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Top 10 Things to Do in Gauteng

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If you are looking for a province in South Africa that offers a wide range of activities catering for every personality, from the stay-at-home types to the adventurous at heart, then Gauteng might be the place for you. Take time to relax and enjoy the beauty of Gauteng.

Air to Africa

Enjoy panoramic views of Johannesburg and its surrounding area while floating through the air in one of the oldest form of flight – a Hot Air Balloon. Based in the Cradle of Humankind, Air to Air offers a variety of tours providing passengers with a flying experience that is second to none.

Cradle of Humankind

This World Heritage Site covers an expanse of 47 000 hectares and is considered to be birthplace of humanity. Over a 1 000 hominid, ancestors of humankind, fossils have been found in the Cradle of Humankind. The Maropeng Visitor Centre provides visitor with the opportunity to tour through the development of the earth and humankind.

The Elephant Sanctuary

The Elephant Sanctuary is situated at Hartebeespoort Dam, east of Johannesburg. This sanctuary provides both an educational and interactive experience for guests. The Elephant Sanctuary offers guests the opportunity to feed, touch and even ride the elephants.

Gold Reef City

Built around a 19th Century Gold Mine, this world-class theme park has something for everyone. Gold Reef City plays host to a theme park, a variety of restaurants, a theatre, a casino, and a hotel and conference centre.

Linger Longer

Linger Longer is an upmarket restaurant set in the backdrop of the Wierda Valley in Sandton. High standards, elegant surroundings and an a la carte menu that caters for all tastes ensure that guests enjoy a memorable dining experience.

Life Day Spa

Set in Fourways, north of Johannesburg, this spa offers a range of facilities that allow guests to relax and awaken their senses. This spa hosts a health bar, sauna, steam room and Swiss showers. Enjoy a day at Life Day Spa and set all five senses free.

Monte Casino

Located in Fourways, Monte Casino is a leading entertainment destination. This representation of a Tuscan Village features hotels, a casino, restaurants and bars, a variety of shopping outlets, cinema screens, a theatre and much more to provide entertainment for all kinds of guests.

Orlando Towers

If adrenaline is the order of the day, then look no further than the Orlando Towers in Soweto. Bungee Jump, Power Swing, Internal Swing or Rap Jump to get back down. For those less daring, the Viewing Platform offers 360-degree views of Soweto.

Tswaing Meteorite Crater

40km north of Pretoria, hidden by a ring of hills, lies the Tswaing Meteorite Crater. Formed over 200 000 years ago, this is one of four meteorite craters in South Africa. Visitors can enjoy a picnic or a hike around the rim of the ancient crater.

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

This Botanical Garden in Roodepoort invites guest to come and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of nature. Set against the backdrop of the Witpoortjie Falls, the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden is home to a variety of plant species and wildlife.


Source by Karen Kohne

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