Top 10: Fun experiences in Gauteng

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1 Soweto

Enjoy a day trip into Soweto, South Africa’s most famous township – eat local food, drink home-made beer and get to know the who’s who along Vilakazi Street (home to not one but TWO Nobel Peace Prize Winners). more

2 Gold Reef City

Take to the fun-fair rides at Gold Reef City in the south of Johannesburg and if that’s too high-risk for you, drop in at the Casino for a good meal, an entertaining show and a flurry on the slots. more

3 Village Life

Visit one of Joburg’s ‘villages’ – enclaves where the young, arty, trendy and hip hang Parkhurst, Norwood, Greenside or Parktown North; all come with a bewildering choice of restaurants, galleries and shops. more

4 The Oriental Plaza

Discover this authentic bazaar where you can bargain-hunt for anything and everything from clothes and textiles to souvenirs and fine spices.

5 Newtown Night Vibes

For a big night on the town enjoy the bars, jazz lounges and nightclubs of Newtown – where revellers party on into the wee hours of the morning. more

6 Montecasino magic

The Tuscan-styled Montecasino entertainment complex in Fourways offers excellent entertainment: there’s live theatre, a cooking school, a wide range of shops and restaurants and gambling galore. more

7 Nan Hua Buddhist Temple

Find a piece of Taiwan in the middle of Gauteng’s farmland community. This incredible complex offers up impressive architecture, beautiful gardens and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

8 Pretoria National Zoological Gardens

The ‘Pretoria Zoo’ is considered the best in the country and offers up a fun (and informative outing ) for those who love animals and the great outdoors. more

9 Sport Rules!

On any weekend there is either a rugby, cricket or soccer match on in a Johannesburg or Pretoria stadium; great opportunity to observe local sports culture in action! more

10 Rhino and Lion Park

Visit the Rhino and Lion Park near the Cradle of Humankind – see the famous white lions of Timbavati and take the opportunity to stroke baby lion and tiger cubs.