Gauteng Tourist AttractionsThe Southern Gauteng Region
The Southern Gauteng region of Gauteng includes the towns Walkerville, Meyerton, Heidelberg, the steel producing towns of Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark and all their surrounding areas.
The Vaal River is the province's main water source and water sports playground and dominates the region. The Loch Vaal reservoir, built in 1922, is a water system that provides Southern Gauteng over a billion litres daily.
Rural Southern Gauteng is dominated by the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve situated just to the West of Heidelberg. Suikerbosrand is an area of unspoilt highveld that covers some 13000 hectares. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife and includes 65 kilometres of roads.
There are more than 80 kilometres of hiking trails that are all well marked and the visitors’ centre includes an auditorium where regular talks and seminars are held.
Popular Towns in the Southern Gauteng Region, Gauteng
Overnight? Accommodation in Heidelberg
The town of Heidelberg, of the same name as the town in Germany, lies just off the N3 highway roughly 50 kilometres outside of Johannesburg at the foot of the Suikerbosrand. What began as a trading store built on a farm out here called...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Henley-on-Klip
Henley-On-Klip made it onto the map of South Africa when Oprah Winfrey opened her Leadership Academy for girls there, with promises of spending a good deal of her retirement in the town. Otherwise the little village, renowned for its...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Meyerton
Essentially a rural area, Meyerton is a little town that lies south of Johannesburg falling into an area known as the Vaal Triangle - a roughly triangular locale bounded by Vereeniging, Vanderbijlpark and Sasolburg - although Meyerton, which lies...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Sasolburg
Sasolburg is a sizeable town, measuring just less than 80 square kilometres in area, that is situated in the South African province of the Free State. It is perched along the banks of the mighty Vaal River and is close to the Vaal Dam, where...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Vanderbijlpark
Whilst several of the towns in the Vaal triangle, which include Vereeniging, Meyerton and Sasolburg, emerged as a direct result of the discovery of gold in the region, Vanderbijlpark was established as a city for ISCOR’s employees - the major...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Vaal Marina
Exactly as its name suggests, Vaal Marina is a marina on the Vaal Dam due south of Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve outside of Johannesburg. The properties here are sought after waterfront homes with views over the dam, one of the largest in...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Vereeniging
Lying on the banks of the northern loop of the Vaal River, Vereeniging (literally ‘uniting’ in Afrikaans) falls within an area known as the Vaal Triangle about 60 kilometres from Johannesburg - a roughly triangular, essentially rural...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Walkerville
Walkerville, which lies just south of Johannesburg, closest neighbour to the little town of Kliprivier, is one of several worldwide, there are also Walkervilles in Australia and America, but the one in South Africa offers a distinct flavour...
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