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.

In and Around

Accommodation near Gauteng

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

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

African Sky Guest House

Sleeps 57 Krugersdorp Self-catering in Krugersdorp

There are 13 private en-suite rooms, can accommodate larger groups, also self-catering units availab...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Cherry Country Lodge

Sleeps 23 Kyalami Self-catering in Kyalami

Cherry Country Lodge currently offers self-catering, B and B and lodging units with their own entran...

from R950
1 night, 2 adults

44 on Livingstone Guest House

Sleeps 14 Linksfield Guest House in Linksfield

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

from R590
1 night, 2 adults

Sun-Ray Self-catering

Sleeps 8 Wierda Park Self-catering in Wierda Park

We have a spacious, clean and very comfortable flat offering the convenience of a home away from hom...

from R495
1 night, 2 adults

Life On 3rd

Sleeps 37 Melville Guest House in Melville

Life on 3rd is a trendy guesthouse conveniently situated in the cosmopolitan village of Melville in ...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Alex's Nest

Sleeps 7 Boksburg Bed and Breakfast in Boksburg

Alex's Nest is a warm, comfortable place where you are fed, can rest and grow physically and spiritu...

from R720
1 night, 2 adults

Willows Guest House

Sleeps 11 Die Wilgers Self-catering in Die Wilgers

This luxury guest house is beautifully decorated and is situated in a professionally landscaped gard...

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 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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