South Africa’s smallest and most populous province, Gauteng (pronounced ‘How-teng’), is the economic hub of southern Africa with the busy city of Johannesburg its pumping financial heart and to the north South Africa's administrative capital Pretoria. Gauteng also has a wealth of natural attractions including the Big 5 Dinokeng Reserve in Tshwane, the pristine Highveld landscape of the UNESCO protected Cradle of Humankind and the rolling valleys of the Magaliesberg mountains.
In summer 2021, in partnership with the Gauteng Tourism Authority, we put together a series of guides to exploring the Gauteng province, covering everything from adventure tourism to family-friendly attractions, hiking, history and art.
Here's our #VisitGauteng guide series at a glance.
There's nothing to make you feel more truly alive than finding your heart pumping out of your shirt while you contemplate a leap from the top of a zipline. From the most famous bungee jumps, caving adventures, ziplines, 4x4, trails and helicopter flips, here's our guide to where to set your pulse racing in Gauteng.
Gauteng might be South Africa's smallest province, but it certainly packs a punch when it comes to attractions. The biggest urban hubs Soweto, Johannesburg and Pretoria all boast a rich collection of museums, inspiring artistic spaces and immersive tour experiences that will help you see familiar places in a new light, while from the waterways of the Vaal in the south to the wilds of Dinokeng Game Reserve in the far north, there's plenty of nature to plan a day trip around. Here are 10 day trip ideas covering all corners of the province.
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