South Africa - Top 100+ Cities by Population

Population data by city is the population of the city itself, not the metro area. Data is as of 2011 estimates.

Rank CityCountryPopulation
1. Cape Town South Africa 3,433,441
2. Durban South Africa 3,120,282
3. Johannesburg South Africa 2,026,469
4. Soweto South Africa 1,695,047
5. Pretoria South Africa 1,619,438
6. Port Elizabeth South Africa 967,677
7. Pietermaritzburg South Africa 750,845
8. Benoni South Africa 605,344
9. Tembisa South Africa 511,655
10. East London South Africa 478,676
11. Vereeniging South Africa 474,681
12. Bloemfontein South Africa 463,064
13. Boksburg South Africa 445,168
14. Welkom South Africa 431,944
15. Newcastle South Africa 404,838
16. Krugersdorp South Africa 378,821
17. Botshabelo South Africa 309,714
18. Brakpan South Africa 305,692
19. Witbank South Africa 262,491
20. Richards Bay South Africa 252,968
21. Vanderbijlpark South Africa 246,754
22. Centurion South Africa 233,386
23. Uitenhage South Africa 228,912
24. Roodepoort South Africa 225,000
25. Noorder-Paarl South Africa 187,865
26. Springs South Africa 186,394
27. Carletonville South Africa 182,304
28. Klerksdorp South Africa 178,921
29. George South Africa 174,582
30. Midrand South Africa 173,009
31. Westonaria South Africa 156,831
32. Middelburg South Africa 154,706
33. Vryheid South Africa 150,012
34. Orkney South Africa 145,801
35. Kimberley South Africa 142,089
36. eMbalenhle South Africa 141,741
37. Nigel South Africa 140,644
38. Mpumalanga South Africa 140,121
39. Bhisho South Africa 137,287
40. Randfontein South Africa 133,654
41. Worcester South Africa 127,597
42. Rustenburg South Africa 124,064
43. Polokwane South Africa 123,749
44. Potchefstroom South Africa 123,669
45. Virginia South Africa 122,502
46. Brits South Africa 122,497
47. Nelspruit South Africa 110,159
48. Phalaborwa South Africa 109,468
49. Queenstown South Africa 105,309
50. Kroonstad South Africa 103,992
51. Bethal South Africa 101,919
52. Mokopane South Africa 101,090
53. Mabopane South Africa 97,417
54. Kutloanong South Africa 95,008
55. Stellenbosch South Africa 94,263
56. Stilfontein South Africa 93,110
57. Delmas South Africa 92,046
58. Grahamstown South Africa 91,548
59. Warmbaths South Africa 90,210
60. Louis Trichardt South Africa 86,854
61. Dundee South Africa 84,413
62. Piet Retief South Africa 84,349
63. Phuthaditjhaba South Africa 84,258
64. Bethlehem South Africa 83,654
65. Umtata South Africa 78,663
66. Sasolburg South Africa 77,016
67. Mmabatho South Africa 76,754
68. Oudtshoorn South Africa 76,708
69. Standerton South Africa 74,021
70. Bothaville South Africa 71,934
71. Upington South Africa 71,373
72. Parys South Africa 71,319
73. Schweizer-Reneke South Africa 70,214
74. Ga-Rankuwa South Africa 68,767
75. Saldanha South Africa 68,284
76. Barberton South Africa 67,927
77. Lichtenburg South Africa 65,863
78. Heidelberg South Africa 64,199
79. Knysna South Africa 63,106
80. Graaff-Reinet South Africa 62,896
81. Fochville South Africa 62,416
82. Atlantis South Africa 60,266
83. Stanger South Africa 59,899
84. Fort Beaufort South Africa 58,419
85. Heilbron South Africa 55,196
86. Viljoenskroon South Africa 54,955
87. Port Shepstone South Africa 52,793
88. Vryburg South Africa 49,588
89. Wolmaransstad South Africa 49,366
90. eSikhawini South Africa 49,265
91. Balfour South Africa 46,008
92. Mondlo South Africa 44,922
93. Beaufort West South Africa 44,737
94. Aliwal North South Africa 44,436
95. Thohoyandou South Africa 44,046
96. Volksrust South Africa 43,378
97. Wesselsbron South Africa 42,552
98. Ceres South Africa 41,596
99. Ermelo South Africa 41,124
100. Senekal South Africa 39,584

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