Directory of Towns in South and Southern Africa


Maanhaarrand

Province: North West Region: Bojanala Rustenburg
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Description:
The hamlet of Maanhaarrand is in an important archaeological area which takes its name, meaning 'maned ridge', from dikes of diabase rock which, thrusting up through the floor of the Magalies River valley, resemble the mane of a lion. The weathered boulders of the ridge provided material for the Stone Age artists and Iron Age village builders who once inhabited the region. Prehistoric rock engravings have been found in the area, as have, in big ash heaps among the ruins of villages, the remains of the humans, their pottery and the bones of the animals they had slaughtered for food. The outlines of many Iron Age villages can be clearly seen on aerial photographs of the valley.

Mabopane

Province: North West Region: Bojanala East
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Machadodorp

Province: Mpumalanga Region: Highlands Meander
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Maclear

Province: Eastern Cape Region: Friendly N6
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Madikwe

Province: North West Region: Central Region
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Mafeteng in Lesotho


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Mafikeng

Province: North West Region: Central Region
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The historic town of Mafikeng (place of boulders) was founded in the 1880s. It achieved fame for a number of reasons, including the 271-day siege during the South African War, and the founding of the boy scouts movement by Colonel Baden-Powell. Sol T Plaatjies wrote the famous Mafikeng Diary during the siege. Nowadays the city is a hub of enterprise, and functions as the provincial capital and seat of the North West Province Legislature. Tourist attractions: Bop Recording Studios (a state-of-the-art recording studio resort set in an idyllic tropical paradise, tours on request); Botsalano Game Reserve (it supports over 1,600 animals and some 180 bird species); Imperial Reserve (this building acted as administrative office of three successive governments); Kanon Kopje (a forts built on the southeast side of the Molopo River); Lotlamoreng Dam Cultural Reserve (this living museum portrays life in a traditional African village, and borders on a sanctuary for birds); Mafikeng Museum (a small display depicting the Siege of Mafikeng has been augmented to incorporate the history and culture of the area); the Town Hall, which houses the exhibits, was built in 1903); Mafikeng Game Reserve (the reserve has acacia bushveld and bountiful plains); Mega City (the North West's largest shopping mall); Warren's Well (built in 1885 by Royal Engineers, the preserved well is located left of the Bokone Road).

Magaliesburg

Province: Gauteng Region: Western Region
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Magoebaskloof

Province: Limpopo Province Region: Valley of the Olifants
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Mahalapye in Botswana


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Makhado (Louis Trichardt)

Province: Limpopo Province Region: Soutpansberg/ Limpopo Valley
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Makwassie

Province: North West Region: Southern Region
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Malealea in Lesotho


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Malelane

Province: Mpumalanga Region: Wild Frontier
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Malmesbury

Province: Western Cape Region: West Coast
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Maltahohe in Namibia

Region: Southern Region
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Manaba Beach

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Region: South Coast
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Mandini

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Region: Dolphin Coast
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Maputo in Mozambique


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Maputsoe in Lesotho


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Marble Hall

Province: Mpumalanga Region: Cultural Heartland
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Mareetsane

Province: North West Region: Bophirima
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Margate

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Region: South Coast
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Mariental in Namibia

Region: Southern Region
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Marikana

Province: North West Region: Bojanala Rustenburg
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Marken

Province: Limpopo Province Region: Bushveld
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Marquard

Province: Free State Region: Eastern Region
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Maseru in Lesotho


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Masindi in Uganda


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Masvingo in Zimbabwe


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Matjiesfontein

Province: Western Cape Region: Central Karoo
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Matroosberg

Province: Western Cape Region: Breede River Valley
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Maun in Botswana


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Mazeppa Bay

Province: Eastern Cape Region: Wild Coast
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Mbabane in Swaziland


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Mbala in Zambia


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Mbazwana

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Region: Zululand
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McGregor

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Western Cape Region: Breede River Valley
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Description:
This picture-perfect village has a wealth of fascinating, white-washed, thatched cottages and well-preserved Victorian houses. The village is the starting point of the famous Boesmanskloof Trail between McGregor and Greyton. The natural beauty of the area affords avid hikers and casual strollers ample opportunity to enjoy the countryside. Free from noise and air pollution, all the less energetic have to do is relax, revelling in the peace and tranquility of unspoilt nature.

Meer-en-See

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Region: Zululand
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Melk River

Province: Limpopo Province Region: Bushveld
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Melmoth

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Region: Zululand
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Memel

Province: Free State Region: Eastern Region
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Meyerton

Province: Gauteng Region: Southern Region
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Mhlambanyathi in Swaziland


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Middelburg (Eastern Cape)

Province: Eastern Cape Region: Karoo Heartland
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Middelburg (Mpumalanga)

Province: Mpumalanga Region: Cultural Heartland
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Midrand

Province: Gauteng Region: Eastern Region
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Milnerton

Province: Western Cape Region: Cape Metropole: Cape Town Central
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Mkuze

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Region: Zululand
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Mmabatho

Province: North West Region: Central Region
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Modimolle (Nylstroom)

Province: Limpopo Province Region: Bushveld
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Mogwase

Province: North West Region: Bojanala Rustenburg
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Mogwase is a rapidly developing town located close to Sun City. Tourist attractions include Sun City and Pilanesberg National Park.

Mohales Hoek in Lesotho


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Mokopane (Potgietersrus)

Province: Limpopo Province Region: Bushveld
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Molteno

Province: Eastern Cape Region: Friendly N6
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Mombasa in Kenya


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Montagu

Province: Western Cape Region: Breede River Valley
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Description:
Set in a fertile valley blessed with a typical Klein Karoo landscape, Montagu is famous for its healing, hot mineral springs, tractor and trailer rides to the summit of the Langeberg Mountains, muscadel wines, exquisite scenery, many well-preserved, historic buildings and its friendly people. It is an important fruit-growing and wine producing region.

Montrose

Province: Mpumalanga Region: Cacadu
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Mooi River

Province:
KwaZulu-Natal Region: Pietermaritzburg Midlands
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Mooinooi

Province: North West Region: Bojanala Rustenburg
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Moorreesburg

Province: Western Cape Region: West Coast
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Morgan's Bay

Province: Eastern Cape Region: Wild Coast
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Morija in Lesotho


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Mortimer

Province: Eastern Cape Region: Karoo Heartland
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Mossel Bay

Province: Western Cape Region: Garden Route
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Mothibistad

Province: North West Region: Bophirima
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Mount Edgecombe

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Region: Greater Durban
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Moyeni (Quthing) in Lesotho


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Mthatha

Province: Eastern Cape Region: Wild Coast
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Mtubatuba

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Region: Zululand
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Mtunzini

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Region: Zululand
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Mtwalume

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Region: South Coast
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Muden

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Region: Pietermaritzburg Midlands
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Muizenberg

Province: Western Cape Region: Cape Metropole: South Peninsula
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Muldersdrift

Province: Gauteng Region: Western Region
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Munnik

Province: Limpopo Province Region: Valley of the Olifants
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Munster

Province: KwaZulu-Natal Region: South Coast
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Musina (Messina)

Province: Limpopo Province Region: Soutpansberg/ Limpopo Valley
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Mutare in Zimbabwe


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Mzuzu in Malawi


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Date of entry: 1 September 1996
Last update:2012/10/25 at 08:57:52