Gauteng Tourist Attractions, Gauteng

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Gauteng Attractions

Gauteng Attractions, South Africa
Gauteng Attractions, South Africa

Once you've booked your hotel or Gauteng accommodation explore our pages below for destination info, info on events, attractions and what to do in Gauteng.

Although it is the smallest of South Africa’s nine provinces, Gauteng (the Sotho word for "Place of Gold"), is the commercial and industrial powerhouse of the country and indeed of southern Africa. Gauteng is a cosmopolitan, multicultural mix of people from all walks of life, from all corners of the world. Gauteng's main attraction is big business, but there is so much more ... museums, galleries, historical battlefields. Gauteng is also an entertainment playground offering world-class restaurants, shebeens, shopping malls and music venues.

Gauteng Attractions and Destinations

Destinations / Regions of Gauteng

Johannesburg Metro

Where to Stay: Johannesburg Accommodation

Johannesburg is an African city of note. Johannesburg is characterised by contradiction and an apparent seamless combination of irreconcilable differences. The largest city in South Africa, Johannesburg is also the ... johannesburg metro information

Pretoria Metro

Where to Stay: Pretoria Accommodation

Known as the Jacaranda City for all the purple blossom-bedecked trees, which line its thoroughfares, Pretoria is a lovely, quiet city. It has a long, involved and fascinating history. Here you will find significant old ... pretoria metro information

Sandton

Where to Stay: Sandton Accommodation

Known as ‘Africa’s richest square mile’, Sandton has headed upward with a barrage of Manhattan-style skyscrapers that function as landmarks throughout Johannesburg, particularly Sandton City’s pyramid-style rooftop. Visit ... sandton information

Randburg

Where to Stay: Randburg Accommodation

Randburg is a large city in Gauteng, South Africa. Once a separate municipality, its municipal government has since become a part of the City of Johannesburg. Randburg has over 32 suburbs, most of them residential. It is ... randburg information

Midrand

Where to Stay: Midrand Accommodation

Midrand is relatively modern and has experienced a great deal of growth in the last decade. Many businesses have relocated to Midrand due to its proximity to excellent highway links and its location in the economic centre ... midrand information

Soweto

Where to Stay: Accommodation in Soweto

South of Johannesburg is Soweto, a city developed as a township for black people under the apartheid system. Most of the struggle against apartheid was fought in and from Soweto. The name Soweto is an acronym, made up - ... Soweto information

East Rand

Where to Stay: East Rand Accommodation

Gauteng’s East Rand has not always had top billing. For most who visit Gauteng, it pales by comparison with the hectic pace, glitz, glamour and nightlife of Jozi. But the little towns of Alberton, Benoni, Boksburg, Brakpan ... ... east rand information

West Rand

Where to Stay: West Rand Accommodation

Extending from Randfontein in the west to Roodepoort in the east and including the towns of Krugersdorp and Magaliesburg, the West Rand may belong to a separate municipality, but it still remains within the Greater ... west rand information

Magaliesberg

Where to Stay: Magaliesberg Accommodation

Stretching for over 120 kilometres and separating the highveld grasslands to the south from the bushveld savannah in the north, is the Magaliesberg, a stretch of mountains 100 times older than Everest, that extend from ... magaliesberg information

Southern Gauteng

Where to Stay: Southern Gauteng Accommodation

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 ... southern gauteng information

Northern Gauteng

Where to Stay: Northern Gauteng Accommodation

Northern Gauteng is a charming combination of the Tshwane Metro and the Metsweding region - a mix of pretty towns and rural communities, except for Pretoria - the administrative capital of the country. Northern Gauteng ... northern gauteng information

Dinokeng

Where to Stay: Gauteng Accommodation

Marketed as the place the world’s largest diamond was discovered because of its proximity to Cullinan, Dinokeng lies about 45 minutes’ north-east of Johannesburg, and a mere 14 minutes from Pretoria / Tshwane. Referring to ... dinokeng information

Gauteng Attractions and Destinations

"Must See" Attractions in Gauteng

Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind Site comprises a strip of a dozen dolomitic limestone caves containing the fossillised remains of ancient forms of animals, plants and most importantly, hominids. The dolomite in which the caves formed, started out as coral reefs growing in a worm shallow sea about 2.3 billion years ago ... more information

Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum is the story of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. Beginning in 1948, the white elected National Party government initiated a process which turned over 20 million people into 2nd class citizens, damning them to a life of servitude, humiliation and abuse. Their liberation in ... more information

Constitution Hill

Nowhere can the story of South Africa’s turbulent past and its extraordinary transition to democracy be told as it is at Constitution Hill. This national heritage site has witnessed a century of South Africa’s history. From rebellious British soldiers who fought with the Boers at the turn of the century, to the ... more information

Hector Pieterson Memorial

The Hector Pieterson Memorial and museum opened in Soweto in 2002, not far from the spot where 12 year-old Hector was shot on the 16 June 1976 during the Soweto uprising that today is a symbol of resistance to the brutality of the apartheid government. Soweto, a city developed as a township for black ... more information

Nelson Mandela Bridge

The largest cable-stayed bridge in South Africa, the 284 metre long Nelson Mandela Bridge, starts virtually at the end of Jan Smuts Avenue and links the Constitutional Hill precinct in Braamfontein to the Cultural precinct in Newtown, in the heart of the city’s inner city renewal project. The Nelson Mandela ... more information

Gold Reef City

At Gold Reef City you will find experiences that you would not find anywhere else - it's a combination of fun, fantasy, historical fact all in a safe environment with great parking facilities. The casino at Gold Reef City' is open 24 hours a day and offers an energetic atmosphere, highly trained staff and an abundance of ... more information

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

One of the great escapes of Johannesburg, the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden in Roodepoort, is almost 300 hectares of landscaped and natural veld that is a haven for birds and a popular picnic spot for Gautengers. Despite development that is threatening encroachment on this beautiful garden ... more information

Union Buildings

Designed by Sir Herbert Baker and completed in 1913. Considered by many to be the architect's greatest achievement & South Africa's architectural masterpiece. This was the setting for President Nelson Mandela's historic inauguration in 1994. The spacious, terraced gardens command fine views of the city ... more information

Freedom Park

The Freedom Park opened its doors in December 2007. It is a space where South Africans and visitors to the country can reflect on the past, and is an inspiration for the future. It is regarded as one of the most ambitious heritage projects the government has invested in; an attempt to encapsulate the ... more information

Gauteng Hiking Trails

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy hiking in Gauteng. Relax and unwind as you admire the wonderful game, mountains, waterfalls and indigenous vegetation. It is a pity however that this region does not offer that many hiking trails but the trails available are ... more information

Gauteng 4x4 Trails

Gauteng is the smallest province in South Africa. Gauteng is a large industrial hub but is also home to the beautiful Magaliesberg which is a popular holiday destination. There are very few 4x4 Trails in the Gauteng Province. Trail Operators in Pretoria will take you to discover wild and ... more information

Gauteng Attractions and Destinations

Featured Things To Do in Gauteng

Do it in Luxurious Style on the Blue Train

Where: Pretoria to Cape Town
How much (per person): On Request

We rush to meetings, far too often grab a meal on the run and very rarely take the time we need to relax. More than once in my life I have l ... more information

Take a guided tour of the SABC

Where: Auckland Park
How much (per person): R1 to R100

The SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) complex is a treasure trove of exciting places for visitors - both those visiting for the ... more information

Learn to Scuba Dive in Jozi

Where: Northcliff
How much (per person): On Request

Backward roll off the landlocked Gauteng province into a sea of diving vacation opportunities. South Africa's coast is abundant with rich se ... more information

On SA-Venues.com you'll find plenty of South Africa accommodation options. We've also listed nearby activities for any town or city in which you plan to stay. And the big bonus is that you deal directly with the venues - no fees involved. With eight world heritage sites, a multitude of game reserves and national parks, over 1350 ha of national botanical gardens, and exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture, South Africa offers the traveller a unique and inspiring experience. Enjoy your stay in Gauteng!
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