Gauteng is the commercial and industrial powerhouse of the country and indeed of Southern Africa. Gauteng is a cosmopolitan, multi-cultural mix of people from all walks of life and from all corners of the world.
Gauteng's main attraction is big business, but there is so much more to experience ... museums, galleries and historical battlefields.
Gauteng is also an entertainment playground offering world-class restaurants, shabeens, shopping malls and music venues.
Gauteng stretches all the way from Pretoria in the north to Vereeniging in the south. Gauteng means (Sotho for place of gold) and was created by the ANC in 1994 after the country’s first all-race elections, uniting six regions, including part of the old Transvaal province. Gauteng is the smallest South African province, but serves as the gateway into Africa.
Gauteng is said to offer one of the world’s best climates: summer days are warm and wind free and winter days are crisp and clear.
The nights can be chilly particularly in winter. Bring a jacket to wear in the evenings so you don’t get cold. The rainy season is in summer rather than winter. Rainstorms are often harsh accompanied by thunder, lightning and occasional hail, but they are brief and followed by warm sunshine.
Flights….Almost all international flights arrive at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, so it's highly likely that Gauteng with be your first destination on a holiday to Southern Africa.
Public Transport……Public transport is non-existent by European standards, so it is best to rent a car.
Car Hire….All the national car rental agencies are well represented. Roads are generally in good condition, but peak hour traffic can be very busy and slow.
Some of the best shopping this side of the Equator is found in Gauteng area.
Some attractions not to be missed
Dining and Accommodation
Fantastic restaurants and accommodation venues are found around Gauteng. Dining offers you innumerable gastronomic delights….with blends and tastes combined with Africa, Europe and the East.
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