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Gauteng
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Gauteng - Place of Gold – is the economic powerhouse of Southern Africa. From the vibrant metropolis of Soweto, through dynamic Johannesburg, to the tree-lined diplomacy of Pretoria, Gauteng is a cosmopolitan, multicultural mix of people from all walks of life.

Gauteng inherits its cosmopolitan vitality from an often violent and turbulent past. Township tours and the many battlefields and gravesites scattered throughout the province bear witness to the challenges faced by the people.

The province is renowned for being South Africa's and, indeed Africa's, economic, financial, business and entertainment epi-centre. The smallest yet wealthiest province in South Africa - covering only 18 810 square kilometres - Gauteng is a unique fusion of democratic and traditional values.

 

Gauteng Highlights
bullet Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site - The Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai and Environs
bullet Gold Reef City - Gold Reef City theme park is situated only 8km from Johannesburg
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The Apartheid Museum - The Apartheid Museum sets out by means of blown-up photographs, artefacts, newspaper clippings, and film footage, to portray graphically the apartheid story.
bullet Orlando Towers Bungee - Orlando Towers is a world-leading vertical adventure center, offering bungee jumping between two cooling towers
bullet National Zoological Gardens - The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, is the largest zoo in the country and the only one with national status.





Alberton

Alberton is situated within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality 25 minutes drive from the OR Tambo International Airport and 10 km from Johannesburg. A variety of shopping centres,libraries, hospitals, the Newmarket Race Course and an abundance of sport facilities.


Bapsfontein

Bapsfontein is situated approximately 25km from Benoni. It is zoned as an Agricultural area, with a small urban town.


Benoni

The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality includes the city of Benoni. Known as the East Rand it is situated north-east and east of Johannesburg, close to the OR Tambo International Airport and with access to motorways.


Boksburg

The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality includes the city of Boksburg. Known as the East Rand it is situated north-east and east of Johannesburg, close to the OR Tambo International Airport and with access to motorways.


Brakpan

The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality includes the city of Brakpan. Known as the East Rand it is situated north-east and east of Johannesburg, close to the OR Tambo International Airport and with access to motorways.


Bronkhorstspruit

Bronkhorstspruit is about 40 minutes’ drive from Pretoria on the N4. The town is well known for the Bronkhorstspruit Dam which is a very popular weekend destination.


Carletonville

Carletonville is a gold-mining town in western Gauteng. It is one of the richest gold-producing areas in the world. At 3,749 m, Western Deep Levels is one of the world's deepest mines situated in the area.


Centurion

Centurion, part of Tswane Municipality, is situated north of Midrand along the N1 about 43km from the centre of Johannesburg, and about 16km from Pretoria with easy access to major highways and the OR Tambo Airport. There are many places of cultural and historical interest.


Cullinan

Cullinan lies just northeast of Tshwane (Pretoria) in the warm big-sky region of Dinokeng, source of the world’s biggest diamond and an area that sparkles with natural, cultural and historical attractions.


Delmas

Delmas is a small country town on the beautiful Mpumalanga Highveld situated in a peaceful area, surrounded by crops and friendly people where you can experience country life and country hospitality.


Edenvale

The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality includes the city of Edenvale. Known as the East Rand it is situated north-east and east of Johannesburg, close to the OR Tambo International Airport and with access to motorways.


Germiston

Germiston is part of The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and home of the worlds largest gold refinery. The City is also the home of more than 700 factories, some of them the biggest in the country.


Heidelberg (G)

Heidelberg is situated at the foot of the Suikerbosrand. In 1975 the Rembrandt Group opened the Transport Museum in the town.


Johannesburg

Johannesburg is a vibrant metropolis with 3.5 million inhabitants, the most powerful commercial centre in Africa, generates 16% of South Africa's GDP, employs 12% of the workforce, is the financial capital of South Africa and is home to 74% of Corporate Headquarters.


Kempton Park

Kempton Park is located north-east of Johannesburg and south of Pretoria. An airport was built on land next to the town, which became the main gateway into South Africa for air traffic - currently OR Tambo International Airport. It is part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.


Krugersdorp

Krugersdorp is the site of the December 1880 gathering at which more than 6 000 men vowed to fight for the Transvaal's independence.


Lanseria

Lanseria is located close to Johannesburg. From humble beginnings 30 years ago as a grass strip airfield to the highly sophisticated, international aviation gateway today, Lanseria has always played an important role in the aviation industry in South Africa.


Magaliesburg

Magaliesburg is situated on the border of Gauteng and North West, flanked by the Magaliesberg Mountain Range, a stunningly beautiful arena of coniferous forests, crisp streams and rolling hills.


Midrand

Home to large-scale industries such as textiles and motor vehicles, Midrand is a business venue.


Muldersdrift

Muldersdrift, north of Krugersdorp, is situated next to the N14 from Pretoria to Krugersdorp and forms part of the Crocodile Ramble because of its offering of restaurants, curio, crafts and art shops and country life.


Nigel

The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality includes the city of Nigel. Known as the East Rand it is situated north-east and east of Johannesburg, close to the OR Tambo International Airport and with access to motorways.


Pretoria

Pretoria, part of the Tshwane Metropolitan Area, is the capital city of South Africa and often referred to as the Jacaranda city, because of the 70 000 Jacaranda trees that line the streets. It is a beautiful city and also a city of contrasts that is vibrant and alive and fascinating.


Randburg

Randburg sits on the north western edge of Johannesburg offering a variety of accommodation options and easy access to motorways as well as Sandton. Of interest is the municipal art collection and a privately-owned vintage car museum on the banks of the Jukskei River.


Roodepoort

Roodepoort, is a sprawling residential area as well as gold-mining center in the West Rand of Gauteng in parts dominated by light industry and small businesses. It dates back to 1884 when gold was discovered in the area.


Sandton

Sandton is the Gauteng property of choice, a sophisticated, upmarket suburb featuring expensive shops, world-class hotels and Johannesburg`s most illustrious corporate adresses


Soweto

Soweto, the most widely-known township in the world, is massive, dusty, cosmopolitan - it is home to the people. With heritage sites, restaurants & shebeens aplenty, Soweto is well worth visiting.


Springs

Springs forms part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. Known as the East Rand it is situated north-east and east of Johannesburg, close to the OR Tambo International Airport and with access to motorways.


Vanderbijlpark

Vanderbijlpark is the town which forms Southern Gauteng's border along the Vaal River, was proclaimed in 1949.


Vereeniging

The Afrikaans word for 'uniting' aptly describes the self-sufficient town of Vereeniging.


Witkoppen & Fourways

Fourways, in the Witkoppen area of northern Sandton, is one of Johannesburg's most prestigious suburbs. It provides easy access to the N1 freeway, as well as excellent link up to OR Tambo International Airport.