Gauteng Travel Guide



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.

In and Around

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 R544
1 night, 2 adults

Aroma Africa Guest House

Sleeps 16 Kempton Park CBD Guest House in Kempton Park CBD

Aroma Africa Guest House is a 2 Star graded guest house located in the quiet suburb of Edleen in Kem...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Kuse khaya Guesthouse

Sleeps 12 Boksburg Guest House in Boksburg

We offer luxurious rooms, wireless internet and TV. Tea and coffee hospitality service, Continental ...

from R495
1 night, 2 adults

Life On 3rd

Sleeps 37 Melville Guest House in Melville

from R540
1 night, 2 adults

Blessed Toes Self-catering (cottage/chalet)

Sleeps 5 Alberton Self-catering in Alberton

Blessed Toes is situated in the upmarket area of Randhart, Alberton. We welcome all business custome...

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Touch of Africa Lodge

Sleeps 128 Lanseria Bed and Breakfast in Lanseria

Touch of Africa Lodge is located adjacent to Lanseria International Airport, making this the perfect...

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 R495
1 night, 2 adults

Towers Lodge

Sleeps 70 Boksburg Bed and Breakfast in Boksburg

Towers Lodge is a bed and breakfast situated in Elspark, in an upmarket suburb next to the N17 highw...

from R980
1 night, 2 adults

Rocky Aloe Lodge

Sleeps 10 Krugersdorp Lodge in Krugersdorp

Rocky Aloe Lodge is set in beautiful gardens, situated in Krugersdorp. This is an eco-friendly lodg...

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