Gauteng - Place of Gold – is the economic powerhouse of the Southern African region and home to Africa's greatest cities.
From the vibrant metropolis of Soweto, through dynamic Johannesburg
, City of Gold to the tree-lined diplomacy of Pretoria
, Gauteng is a cosmopolitan, multicultural mix of people from all walks of life, from all four corners of the world.See also Gauteng photo gallery.Travel LinksView all specials in the Gauteng area.Johannesburg
Johannesburg is the commercial capital of the African continent with some 74% of South African companies situate their headquarters in Johannesburg.Pretoria
Pretoria has a rich heritage. It first became the administrative capital during the Anglo-Boer War and today the legacy of the war is still to be seen in the monuments and sites throughout the city.OR Tambo International Airport
OR Tambo International Airport - the gateway to Africa - is situated at Kempton Park
with numerous hotels and other accommodation close by.Hartebeespoort Dam
The Hartbeespoort Dam
is a major attraction with its spectacular scenery and proximity to Johannesburg and Pretoria, and is the principal water recreation area of Northern Gauteng. The dam is open to all and the dam wall is the country's only Roman Truimphal Arch style wall.Gauteng HotelsJohannesburg
and particular Sandton
offer the discerning traveller some of the best hotels on the African continent.
Most upmarket hotels are situated in the heart of the most exclusive residential and business area and close to the shopping districts.Shopping
Johannesburg is undoubtedly the shopping Mecca of South Africa. Being among the world's largest producers of gold and diamonds, jewellery and precious stones shops
are abundant and affordable. There's something for everyone and for every pocket.Johannesburg Museums
Historic Johannesburg offers you from the Madiba Freedom Museum charting South Africa`s journey to demoscracy to the Museum Africa where you step into the typical 1950s shebeen.Randburg
The Brightwater Commons in Randburg, is designed around the concept of an urban shopping space - a transformation from a stark harbor and warehouse development into a welcoming small town streetscape.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.