Historic Attractions in Gauteng

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Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
Only 45 minutes from Johannesburg, nestling in the peaceful Sterkfontein rural valley, lies the Cradle of Humankind - a World Heritage Site - and the world's richest hominid site.

Heidelberg Gauteng
Heidelberg is situated at the foot of the Suikerbosrand. In 1975 the Rembrandt Group opened the Transport Museum.

Johannesburg Museums
The Adler Museum of Medicine; the Dynamite Museum chronicling the history of explosives and chemicals; the Madiba Freedom Museum charting South Africa`s journey to democracy; the Museum Africa where you step into the typical 1950s shebeen are a few of th

Melrose House
Melrose House is a Victorian mansion requisitioned in 1900 by Lord Roberts and turned into the headquarters of the British forces.

Museum Africa
The principal exhibition is `Johannesburg Transformations` which examines some of the momentous changes that have swept through the city in the last century and lay bare the heart and soul of inner city Johannesburg.

Origins Centre
We are who we are because of who we were... A visit to the newly opened Origins Centre is an absolute must for every tourist visiting South Africa.

Pretoria Museums
A list of the museums in Pretoria including Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria Art Museum, Sammy Marks Museum and Transvaal Museum.

Sammy Marks Museum
This splendid Victorian mansion, which dates from 1884, was the residence of the magnate Sammy Marks. He made a significant contribution to the industrial, mining and agricultural development of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek.

Smuts House Museum
Home to General Smuts for over 40 years - his life and the spirit of this great statesman can be seen here.

South African National Museum of Military History
It is the only museum of its kind in South Africa and provides a nucleus of Museum and military history expertise in Southern Africa.

Soweto Inspirational Home Museum
Soweto Inspirational Home Museum is about 200 metes from Regina Mundi. The Museum is the first of its kind, situated in the middle of homes.

Soweto Township
Soweto, the most widely-known township in the world, is massive, dusty, cosmopolitan - it is home to the people. With heritage sites, restaurants & shebeens aplenty, Soweto is well worth visiting.

The Apartheid Museum
The Apartheid Museum sets out by means of blown-up photographs, artefacts, newspaper clippings, and film footage, to portray graphically the apartheid story.

The Voortrekker Monument
The great grey colossus can be seen from all directions as you near Pretoria… the massive Voortrekker Monument, built in honour of the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony in their thousands between 1835 and 1854.

Thoroughbred Breeders Association Museum
The Thoroughbred Breeders Association of South Africa is an Animal Breeders Society registered in terms of the Animal Improvement Act of 1998.

Accommodation with Historic Attractions in the area

224 on Carinus Convalescent Care

224 on Carinus Bed & Breakfast offers exceptional, friendly and very helpful service. Great breakfast, set on the patio overlooking the beautiful manicured garden and sparkling swimming pool. A comfy home from home experience for the holiday maker or businessman for both Pretoria or Johannesburg.

42onKing Guest House

42onKing Centurion Guest House (previously Greenlea Guest House) offers guests a true 4 Star certified home-from-home experience. Spoil yourself with a truly affordable green, eco-friendly stay in one of the most luxurious and desirable Guest House in Centurion.

47 on Manson

Kick back and relax in one of our two calm, stylish one bedroom with Queen size bed units.  Situated inside a secure village and house fitted with beams for further safety. Easy access to N17 freeway, 3.5km from Virgin Active and shopping centres, 17km from OR Thambo International Airport

Aandbloem Guest House

Aandbloem Guest House is situated in Eldoraigne, Centurion and is within easy reach from OR Tambo International Airport and Lanseria Airport. Special rates for weekends/group bookings. We have 10 en-suite rooms and various shopping malls is close by.

Absolut Guest Boutique

Luxury Boutique Guest House situated on a hill in the quiet suburb of Centurion with stunning city views. Each of our 7 Luxury Rooms are individually decorated, each having their own unique style.

Airport Gardens Boutique Hotel

Close to OR Tambo Airport. Beautiful gardens. Top quality furniture & linin. Peaceful and tranquil environment. Wedding, Function & Conference facilities.

ANEW Hotel Capital

Situated in the Pretoria CBD, ANEW Hotel Capital is the perfect base from which to explore one of SA’s capital cities. This hotel in Pretoria is perfect for business travellers and conference delegates, enjoy the sight of the famous Jacaranda in spring, and discover South African treasures like Loftus Versfeld and the Voortrekker Monument.

ANEW Hotel Centurion

Set in the business hub of Centurion, Pretoria, near major sports stadiums, multiple businesses and the Gautrain station, ANEW Hotel Centurion offers you the perfect base to discover the gateway to Gauteng. With all modern amenities including a new on-site gym, ANEW Hotel Centurion is in close proximity to several highways, airfields and shopping centers.

ANEW Hotel Hatfield

Situated in the bustling suburb of Hatfield, Pretoria, ANEW Hotel Hatfield offers guests 3-star accommodation as base to explore one of our nation’s capital cities. Perfect for the travelling executive, our hotel is conveniently located near major highways as well as the Hatfield Gautrain Station. ANEW Hotel Hatfield is walking distance from the University of Pretoria and various international embassies.

ANEW Hotel Parktonian

Set in the bustling Braamfontein, ANEW Hotel Parktonian Johannesburg offers guests spacious 4-star luxury and ANEW hospitality in one of Africa’s biggest cities.

ANEW Hotel Roodepoort

Enjoy relaxing lake views and modern amenities during your stay at ANEW Hotel Roodepoort. Conveniently situated in the heart of the West Rand, ANEW Hotel Roodepoort offers guests easy access to major highways, local attractions and various business parks and head office spaces. Take in the gorgeous views from our garden and grounds while you experience ANEW hospitality in Johannesburg’s West Rand.

Atlantic Pearl Guest House Rivonia

The spacious Atlantic Pearl Guest House Rivonia offers guests lovely rooms in Edenburg, and has a lovely garden with an inviting swimming pool.

Bed and Breakfast in Waterkloof

Indulge yourself with a stay in Waterkloof, the oldest luxury suburb of Pretoria. Home to over fourteen ambassadorial residences - including the home of the US ambassador, the suburb is noted for it's luxurious estates and scenic jacaranda-lined trees.

Benoni N12 Hotel

A mere 100 m from the Snake Road turnoff on the N12, Benoni N12 Hotel is a lovely hotel in Morehill, Benoni and offers five-star service just 16 km from OR Tambo International Airport.

Black Eagle Hotel and Spa

Nestled amidst majestic trees and beautiful gardens, Black Eagle Hotel and Spa is centrally located in bustling Ruimsig, close to shops and amenities, and a mere 20 min away from Lanseria Airport.

Casa Albergo Guest House

Casa Albergo Guest House is situated in the upmarket, leafy suburb of Ninapark, within easy reach of educational, medical, industrial, business and shopping facilities.

Claus Inn
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Claus Inn offers an excellent location within Johannesburg South, clean and modern accommodation, affordable rates and an elegant and relaxed feel. It is an owner-run private establishment that is in operation since 2000.

Comfort E Casa Guest Lodge

From the moment you arrive at Comfort e Casa Lodge, you can expect a warm and friendly welcome with exceptional service from the dedicated host and staff.

Court Classique Suite Hotel Pretoria

This four-star, award winning property is situated in the upmarket diplomatic suburb of Arcadia, Pretoria. Close to both the Gautrain Hatfield and Gautrain Pretoria stations, with free transfers within Pretoria from 7am-6pm weekdays (T&C apply).

Cussonia Country Home

Cussonia Country Home is situated 36 km from Pretoria (and 50 km from O.R. Tambo International Airport), in a malaria-free area and offers accommodation, meals bursting with flavour as well as a variety of on-site and nearby activities.

Dhia's Home

Situated in a secure complex in North Riding, Dhia's Home is a cosy self-catering apartment for 4 and is equipped with a backup power supply to run essentials during loadshedding.

Edenvale Guest House

Ideal for corporate guest that needs to stay for longer periods. Beautiful garden with campfire facilities. Gas braai available. We have one luxury smokers room separate from other rooms. Child friendly, we have a few interleading rooms for families.

Ellipse Executive Apartment

Set 2.9 km from Gallagher Convention Centre, Ellipse Waterfall Executive Apartments offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free Wi-Fi.

Fatmols Executive Lodges South Africa

Fatmols Executive Lodge is a modern, luxury lodge with first-class amenities, nestled in the Melville Koppies. This home away from home is ideally suited to satisfy the most discerning business and leisure travellers.

Featherwood Farm

Featherwood Farm consists of 2 separate self catering units. Our Guesthouse has 5 bedrooms, shared kitchen, living room and dining room space. Nyala Lodge consists of 7 bedrooms with en suite bathroom with shower. Shared kitchen and living room. Both units have their own outside boma and swimming pool area. Great for braai's and hot summer days lounging around the pool in the bush.

Five O'clock Zen Boutique Guest House

This beautiful boutique guesthouse offers a state of calm attentiveness. The establishment situated on a small holding in the heart of Centurion offers seven luxurious bedrooms and boasts with a beautiful garden that gives our guests a very relaxing and tranquil feel.

Footprints Lodge
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Safe, modern accommodation close to ORT Airport in the nicer part of town. Easy access to major highways, various restaurants and the Gautrain, making it ideal for corporate travelers and tourists.

Glen Maine Guest House

Glen Maine Guest House is centrally located in one of Pretoria’s quiet and secure residential areas and offers a relaxing and memorable stay for business and leisure travelers alike.

Glen Marion Guest House
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Glen Marion Guest House offers upmarket hospitality for a comfortable luxury stay in Pretoria East, South Africa. Included in our reasonable fees is a full breakfast, with bottomless coffee. Lunches and supper can be served with prior arrangement. A solar PV sytem keep our lights on 24/7.

Hills and Dales Accommodation

Enjoy your stay in a homely and peaceful environment. Situated in the countryside with river views and a lovely, bird filled garden.

Home Away From Home

Home Away From Home is a charming, contemporary guest house offering accommodation in the heart of Randburg. Perfect for weekend getaway, business trip, vacation, or cozy home base while exploring everything Johannesburg has to offer.

Klyne Jiweel Guesthouse

Klyne Jiweel is pronounced as it is spelled and the name says it all – small jewel. The guesthouse provides affordable & good quality accommodation in 6 guest rooms for tourists and business clients visiting the Pretoria region.

Kravit Premier Suites

Experience the ultimate in luxury and sophistication at Kravit Premier Suites. Nestled in the heart of the equestrian lifestyle in Glenferness A.H. and yet close to the urban conveniences of Midrand and Fourways in Johannesburg.

Lanseria Country Estate
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Lanseria Country Estate is set on a peaceful country estate, a mere 3 km from Lanseria Airport, in the cradle of humankind and 52 km from OR Tambo International Airport.

Leaves Signature Guest House

We welcome you to Leaves Signature Guest House. We want you to feel at home and that everything possible is done to make your stay comfortable.

Leighwood Lodge

Set in the beautiful, tranquil suburb of Parktown North offering over-sized bathrooms, extra-length beds, exquisite gardens, and delicious home-cooked breakfasts and Dinners on request. With quick access to Hyde Park, the Rosebank, Sandton and Randburg

Leopardsong Manor

Leopardsong Manor in Centurion Golf Estate has been noted for its stylish interior and spacious rooms overlooking one of the best golf courses in the country. The Manor is stylishly decorated with 18 suites, dining and lounge area. Enjoy 24 hour security.

Lesedi Cultural Village
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A multi-cultural African Village set among pristine bushveld and rocky hills - the Xhosa with their beautiful thatched homes and red blankets, the Zulu with their fighting shields, the Pedi courtyards and drums and the straw hats and ponies of Basotho

Liza's Cottage Guesthouse

Liza's Cottage Guesthouse offers bed and breakfast or room-only accommodation for groups, businessmen, and contract workers who need to be at the Urology Hospital of Pretoria. We have a private back entrance with direct and secure access to the hospital grounds.

Lunford Apartment

This charming two bedroomed apartment is surrounded by beautiful trees, abundant domestic animals and birdlife, and breath-taking sunset views in a quiet area with fresh air at all times.

Margaret’s Place
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Margaret's Place provides accommodation in Johannesburg, South Africa for business trips or holiday stopovers.

Mereke Manor

Mereke Manor is a 6-bedroom boutique guest house re-imagining accommodation for business and leisure travelers in Centurion and Pretoria.

Mira Lodge Homeaway

If you are looking for a perfect holiday experience with memories to cherish you are at the right place. Let’s plan an unforgettable stay for you.

Misty Hills Country Hotel
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This charming stone built complex, embodying the ethos of Africa, offers conference delegates a rustic retreat with friendly personal service. Set in lush indigenous garden, this rustic retreat serves as the perfect African getaway destination.

Mmakosha Lodge

Mmakosha Lodge provides affordable and comfortable accommodation; it is endorsed as recommended by AA quality assured in the category of a guest house. The establishment has 18 rooms that can accommodate 50 people sharing.

Monte La Vue Boutique Hotel

Monte La Vue stylish hotel and apartments is a luxury, spacious, comfortable, clean and secure boutique hotel that is right in the centre of everything important in Johannesburg.

Mountain View Guest House

Our rooms are the perfect mix of luxury and comfort, with Smart TVs, high-quality bedding, and free Wi-Fi. Our staff are on standby to help you with anything you need, from recommendations for the best local hotspots to assistance with your breakfast (we make a mean plate of eggs and bacon). Book your stay today and get ready to kick back and relax!

Next To Apartment Hotel

Our serviced apartments in Hatfield are a perfect haven of tranquility and sumptuous simplicity in one of the most exclusive and celebrated parts of Tshwane. Relax your body and mind with our in-room spa massage treatments.

Richtershuyz Lifestyle Guest House
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Richtershuyz is a luxury Guest House in the heart of Pretoria's most prestigious neighborhoods, Brooklyn. It caters for the private at heart and offers its guests the lifestyle of modern comforts while being away from home.

SleepEezy Cottages

You are welcome to share the peace and comfort of SleepEezy Cottages, a place to restore yourself. Ready for the next step on your journey. Be it travel, business, leisure, transferred, relocating, this property ideal for long term stays.