Gauteng Travel Guide

 

Description

If money makes the world go round, Gauteng is one of its major axes. Meaning 'the place where the gold is' Gauteng is the economic powerhouse of Africa. It is South Africa's smallest, wealthiest and most frenetic province. Everything moves fast - cars zoom down the highways, people walk fast through the malls and offices, and new buildings spring up on the drab brown Highveld like so many glass and chrome mushrooms. The whole place buzzes with the energy of making money and spending money. Johannesburg and Gauteng are virtually synonymous but there's more to this province than the hectic Jozi. Pretoria is a laid back city with some lovely old buildings and a wealth of cultural attractions. The restored mining village of Cullinan is worth a visit for its lovely old buildings as well a mine tour and the opportunity to buy diamonds on site.

There are a number of small nature reserves where you could go for walk, or even a horse ride, and see some game. You could go hot air ballooning, paragliding or skydiving. Or take a flip in a vintage plane. A tour of the Cradle of Humankind, which is a world heritage site, offers a new way of looking at human history and prehistory.

Being such a small province, Gauteng is virtually a hub, with easy access to attractions in neighbouring provinces, most notably the Free State and North West Province.

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Accommodation near Gauteng

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R1,008
1 night, 2 adults

Glenburn Lodge

Sleeps 114 Muldersdrift Hotel in Muldersdrift

Glenburn Lodge offers a total of 100 bedrooms made up of 13 Chalets consisting between 2 & 3 bedroom...

from R4,188
1 night, 2 adults

Michelangelo Hotel

Sleeps 27 Sandton Boutique Hotel in Sandton

The splendour of the hotel's renaissance architecture in the heart of Sandton's business and leisure...

Stillpoint Country Manor
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from R1,750
1 night, 2 adults

Stillpoint Country Manor

Sleeps 40 Chartwell Boutique Hotel in Chartwell

This intimate owner-run boutique hotel lies in the serene country setting of Chartwell. A mere 15 m...

from R968
1 night, 2 adults

Afrique Boutique Hotel

Sleeps 48 Boksburg Hotel in Boksburg

Luxury 4-Star Boutique Hotel, situated approximately 7 km's from the OR Tambo International Airport....

from R2,690
1 night, 2 adults

Castello di Monte

Sleeps 18 Waterkloof Ridge Guest House in Waterkloof Ridge

The Tuscan-style estate portrays pure luxury and elegance and offers spectacular views of the hills ...

from R650
1 night, 2 adults

Pumulani Lodge

Sleeps 38 Kameeldrift East Guest House in Kameeldrift East

A "place of rest" is exactly what Pumulani has come to be for all the many visitors entering through...

from R2,600
1 night, 2 adults

The Peech Hotel

Sleeps 32 Melrose Boutique Hotel in Melrose

The Peech Hotel is Joburg’s ‘chic’ boutique hotel. It offers sixteen bedrooms and suites, a Bistro r...

Ciara Lodge
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from R450
1 night, 2 adults

Ciara Lodge

Sleeps 31 Rietfontein Self-catering in Rietfontein

Our comfortable and stylish cottages are value for money, located in a tranquil suburb of Pretoria. ...

from R610
1 night, 2 adults

Lapalosa Lodge

Sleeps 39 Centurion Lodge in Centurion

Lapalosa Lodge is a luxurious 4 Star graded haven of tranquility, situated on a tree-rich small hold...

from R650
1 night, 2 adults

African Moon Corporate House

Sleeps 54 Kempton Park Guest House in Kempton Park

African Moon Corporate Guest House offers exceptional 4 Star accommodation only ten minutes' drive f...

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