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Gauteng - The Heartbeat of South Africa

Gauteng is without a doubt the 'nerve-centre' of South Africa's industrial, commercial and financial institutes, generating some 40% of the country's wealth. The smallest of the nine provinces, Gauteng is the seat of government and administration and houses over 100 embassies and high commission. Although success can be accredited to the discovery of gold over a century ago, access to a wide variety of energy sources and raw materials secured it's future growth and development.

Accounting for only 1.5% of the land, Gauteng is the most densely populated province in South Africa. It is represented by every nationality, each adding their own ethnic and cultural identity, making Gauteng a kaleidoscope of modern Africa.

This dynamic province offers a wide variety of cultural and leisure activities - over 60 museums which include South Africa's art, natural and military history and gold mining. For a wildlife experience, visit the Johannesburg and Pretoria Zoos or game reserves which are within an hours drive from Gauteng's major cities. There are also outstanding botanical gardens and bird sanctuaries for visitors to enjoy.

Fans and players alike will enjoy the numerous sporting facilities available. Activities include golfing, sailing, angling, motor sports and hot-air ballooning to name a few.

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Don't panic! It's not roaming free, but safely tucked away at a local Johannesburg lion park
Soweto street art. Soweto is a township to the west of Johannesburg and gets it's name from the English syllabic abbreviation for South Western Townships
Voortrekker monument in Pretoria - in honour of God. The idea was discussed in 1888, when President Paul Kruger attended the Day of the Covenant celebrations at Blood River in Natal. Construction only started in 1937
One way to beat the taxi-mayhem is with a double-decker tour bus.
View over Bezuidenhout Valley, a suburb of Johannesburg, from the nearby hill called Langermannskop
Portion of the terraced rose garden in the Johannesburg Botanical Garden
Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, Johannesburg
Interesting building in Fox Street, downtown Johannesburg
"Soccer City" southwest of Johannesburg. It was here that the opening game of the 2010 FIFA World Cup was played.
A lonely figure dangling at the end of a string! Bungee jumping at Orlando Power Station Towers, Soweto
The D.R. Church in Heidelberg, situated in HF Verwoerd Street, is one of the finest examples in Gauteng of a church built of stone. It is visible from all sides and is indeed a worthy monument. The corner-stone of the church was laid on 12th April, 1890
It may be gauteng, but there are still ample opportunities to get away from the madding crowd. This tranquil setting is a bridge over the Klip River near Eikenhof, Johannesburg South
Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve is a protected area in the Suikerbosrand Range. One of Gauteng’s premier ecotourism spots with an area of 134 km2 (52 sq mi), the altitude varies from 1,545 - 1,917 m (5,069 - 6,289 ft) above sea level
Male Greater Double-collared Sunbird (Cinnyris afer) at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden (previously known as the Witwatersrand National Botanical Garden). Formally established in 1982. The Garden has been recognized as one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world
Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas), a young one playing with a root as a puppy plays with a ball at Rietvlei Nature Reserve. The black-backed jackal is not a fussy eater, and feeds on small to medium-sized animals, as well as plant matter and human refuse
Verreaux's Eagle (Black Eagle) at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden. It is a very large eagle, with a wingspan of 1.81 to 2.3 m (5 ft 11 in to 7 ft 7 in) and with the larger females weighing 3.1 to 7 kg (6.8 to 15.4 lb)
Maropeng visitor centre at the Cradle of Humankind. The Cradle of Humankind is a paleoanthropological site about 50 km (31 mi) northwest of Johannesburg. The site occupies 470 sq kms (180 sq mi) and contains a complex of limestone caves
Maropeng visitor centre at the Cradle of Humankind. Maropeng is Setswana for "former home" or "place where we lived". The name Cradle of Humankind reflects the fact that the site has produced a large number of hominin fossils, and some of the oldest, dating back 3.5 million years
Black wildebeest at Krugersdorp Game Reserve. The Krugersdorp Game Reserve is a 1500 Ha Game Reserve. It is a "small, intimate reserve" that offers visitors a true African safari experience. Guests can travel the park in vehicles or on horseback
Malachite Kingfisher at Marievale Bird Sanctuary. Almost 300 bird species frequent the wetland. In addition, blesbok, Cape clawless otter, three species of mongoose, reedbuck and Cape hare have also been observed. Access to the reserve is free and there are four bird hides and a public picnic site
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Goliath Heron at Marievale Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary is a protected area and is about 10 km2 in size. Situated on the East Rand on the Blesbokspruit, a major perennial river in Gauteng which is flanked by extensive floodplains
Fort Klapperkop went into service on 18 January 1898 and is now a Gauteng provincial heritage site. Klapperkop, the name of the hill where the fort is located is derived from the Afrikaans name for Strychnos pungens, a tree that grow natively on the hills in the region
Fort Klapperkop was constructed at a total cost of GBP £50,000 and it was handed over to the Government on 18 January 1898. The City of Tshwane has recently identified Fort Klapperkop as the new location where the parliament of South Africa will be built
Dutch Reformed Church in Heidelberg. Heidelberg began in 1862 as a trading station built by a German, Heinrich Julius Ueckermann, and is currently home to some 36,000 inhabitants. Many buildings dating back to the period between 1890 and 1910 have been preserved
Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve in the Suikerbosrand Range near the historical town of Heidelberg. The reserve includes a Visitors' Centre and the Diepkloof Farm Museum. Explore on foot, using several of the day and highly recommended overnight hiking trails
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden (previously the Witwatersrand National Botanical Garden) is a 300ha botanical reserve in Roodepoort near Johannesburg. Established in 1982 it was the 14th South African National Botanical Garden, though the site had been popular for decades before that
Inside the popular Montecasino Entertainment Complex in Fourways, Johannesburg. Entertainment at Montecasino is varied, with something for everyone
View of Pretoria from the base of the Voortrekker Monument. In the forground one can see 6 of the 64 ox-wagons made out of decorative granite. The same number of wagons were used at the Battle of Blood River to form the laager
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