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Gauteng

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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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Soweto Wine & Lifesytle Festival

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Soweto Wine & Lifesytle Festival

The Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival is a must-attend festival in Soweto. The show exhibits a combination of wine, travel destinations, food and lifestyle products. This festival is the hub for the country’s finest innovators, bringing together winemakers, artisanal chefs, designers, crafters and entrepreneurs for a three-day cultural experience, unique to Soweto. The festival was originally designed to bring Cape wines into Johannesburg’s largest township, Soweto – which is known for its trendsetting values and people – to expose this magnificent movement to the country’s oldest, unique wine etiquettes and cultures. Come and experience the best wines the Cape has to offer; check out travel retailers with a huge choice of holidays and weekends away; indulge in a wide selection of gastronomies to suit all tastes from top restaurants, local bistros and food vendors; and enjoy music from Soweto’s famous set.

R1147

Standard Bank Joy of Jazz

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Standard Bank Joy of Jazz

The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz is held in Johannesburg each year, and showcases 35 performances on four stages in three days. It’s an initiative that seeks to contribute to social cohesion, economic growth and cultural tourism. The Joy of Jazz Festival presents a diverse range of jazz styles inclusive of the giants of jazz and the upcoming young artists. There is something for everyone in the line-up every year, which is truly inspirational. The show promises to bring audiences some exciting and innovative collaborations this year.

RMB WineX Wine Festival

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RMB WineX Wine Festival

The RMB WineX Festival is an annual event that is not to be missed be any wine connoisseur. It showcases a wide range of brands, boutique wines, crystal stemware and more. The undisputed festival of choice for the discerning wine consumer, the RMB WineX Wine Festival celebrates the “art of wine”. The show boasts the greatest selection of South Africa's top cellars under one roof, together with an exciting array of newcomers, boutique producers and garagistes – all who have one thing in common, they are all passionate about fermented grapes. RMB WineX is the wine happening of the year, where winemakers divulge expert knowledge to an attentive audience and Jozi wine lovers meet to socialise over a glass of good wine. Additionally, visitors can get handy tips and learn the latest in winemaking trends. There are also plenty of products that are available for purchasing – from gadgets, olives and oils, imported decanters, design coolers, artisanal cheeses and storage systems. 

Whisky Live

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Whisky Live

Whisky Live is an annual festival that focuses on whisky and its culture. It attracts approximately 20 000 people and offers a range of whisky tasting events year-round to suit every palate – from the “just curious” newcomer to the seasoned connoisseur, there is something for everyone. Whisky Live is celebrated in Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban - traditionally held in the first six months of the year. The world’s biggest event of its kind, the Whisky Live Festival is held annually in November in Sandton. This event is a whisky extravaganza in the truest sense of the word, with more than 10 000 people visiting the festival over three nights to sample new whiskies and purchase gift packs ahead of the festive season rush. Tickets go on sale from 1 October 2017

AUD 605

Kruger Safari

Gauteng
AUD 605
Kruger Safari

This 4-day overland camping tour takes on the scenic Panorama Route along the Blyde River Canyon and into the wildlife rich Kruger National Park. Enjoy Big 5 game drives with an expert local guide to

AUD 1658

Kruger to Cape Town

Gauteng
AUD 1658
Kruger to Cape Town

From bush to beach; explore South Africa's Panorama Route through Mpumalanga on this South African overland tour, including safari game drives with the opportunity to see the Big 5 in Kruger, Hluhluwe

AUD 9349

African Train Safari Johannesburg to Cape Town

Gauteng
AUD 9349
African Train Safari Johannesburg to Cape Town

Enjoy a fabulous and unique experience on the new and improved Shongololo Express.  This grand rail journey from Johannesburg to Cape Town offers both a golfing and non-golfing itinerary and a co

AUD 3999

Spectacular South Africa

Gauteng
AUD 3999
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, Indian Ocean coastlines of Durban, the spectacular Ea

AUD 2399

Explore Kruger National Park

Gauteng
AUD 2399
Explore Kruger National Park

Explore the Greater Kruger area during seven thrilling days in South Africa. Search for elephants, lions, and rhinos at one of the continent’s most celebrated national parks and at a private wil

AUD 1600

Self-Drive South Africa: Mountains, Wildlife and Wetlands

Gauteng
AUD 1600
Self-Drive South Africa: Mountains, Wildlife and Wetlands

South Africa is the perfect self-drive destination and this itinerary showcases some of its well-known highlights as well as many lesser known gems. Meander along the Panorama Route, taking in the bre

Pretoria Central Prison - Pretoria Central Prison bears testament to South Africa’s turbulent past

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Pretoria Central Prison - Pretoria Central Prison bears testament to South Africa’s turbulent past

Pretoria Central Prison is arguably the most infamous prison where Mandela was held before he was transferred to Robben Island.

House of Dr. A.B. Xuma in Sophiatown - If walls could speak: The fascinating stories inside Dr. A.B. Xuma’s home

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House of Dr. A.B. Xuma in Sophiatown - If walls could speak: The fascinating stories inside Dr. A.B. Xuma’s home

Dr. A.B. Xuma’s house in Sophiatown tells the story of a way of life during apartheid.

Mandela Theatre-The Joburg Theatre is set for drama! (1)

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Mandela Theatre-The Joburg Theatre is set for drama! (1)

The Joburg Theatre offers world-class entertainment in a world-class city.

The Market Theatre in Newtown - Rhythm and blues at The Market Theatre

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The Market Theatre in Newtown - Rhythm and blues at The Market Theatre

The Market Theatre has played and continues to play a pivotal role in South Africa’s story. .

UNISA, a university with a storied past

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UNISA, a university with a storied past

UNISA is one of the biggest and oldest universities in South Africa with over 300,000 students and 4,000 teaching staff.

One last boxing round at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court. (1)

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One last boxing round at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court. (1)

Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court houses the statue of Nelson Mandela, “The Shadow Boxer”.

FNB stadium - Step into the “calabash” one of Africa’s biggest stadiums.

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FNB stadium - Step into the “calabash” one of Africa’s biggest stadiums.

The FNB stadium continues to be the preferred platform of choice for the Soweto derby involving Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

Kholvad House, landmark of the South African liberation struggle

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Kholvad House, landmark of the South African liberation struggle

Flat 13 Kholvad House remains one of Johannesburg’s most treasured heritage gems.

Take a journey into the centre of Africa’s rich heritage at the Regina Mundi Church (1)

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Take a journey into the centre of Africa’s rich heritage at the Regina Mundi Church (1)

Regina Mundi Church a struggle landmark and a tourist attraction that continues to serve the community.

Mandela House Museum - Small and modest yet so powerful and strong - Mandela House Museum

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Mandela House Museum - Small and modest yet so powerful and strong - Mandela House Museum

The Mandela House in Vilakazi Street, Soweto is now a small but interesting museum which you can go to in order to learn about his life.

Soweto Bicycle Tours

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Soweto Bicycle Tours

Experience vibrant Soweto with a bicycle tour through the neighborhood.

Mandela Statue in Hammanskraal - Madiba stands tall in Hammanskraal

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Mandela Statue in Hammanskraal - Madiba stands tall in Hammanskraal

Take a trip through Madibaville and experience the Madiba fever for yourself.

Djala Nje Yeoville Tours - Explore the urban jungle that is Johannesburg

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Djala Nje Yeoville Tours - Explore the urban jungle that is Johannesburg

Dlala Nje Tours aim to dispel notions about little visited parts of Joburg such as Yeoville and Hillbrow by showcasing the vibrancy and culture of these areas.

Church Square - Explore one of the oldest gathering places in Pretoria.

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Church Square - Explore one of the oldest gathering places in Pretoria.

Church Square dates back to 1855 and was a meeting place for all sorts of people. It is also the site of Mandela’s treason trial.

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.

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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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