The Southern Gauteng Region, Gauteng

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.

Did you know? Situated close to Johannesburg, one of South Africa's most densely populated areas, the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve in Southern Gauteng plays an important role in outdoor recreation, environmental education and resource management.

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.

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Destinations in the Southern Gauteng Region


Overnight? Heidelberg accommodation
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 Langlaagte, is ...


Overnight? Henley-on-Klip accommodation
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 peaceful atmosphe...


Overnight? Meyerton accommodation
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 just nor...


Overnight? Sasolburg accommodation
Situated on the southern banks of the Vaal river, Sasolburg forms part of the Vaal Triangle (Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging and Sasolburg). Sasolburg is a sizeable town, measuring just less than 80 square kilometres in area, that is situated in the South...

Vaal Dam

Overnight? Vaal Dam accommodation
There are not many dams that can claim to be as big as Luxembourg, yet the Vaal Dam, which is also the country's largest dam by area – the Gariep Dam has the largest storage capacity – does just that. Suffice to say that Vaal Dam is big. Did you know? ...

Vaal Marina

Overnight? Vaal Marina accommodation
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 the country and t...


Overnight? Vanderbijlpark accommodation
Vanderbijlpark is one of the industrial centres of Gauteng, just south of the urban metropolis of Johannesburg. Unlike many of its gold-mining neighbours in the Vaal Triangle (which include Vereeniging, Meyerton and Sasolburg), though, this area was estab...


Overnight? Vereeniging accommodation
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, area bounded by Vere...


Overnight? Walkerville accommodation
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 of peaceful ru...

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