Given the name, it should be no surprise that this province is the economic hub of South Africa and in fact the financial capital of Africa. Gauteng is the smallest province in South Africa, but has the largest population in the country and the people living in Gauteng has the highest per capita income level in South Africa. Two of South Africa’s largest cities are found here – Pretoria – the national capital, the stately city lined with jacaranda trees as well as the vibrant Johannesburg where the world’s languages are spoken because of this metropole’s mix of cultures, colours and traditions.
Although this province is highly industrialised and urbanised, there are many initiatives to protect and preserve the natural, rugged veld which is part of the Highveld. Dams with picnic spots, nature reserves, the biggest zoo in Africa and bird sanctuaries are so well designed that the moment you get there, you step into nature and totally forget the urban make-up of this province.
On the arts and culture scene Gauteng is a melting pot of talent and passion – stand-up comedy, musicals, riveting dance productions and world class artwork boils over and keeps the people thoroughly entertained.
Gold Reef City is an amusement park with a difference – combining amusement rides with mining history from the 1800’s – making this a must to experience. History – the Afrikaner fight against British oppression, the fight against apartheid and oppression as well as history going back millions of years are preserved in Gauteng – visit Liliesleaf Farm, Doornkloof and The Cradle of Mankind to be inspired.
Adrenaline- seekers are not left out either: dedicated operators offer world-class climbing, hiking, mountain biking, paragliding, parachuting, skydiving and bungee jumping all over the province.
Lastly let’s remind you about the impressive malls, top-notch restaurants, five-star accommodation venues and a diverse range of weekend markets and food shows. Are you ready for the ride of your life….?