Gauteng Monuments

The smallest of South Africa's 9 provinces, Gauteng is the commercial and industrial powerhouse of the country. Show on Map

Destinations in Gauteng

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Sharpeville Heritage Precinct

Where? Vanderbijlpark
Sharpeville is an informal settlement (or township) in Gauteng that has a massive relevance in the history and heritage of South Africa. This was the site of a tragic massacre on 21 March 1960, when 69 ...

Visit Smuts House Museum

Where? Irene
As the original home of General Jan Christian Smuts and his family, this museum is an important part of the South African heritage. Smuts, also known as Oubaas (‘old boss’ in Afrikaans), was a general (on the ...

Visit Liliesleaf in Rivonia

Where? Rivonia
Liliesleaf is an interactive and historical experience situated in the leafy suburb of Rivonia. The Liliesleaf farm was key to the political and military policies and strategies of the ANC during Apartheid. ...

See the Retief Obelisk

Where? Groenkloof
The Retief Obelisk designed by architects Meiring, Naudé, Lötter and Botha stands tall on the site of The Voortrekker Monument and Nature Reserve. Completed in 1941 this granite column represents the obelisk ...

Fort Schanskop

Where? Groenkoof
Fort Schanskop situated on a hillside of Pretoria was designed by Germans architects to protect Pretoria against possible attacks from the Johannesburg railway line and national road. The fort was the ...

Old Boksburg Post Office

Where? Boksburg
Old Boksburg post office, on Market Street in Boksburg, took nearly seven years to be constructed after its design was created by Sytze Wierda in 1898. In 1899 the postmasters building had been built and ...

Sharpeville Township and Memorial

Where? Vereeniging
Sharpville Township holds many sad memories and is home to the memorial at the human rights precinct. In 1960 during apartheid a large unarmed group headed to the police station with the intent of ...

Visit The Mandela House

Where? Soweto
The Mandela House is a museum exhibiting the research, presentation, preservation, legacy aadn of course the heritage of the Mandela family. Learn all about President Mandela’s journey in life, the ...

Fort Klapperkop

Where? Groenkloof
Situated in Groenkloof in Pretoria is the very majestic and magnificent Fort Klapperkop. Now restored to its original state, this fort is one of the best examples of the 19th century weaponry defenses in the ...

'Meet' Danie Theron

Where? Groenkoof
Danie Theron (1872 - 1900) was a hero of the Anglo-Boer War. A scouting chief, he was named by Lord Charles of the opposing British side as 'the hardest thorn in the flesh of British advance'. He now takes a ...

Visit the Voortekker Monument

Where? Groenkloof
The impressive Voortrekker Monument is monumental in size and monumental in meaning. One of South Africa's top ten cultural sites of history; this is the most visited venue of its nature in Gauteng. Seated on ...

The Old Boksburg Law Court

Where? Boksburg
The town of Boksburg was established in 1887 to service all the people working in the nearby gold mines. Named after the State Secretary at the time, Boksburg grew to become a fully functional town, with ...

Visit Freedom Park

Where? Pretoria
Take a tour of Freedom Park (Tours take between one and a half to two hours, depending on the number of visitors). Freedom Park stands as a monument to democracy, which was founded on the values of human ...

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