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 R980
1 night, 2 adults

Rocky Aloe Lodge

Sleeps 14 Krugersdorp Lodge in Krugersdorp

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

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...

Airport Lodge
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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 R660
1 night, 2 adults

Rosslie's Guesthouse

Sleeps 13 Lynnwood Ridge Guest House in Lynnwood Ridge

Rosslie’s is situated in one of Pretoria’s eastern suburbs, Lynnwood Ridge, close to both the N1 and...

Johannesburg At Dusk

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