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Monuments and Cultural Heritage and Historical Attractions in Gauteng

Monuments commemorate a diverse number of person and important events in the history of this country.Cultural Heritage includes buildings, books, artifacts, folklore, language and natural heritage such as significant landscapes and biodiversity. Historical Attractions includes historical buildings, bridges, landmarks, museums, forts, battle fields and other objects and places.

There are 23 records in this listing

Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
1. 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.

Gauteng - Krugersdorp

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

Gauteng - Heidelberg (G)

Historical Sites of Gauteng
3. Historical Sites of Gauteng
Since the discoveries of gold in 1886 Gauteng has developed into an economic powerhouse with townships, battlefields and grave sites bearing testimony to the challenges faced by its people.

Gauteng -

Johannesburg Museums
4. 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

Gauteng - Johannesburg

Johannesburg Nightlife
5. Johannesburg Nightlife
Johannesburg buzzes with an exciting range of nightlife options right through the city - theatre, dance clubs , live music, cinemas, shows, restauarants and casinos.

Gauteng -

Lesedi Cultural Village
6. Lesedi Cultural Village
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

Gauteng - Lanseria

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

Gauteng - Pretoria

Museum Africa
8. 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.

Gauteng - Johannesburg

Origins Centre
9. 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.

Gauteng - Johannesburg

10. Pretoria
The capital city of South Africa, with the lilac splendour of jacarandas as its trademark.

Gauteng - Pretoria

Pretoria - Monuments & Landmarks
11. Pretoria - Monuments & Landmarks
Monuments & Landmarks; historical sites and venues worth visiting while in Pretoria.

Gauteng - Pretoria

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

Gauteng - Pretoria

Sammy Marks Museum
13. 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.

Gauteng - The Willows

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

Gauteng - Irene

South African National Museum of Military History
15. 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.

Gauteng - Johannesburg

16. Soweto
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.

Gauteng - Soweto

State Theatre - Pretoria
17. State Theatre - Pretoria
The State Theatre in Pretoria is world renowned for its performing arts

Gauteng - Pretoria

Sterkfontein Caves
18. Sterkfontein Caves
It is at Sterkfontein (within the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site) that the famous Mrs Ples (Plesianthropus transvaalenis) was discovered - well-preserved skull of a species of early man who lived there about two million years ago.

Gauteng - Magaliesburg

The Apartheid Museum
19. 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.

Gauteng - Johannesburg

The Freedom Park
20. The Freedom Park
Freedom Park is a meeting place, a venue for the gathering of clans and nations; a place to listen to the voice of silence, a place to pray; a sacred place, a step to the heavens and to our humanity.

Gauteng - Pretoria Central

The Voortrekker Monument
21. 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.

Gauteng - Pretoria

Thoroughbred Breeders Association Museum
22. 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.

Gauteng - Germiston

Wonder Cave Kromdraai
23. Wonder Cave Kromdraai
Situated in Gauteng in the world-renowned valley of famous palaeontological sites containing the oldest relics of mankind. This wondrous cave contains various pools and formations, some up to 15m high.

Gauteng - Muldersdrift

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