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 R750
1 night, 2 adults

Edward House

Sleeps 8 Waterkloof Guest House in Waterkloof

The guest house, an example of the Edwardian style of architecture in South Africa overlooks the Pre...

from R680
1 night, 2 adults

Villa d' AnRe

Sleeps 11 Muckleneuk Guest House, Muckleneuk Self-catering in Muckleneuk

Villa d' AnRe is a cosy bed and breakfast guest house, situated in the old quiet suburb or Muckleneu...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

186 @ Ridge

Sleeps 3 Muckleneuk Self-catering in Muckleneuk

Self-catering garden apartment located on the outskirts of the stately old suburb of Muckleneuk, wit...

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Plaaskombuis Country Estate

Sleeps 64 Meyerton Guest House in Meyerton

Plaaskombuis Country Estate is a beautifully appointed country retreat situated in the peaceful surr...

Oxnead Guest House
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from R580
1 night, 2 adults

Oxnead Guest House

Sleeps 14 Moreleta Park Guest House in Moreleta Park

This beautiful establishment with its Cape Georgian style is one of the first guesthouses establishe...

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 R700
1 night, 2 adults

Norfolk Pine Guest House

Sleeps 36 Centurion Bed and Breakfast in Centurion

Norfolk Pine Guest House is located on the beautiful Mnandi plots in Centurion; we are not in town a...

from R850
1 night, 2 adults

East View Guest House

Sleeps 12 Arcadia Guest House in Arcadia

The Blignaut family welcomes you to affordable, comfortable and friendly accommodation with a cosy a...

from R535
1 night, 2 adults

Touch of Class Guest House

Sleeps 27 Baileys Muckleneuk Guest House in Baileys Muckleneuk

We offer four bedrooms with either twin beds or a queen-sized bed, as well as a self-catering cottag...

Johannesburg At Dusk

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