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 R450
1 night, 2 adults

Emerald Guest House - Kempton Park

Sleeps 124 Kempton Park Guest House in Kempton Park

Budget accommodation available only 5 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport. Free airport shut...

from R950
1 night, 2 adults

44 on Livingstone Guest House

Sleeps 34 Linksfield Guest House in Linksfield

Location 44 on Livingston is a newly renovated luxurious guesthouse. This brand new guesthouse is we...

24 ON VREY Boutique Hotel
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from R600
1 night, 2 adults

24 ON VREY Boutique Hotel

Sleeps 54 Boksburg Guest House, Boksburg Hotel in Boksburg

This hotel with its rustic brick interior and exterior is located in the leafy tranquil suburb of Be...

from R850
1 night, 2 adults

Waterhouse Guest Lodge - Indus Street

Sleeps 35 Waterkloof Ridge Self-catering in Waterkloof Ridge

Experience the art-of-living combining modern luxuries and comforts with an artistic flair. Situate...

from R450
1 night, 2 adults

Guesthouse On Republic

Sleeps 7 Blairgowrie Guest House in Blairgowrie

Guest House on Republic offers modern overnight accommodation ideal for business travellers and coup...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Lotus Blossom Accommodation

Sleeps 15 Irene Self-catering in Irene

Lotus Blossom is a 3 Star graded and AA Recommended bed and breakfast and self-catering establishmen...

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

BM Gardens Apartment Hotel

Sleeps 47 Meadowbrook Self-catering in Meadowbrook

BM Gardens provides modern, secure and unique accommodation for the executive comprising a spacious ...

from R720
1 night, 2 adults

The Rabbit Hole Hotel

Sleeps 31 Krugersdorp Hotel in Krugersdorp

The Rabbit Hole Guest House & Restaurant has 17 unique and artistically styled en-suite rooms. MCCI ...

from R440
1 night, 2 adults

Coral Tree House

Sleeps 14 Wonderboom Guest House in Wonderboom

Old-fashioned hospitality, a sense of style and excellence, superb quality accommodation, and delici...

Sunward Park Guesthouse & Conference Centre
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from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Sunward Park Guesthouse & Conference Centre

Sleeps 42 Boksburg Guest House in Boksburg

Sunward Park Guesthouse is an absolute gem in Boksburg. Make this your place of choice to stay.

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