Popular Accommodations in Gauteng
Highlights in Gauteng
- Contemporary testimonies in the Apartheid Museum
- Roller coasters at Gold Reef City amusement park
- Works from Europe and South Africa at the Johannesburg Art Gallery
- UNESCO World Heritage Site Cradle of Humankind
Most popular in Gauteng
Vacation rentals in Gauteng
In Gauteng you will find holiday apartments mainly in the city centres of Johannesburg, Pretoria and Soweto. These accommodations have the advantage that they are supervised by a porter. In addition, many landlords offer a shuttle service to and from the holiday home.Enjoy exclusive luxury in your holiday home
If you would prefer to own a vacation rental in Gauteng for the duration of your holiday, then in most cases an extra class vacation rental awaits you. The property often includes a huge garden, a villa-like building and all the interior furnishings that will sweeten your stay. Some vacation rental providers will be happy to serve you an extensive breakfast in your accommodation.
Vacation in Gauteng
Location and orientation
Gauteng is a province of South Africa whose capital is Johannesburg. Although Gauteng is the smallest province in the region in terms of area, it is home to almost a quarter of South Africa's total population. The best way to get there is to use one of Johannesburg's three airports.
Things to know
The "cradle of humanity", also known as the "Cradle of Humankind", is the 25,000 hectare site where hominine fossils were found. The Witwatersrand basin, where there are a total of 15 excavation sites, was designated a protected area. There is also a visitor centre near the Sterkfontein Caves.
The name of the province Gauteng means "place of gold". It refers to the former importance of the region in gold mining.
Top travel tips
One of Gauteng's most famous sights is the Apartheid Museum, which documents apartheid in South Africa through numerous documents, photographs, texts, films and posters from its origins in 1948 to the end of 1994. It is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to the subject of apartheid. For example, the exhibition house focuses on the student revolt in Soweto and the dissolution of the Johannesburg district of Sophiatown.2. Experience variety and entertainment in the amusement park
Take a trip to the Gold Reef City amusement park, which is located about eight kilometers from Johannesburg city center. Numerous adrenalin rides await you here. The park is best known for its roller coasters Anaconda, Golden Loop, Jozi Express and Run A Way Mine Train.3. Getting to know art and culture in a museum
In Johannesburg, the largest metropolis in sub-Saharan Africa, you should definitely visit the Johannesburg Art Gallery, which presents paintings by 17th century Dutch artists as well as 19th and 20th century works from Ireland, Britain and Europe. The museum also displays impressive works by South African artists from the last hundred years. In the Museum Africa you can learn about the folklore and culture of the inhabitants by means of many exhibits.