Cape Town, at the foot of iconic Table Mountain, is a cosmopolitan city with beautiful natural surrounds.
The city's "golden mile", a four kilometre stretch of beaches, restaurants and promenades, holds pride of place in culturally varied Durban.
The city is a financial juggernaut on the African continent. Pulsating with energy and drive, Johannesburg is a hub of culture and excitement.
Mangaung/Bloemfontein's open spaces reflect the openness of its people - friendly, warm and quietly dignified.
Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth has a 40 kilometre stretch of immaculate beaches in a protected bay.
Surrounded by some of the country's most spectacular game reserves and the famous Kruger National Park, Nelspruit offers more than just a world-class football stadium. Nelspruit is the capital of Mpumalanga Province.
Polokwane is often described as a vibrant, busy and colourful wonderland in a sea of grasslands, surrounded by scenic mountains.
In the heart of the savannah bushveld is the city of Rustenburg, brimming with natural beauty at the foot of the Magaliesburg Mountains.
Tshwane/Pretoria's rich and colourful heritage makes the city come alive with a unique blend of new and old.
Venue for today's showdown between Bafana Bafana and France, Bloemfontein is famed as the home of South Africa's most fanatical football followers.
Freshlyground shared their views on music in South Africa, the 2010 FIFA World Cup and their picks for the tournament with FIFA.com.