The City of Gold ...
The Sotho word, Gauteng, meaning "Place of Gold", is
the new name of the Pretoria - Witwatersrand - Vaal Triangle, one of the largest industrial
regions in the southern hemisphere. A more fitting label would be hard to find.
exciting Johannesburg, the provincial capital of Gauteng offers visitors a large selection of
recreational, cultural and historical attractions. Gold was the catalyst which brought
Johannesburg into being, and the city's identity will always be closely linked with gold. In
the heart of the city, mine dumps are constant reminders of the city's origins. Appropriately
enough, iGoli, the Nguni name for Johannesburg, is derived from the word "gold".
Situated some 50 km north of Johannesburg, Pretoria is renowned for its
colourful gardens, shrubs and trees, particularly beautiful in spring when jacarandas envelop
the avenues in mauve.