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Gauteng and Johannesburg - "the City of Gold"

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.

Vibrant, 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.

Accommodation ...

For a list of recommended hotels (6, 5 & 4 star) and lodges in Gauteng, please click here.

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