Attractions, Places of Interest & Popular Destinations

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.

Did you know? Chronicling South Africa’s rise to political freedom, are the Apartheid Museum and the Constitutional Hill Complex which is home to the constitutional court which upholds South Africa’s new democracy.

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 is the country’s busiest province by far – it seems that no one rests in Gauteng, and the culture is one of urban indulgence and a work hard, play hard mentality. In Johannesburg the nightlife is excellent, with many of the countries hottest bars, restaurants and clubs located here. It is also a shopping haven, with malls offering international designer wares alongside locally produced fashions – an ideal destination to pick up some proudly South African haute couture.

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Destinations / Regions of Gauteng

Johannesburg

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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 wealthiest and, without doubt,...

Pretoria

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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 buildings and fascinating ...

Soweto

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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 - in apartheid days - from ...

Midrand

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Midrand is a located in the Johannesburg metropolis in Gauteng, South Africa. The name Halfway House is suitable as it is half way between The Rand and Pretoria. Did you know? Once you've booked your hotel or accommodation in Johannesburg, ex...

Randburg

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Randburg is a large city in Gauteng. 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 an upmarket area filled with many fami...

Sandton

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Millions of South African safaris, shopping sprees, and beach holidays start in the epicentre of Johannesburg, where many of the most glamorous hotels in Sandton and other areas can be found. Did you know? In the square of a huge shopping mal...

East Rand

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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. Did you know? Once you've booked your hotel or Johannesburg accommodation, expl...

West Rand

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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 Johannesburg metropolitan area...

Magaliesberg

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The Magaliesberg mountains are of the oldest in the world. They extend across Gauteng and the North West provinces west and north from Pretoria to just south of the Pilanesberg, and east of Pretoria to the Bronkhorstspruit Dam. Did you know? ...

Southern Gauteng

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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 Sou...

Northern Gauteng

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Gauteng has no official regions, but for simplicity’s sake is often divided into northern and southern Gauteng, which roughly corresponds to dividing the province up around the two major cities - Johannesburg to the south and Pretoria to the nor...

Dinokeng

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Just north-east of urban Joburg and Tshwane lies the vibrant and warm, big-sky region of Dinokeng, where the world's largest diamond was discovered. Today the area is sparkling with natural, cultural and historical attractions. Marketed as the p...

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