mount Edgecombe KwaZulu-Natal
Mount Fletcher Eastern Cape
Mossel Bay Western Cape
Mthatha Eastern Cape
Mtubatuba KwaZulu-Natal
Mtunzini KwaZulu-Natal
Muden Mpumalanga
Muldersdrift Gauteng
Musina Limpopo (previously Messina)

N[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Naboomspruit Limpopo new name Mookgophong
Nelspruit Mpumalanga new name Mbombela
Newcastle KwaZulu-Natal
New Germany KwaZulu-Natal
New Hanover KwaZulu-Natal
Engcobo Eastern Cape
Nieu-Bethesda Eastern Cape
Nigel Gauteng
Nongoma KwaZulu-Natal
Nottingham Road KwaZulu-Natal

O[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Odendaalsrus Free State
Ogies Mpumalanga
Ohrigstad Mpumalanga
Orania, Northern Cape Northern Cape
Oranjeville Free State
Orchards Gauteng
Orkney North West
Oudtshoorn Western Cape
Oyster Bay Eastern Cape

P[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Paarl Western Cape
Palm Beach KwaZulu-Natal
Park Rynie KwaZulu-Natal
Parys Free State
Patensie Eastern Cape
Paterson Eastern Cape
Paulpietersburg KwaZulu-Natal
Paul Roux Free State
Pennington KwaZulu-Natal
Perdekop Mpumalanga
Petrusburg Free State
Petrus Steyn Free State
Phalaborwa Limpopo
Philippolis Free State
Phuthaditjhaba Free State
Piet Retief Mpumalanga
Pietermaritzburg KwaZulu-Natal
Piketberg Western Cape
Pilgrim's Rest Mpumalanga
Pinetown KwaZulu-Natal
Plettenberg Bay Western Cape
Pniel Western Cape
Polokwane Limpopo previously Pietersburg
Pomeroy KwaZulu-Natal
Pongola KwaZulu-Natal
Port Alfred Eastern Cape
Port Edward KwaZulu-Natal
Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape
Port Shepstone KwaZulu-Natal
Port St. Johns Eastern Cape
Potchefstroom North West
Pretoria Gauteng
Prieska Northern Cape

Q[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Queensburgh KwaZulu-Natal
Queenstown Eastern Cape

R[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Ramsgate KwaZulu-Natal
Randburg Gauteng
Randfontein Gauteng
Ratanda Gauteng
Reddersburg Free State
Reitz Free State
Richards Bay KwaZulu-Natal
Richmond Northern Cape
Riebeek Kasteel Western Cape
Roodepoort Gauteng
Rooihuiskraal Gauteng
Rosendal Free State
Rouxville Free State
Rustenburg North West

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S[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Sabie Mpumalanga
Salt Rock KwaZulu-Natal
Sandton Gauteng
Sasolburg Free State
Schweizer-Reneke North West
Scottburgh KwaZulu-Natal
Sebokeng Gauteng
Secunda Mpumalanga
Senekal Free State
Sezela KwaZulu-Natal
Sharpeville Gauteng
Shawela Limpopo
Shelly Beach KwaZulu-Natal
Smithfield Free State
Somerset East Eastern Cape
Somerset West Western Cape
Soshanguve Gauteng
Southbroom KwaZulu-Natal
Soweto Gauteng
Springbok Northern Cape
Springfontein Free State
Springs Gauteng
Standerton Mpumalanga
Stilfontein North west
Stellenbosch Western Cape
Steynsburg Eastern Cape
Steynsrus Free State
St Francis Bay Eastern Cape
St Lucia KwaZulu-Natal
St Michael's-on-sea KwaZulu-Natal
Strand Western Cape
Strydenburg Northern Cape
Stutterheim Eastern Cape
Swartberg Western Cape
Swellendam Western Cape
Swinburne Free State

T[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Tarkastad Eastern Cape
Tembisa Gauteng
Thaba Nchu Free State
Thabazimbi Limpopo
Theunissen Free State
Thohoyandou Limpopo
Thokoza Gauteng
Tongaat KwaZulu-Natal
Trichardt Mpumalanga
Trompsburg Free State
Tsakane Gauteng
Tugela Ferry KwaZulu-Natal
Tulbagh Western Cape
Tweeling Free State
Tweespruit Free State

U[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Ubombo KwaZulu-Natal
Uitenhage Eastern Cape
Ulundi KwaZulu-Natal
Umbogintwini KwaZulu-Natal
Umdloti KwaZulu-Natal
Umgababa KwaZulu-Natal
Umhlanga Rocks KwaZulu-Natal
Umkomaas KwaZulu-Natal
Umlazi KwaZulu-Natal
Umtentweni KwaZulu-Natal
uMthatha Eastern Cape previously Umtata, once served as Capital of Transkei
Umzinto KwaZulu-Natal
Umzumbe KwaZulu-Natal
Underberg KwaZulu-Natal
Upington Northern Cape
Uniondale, Western Cape Western Cape
Utrecht KwaZulu-Natal
Uvongo KwaZulu-Natal

V[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Vaalbank Mpumalanga
Vaalwater Limpopo
Vanderbijlpark Gauteng
Van Reenen KwaZulu-Natal
Van Stadensrus Free State
Ventersburg Free State
Vereeniging Gauteng
Verkeerdevlei Free State
Verulam KwaZulu-Natal
Victoria West Northern Cape
Viljoenskroon Free State
Villiers Free State
Virginia KwaZulu-Natal
Vivo Limpopo
Volksrust Mpumalanga
Vosloorus Gauteng
Vrede Free State
Vredefort Free State
Vryburg North West
Vryheid KwaZulu-Natal

W[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Wakkerstroom Mpumalanga
Warden Free State
Warner Beach KwaZulu-Natal
Warrenton Northern Cape
Wartburg KwaZulu-Natal
Wasbank KwaZulu-Natal
Waterval Boven Mpumalanga
Waterval Onder Mpumalanga
Weenen KwaZulu-Natal
Welkom Free State
Wellington Western Cape
Wepener Free State
Wesselsbron Free State
Westonaria Gauteng
Westville KwaZulu-Natal
White River Mpumalanga
Whittlesea Eastern Cape
Wilderness Western Cape
Williston Northern Cape
Winburg Free State
Winkelspruit KwaZulu-Natal
Winterton KwaZulu-Natal
Witbank Mpumalanga
Wolmaransstad North West
Worcester Western Cape

Y[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
York KwaZulu-Natal

Z[edit]

Name Province Remarks/new name
Zastron Free State
Zeerust North West
Zwelitsha Eastern Cape