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Maps of South Africa

The country and its provinces, regions, cities and suburbs. Tourist accommodation and recreation venues. Get the big picture then zoom in and get the more detailed picture with a range of interactive map websites.

Many of them allow you to zoom in to street level and then print out the map to help you find your way once you're on the road. Others provide links to hotels and guesthouses in the area you're planning to visit to help you arrange your holiday accommodation.

If you're a resident, you can also use them to search for businesses close to your home.

Yes, we know about Google Maps! But did you know there's also

SA-Venues.com South Africa Maps
Regional maps, street maps, maps of tourist attractions, game reserves, golf courses and more.

Map Studio provides online interactive maps as well as maps for purchase, including street guides, street maps, wall maps, pocket mapsm, road maps, speciality atlases and books, road atlases, educational products, and globetrotter guides.

EasyMap
EasyInfo's interactive map includes street search and city/town search facilities, and also covers neighbouring countries.

South African Explorer
Interactive destination guide and map of tourist, accommodation and recreational activities in South Africa.

InfoSight.com
A useful guide if you plan to drive. Free registration gives you access to a handy map- based route planner. Search for a restaurant or make a guesthouse booking online.

Southern Africa Places
Uses Google Maps to build tailored maps of South Africa. Interactive map to help you find accommodation, plus maps guiding visitors to wildlife places.

Routes Travel Info Portal
Detailed provincial maps showing the main routes through the country. Route planners as well as lists of places and accommodation.

Statistics South Africa Geography Website
Geography statistically speaking. Features a range of mapping information, imagery and interactivity relating to population and other statistics.

Environmental Affairs: Maps and Mapping
The Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism offers a range of national and provincial maps of South Africa for print or download. These include maps of the country's topography, biomes, catchment areas and more in various sizes and formats.

South African Geographical Names System
Offers an interactive macro-to-micro map showing official place names, metropolitan boundaries, national and main roads, dams and rivers. Includes a place-name and co- ordinates search facility.

Planet GIS
Municipal boundaries, layered place maps, roads. Order a DVD with images from NASA's Landsat 7 Satellite coverage.

University of Texas at Austin
An online collection of political, physical, historical and thematic maps of South Africa in pdf and image format, mostly produced by the US's Central Intelligence Agency.

SAinfo reporter

Updated: 10 May 2012

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