Gold Reef City, Johannesburg

The Gold Reef City theme park, located in central Johannesburg, is built around an authentic 19th century gold mine, and brings together fascinating historical attractions with some of the most thrilling rides in the southern hemisphere. For a day of frenetic family fun, it cannot be beat. more

​Take a tour of Soweto

You haven't really experienced life in South Africa until you've visited a township, and Soweto, to the south-west of Johannesburg, is the largest of them all. This area is also famous for its role in the struggle against apartheid, and there are now many sites of historical significance. The easiest way to visit Soweto is on an official township tour, and you can make the trip as long or short as you like. more

The Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng

The Cradle of Humankind is one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa. Here, the landscape is dotted with subterranean limestone caves that have turned up a rich fossil record for human evolutionary studies, which lend credence to the 'Out of Africa' theory of where our ancestors came from.  more

District Six Eatery, Emmerentia, Johannesburg

Dining at the colourful District Six Eatery in the Johannesburg suburb of Emmarentia is not unlike eating at the kitchen table of a family home. Here you'll find spicy comfort food, brightly coloured decor and a carnival atmosphere that will make you long for the Cape, even if you've never been there. more

Dinokeng’s Responsible Tourism, Gauteng

Dinokeng is a destination that has it all. Just west of Pretoria, it has a large Big Five game reserve, it has authentic experiences in townships, rich birdlife, quaint villages like Cullinan and plenty of accommodation. Now it has another asset – its great feel-good factor thanks to its responsible tourism credentials. more

Yeoville, Johannesburg

Once the exciting heart of Johannesburg's nightlife, Yeoville today is a little frayed around the edges but remains exciting thanks to its cosmopolitan mix of African cultures where you can buy goods from all over Africa, and hear a Babel’s Tower of languages. more

Gilroy brewery

Gilroy is a microbrewery with a country pub/restaurant and beer garden attached in Muldersdrift, Gauteng. Presiding over the popular establishment is brew master, beer connoisseur and host par excellence, Ireland-born Liverpudlian Steve Gilroy. Sporting a bowtie, apron and pipe, the silver-haired raconteur is as unique as his award-winning lagers and ales. more

The Nizamiye Turkish Masjid, Midrand

The Nizamiye Turkish Masjid in Midrand has fast become a visitors’ attraction. With its awe-inspiring dome and soaring minarets, the mosque – the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere – is a sight to behold. Lose yourself in its richly ornamented spaces that speak of traditional Turkey. more

Renting a 4x4 in Gauteng

Renting a 4x4 in Gauteng is for those travellers who want to see South Africa when, where and how they choose. GPS systems make travelling easier and you’ll ride comfortably whether on tar, gravel or off-road. Desert or delta, mountains or meadows, your 4x4 will get you there safely and smoothly. more

Gauteng meetings

Gauteng's rich cultural heritage and fascinating political past offers meeting planners and conference organisers a host of unforgettable experiences - from exploring our human ancestry at the Cradle of Humankind to a township tour of Soweto. Here one can visit monuments to South Africa’s political past or a township shebeen. more

Bryanston Organic Market, Johannesburg

If you haven't visited Bryanston Organic Market, you’ve missed one of Johannesburg’s most attractive shopping destinations. Paved walkways lined with scores of red-roofed stalls sell everything from organic produce to classy handmade clothes, leather goods, arts, crafts, jewellery, health products and much more. more

The Soweto Derby

The Soweto Derby, as the games involving Soweto-based teams Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows are referred to, attracts huge crowds and speculation is always rife who will emerge victorious. Though the rivalry between the three clubs is fierce, there is always camaraderie between supporters that characterises these matches. more

Gauteng highlights

From funky jazz venues of Newtown, Soweto with its political history and the gold mining museum at Gold Reef City, to the Lion Park and the Cradle of Humankind where our human ancestry was discovered, Gauteng offers plenty of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. more

Melville, Johannesburg

Melville was once the vibrant and trendy centre of Johannesburg’s bohemian life. Although shifting populations and an economic downturn have dimmed its image somewhat, it still maintains a buzz with a busy student population, great restaurants and funky bars. It’s also home to the lovely Melville Koppies Nature Reserve. more

The Lion Park, Johannesburg

The Lion Park in Lanseria, just outside Johannesburg, is a must-see experiences. Celebrities from all over the world can’t be wrong. Here you’re guaranteed sightings of magnificent lions, but they’re not the only attraction. There’s also the giraffe feeding station, and a chance to play with cubs. more