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Gauteng

You are only moments away

GGauteng is an urban playground – think large shopping malls, bars, hotels, casinos and a vibrant cultural and entertainment scene. It is South Africa’s economic powerhouse, and is fast-paced, high-tech and ever changing.

Gauteng is the smallest of South Africa’s nine provinces, but also the most densely populated and the fastest growing – not too surprising, really, as Gauteng means ‘place of gold’ (gold has been intertwined with the province’s history ever since its discovery in the Johannesburg area in 1886).

It is a province of contrasts – old and new, contemporary and traditional, dense cities and wide-open grasslands, all co-existing.

Although dominated by urban areas, there are a number of great natural attractions, like the Dinokeng Game Reserve, Gauteng’s only Big Five nature reserve; the Pretoria National Botanical Garden; and the Magaliesberg mountains.

 

GGauteng is also home to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, which contains some of the most important palaeoanthropological sites in the world. Here, scientists have discovered important fossils that tell us much about the predecessors of modern humans.

Most of Gauteng is on the Highveld, a high-altitude grassland; its spectacular Highveld thunderstorms are legendary.

There’s plenty for you to do in Gauteng, whether you favour a night on the town, a game drive or some great shopping. Immerse yourself in Gauteng’s cultural scene – there are museums, galleries, theatres, historical sites, cultural hubs and a number of music festivals.

Gauteng boasts a world-class infrastructure and a large range of accommodation, from the ultra-luxurious to budget options.

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Gauteng
AUD 5825

Vic Falls, Cape Town & Kruger Super Deal

Gauteng
AUD 5825
Vic Falls, Cape Town & Kruger Super Deal

Tick some exciting adventures off your bucket list as you combine three of Southern Africa’s most iconic destinations.

Gauteng
AUD 6795

Wandering South Africa

Gauteng
AUD 6795
Wandering South Africa

Explore the best of South Africa, from Johannesburg to Cape Town via the East Coast. This fantastic tour includes deluxe accommodation with breakfast daily, as well as some meals.

Gauteng
AUD 4225

Spectacular South Africa

Gauteng
AUD 4225
Spectacular South Africa

Take in all the best that South Africa has to offer. Enjoy Big 5 game viewing in Kruger National Park, African heritage in Swaziland and Zululand, coastlines of Durban and the spectacular Cape Town

Gauteng
AUD 5749

South Africa Self Drive Itinerary

Gauteng
AUD 5749
South Africa Self Drive Itinerary

South Africa is one of the most captivating holiday destinations in the world!

Gauteng
AUD 1856

The Blue Train

Gauteng
AUD 1856
The Blue Train

Follow in the footsteps of the Kings and Presidents who have travelled aboard this magnificent five-star hotel-on-wheels between Pretoria and Cape Town

Gauteng
AUD 7850

The Golf Safari

Gauteng
AUD 7850
The Golf Safari

This golf safari includes 5 rounds of golf across South Africa

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10 great restaurants in South Africa

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10 great restaurants in South Africa

South Africa’s streets, shores and vineyards are lined with so many incredible restaurants, it’s a hard task narrowing them down into a short bucket list.

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Gin: SA’s trendy drink

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Gin: SA’s trendy drink

Gin is the buzzword on everyone’s lips in Cape Town at the moment.

MMain Attractions

Apartheid Museum and the Cradle of Humankind
The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg documents South Africa’s Freedom Struggle during the days of apartheid. Set on 7ha of landscaped grounds, the museum has over 20 exhibition areas that include film footage, text panels and artefacts. About an hour’s drive from Johannesburg is the Cradle of Humankind, which is renowned for its extraordinary fossil record of early human ancestors.

Main city

Johannesburg
The capital of Gauteng was built on the discovery of gold in 1886. It is now a vibrant megacity (the greater Johannesburg area is home to about 10-million people) that is the economic powerhouse of the country.

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