South Africa
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1. Edenvale

Edenvale is a popular area in Johannesburg and is ideally situated approximately halfway between O R Tambo International Airport and the city centre. Being so close to all the major parts of the city of Johannesburg has made Edenvale a comfortable place to live. Edenvale is a quiet town with a peaceful atmosphere. It is close to many places of interest and has a few activities of its own that are well worth visiting. It is also close to shopping malls including Eastgate, Johannesburg’s first “super-regional” shopping centre. For the sporty types, Edenvale has a host of activities available such as a gym, indoor action cricket and soccer arenas, squash courts and indoor volleyball. It also boasts two beautiful golf courses and a nature reserve, ideal for cycling, jogging or…

2. Germiston

Germiston, on the East Rand in the Province of Gauteng, South Africa is situated 26 km outside of Johannesburg City Centre. Germiston city is home to the worlds’ largest gold refinery and some 700 factories of which are also some of the biggest in the world. It is South Africa’s sixth largest city and boasts the country’s biggest railway junction. Although Germiston is largely an industrial area, it is close to shopping malls and has a variety of fine restaurants, sporting activities and historical experiences for tourists and businessmen alike to enjoy. The Germiston Lake is a popular weekend spot for wind surfing and rowing competitions. Places to Visit Things to do and see…

3. Johannesburg

The City that Gold built Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa is the Provincial Capital of Gauteng. This unique city is often referred to as Jozi, Jo’burg, Egoli or City of Gold as it is home to some of the worlds’ richest gold fields. Johannesburg is also the wealthiest city and economic powerhouse in Africa. It is for this reason that many visitors come to Jozi as it is seen as a multi-cultural mix of people in a booming, happening and trendy city. Sandton has become the new hub of the city, after businesses transferred from the city centre, and it is here in this leafy green suburb you will find the famous malls and social gatherings. The cultural district of Newtown on…

4. Kempton Park

Kempton Park lies just north east of Johannesburg and south of Pretoria and next to one of South Africa’s largest townships, Tembisa. It also boasts a large industrial zone known as Spartan and a large coal power plant known as "Kelvin Power Station". Kempton Park is home to one of South Africa’s landmarks, O R Tambo Airport. The city’s economy largely centres around the airport and a number of airlines have their head offices in the city. There are also a large number of aviation related companies that operate in the area. The city has many attractions and activities to ensure visitors are never bored. It boasts the world-class Emperors Palace Casino and Entertainment Centre which offers a whole range of things to do from their exciting Casino floor and pulsing nightspots to…

5. Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve

The Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve is renowned for its imposing hills, vast grasslands, unique fauna and flora, and its variety of stunning walking trails. Situated a mere 10 km from the centre of Johannesburg, 5 km from Soweto and easily accessible from Sandton, the East and the West Rand, the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve provides for an exciting nature experience. It is the largest proclaimed nature reserve in the Johannesburg Metropolitan area (About 680 ha. in extent) and boasts a surprising diversity ranging from larger game such as zebra, red hartebeest, and black wildebeest, to many items of botanical, geological, archaeological, historical and cultural interest. Red data and…

6. Krugersdorp

Krugersdorp is a mining city on the West Rand of Gauteng, about an hour and a half drive from Johannesburg city centre. Krugersdorp is an ideal destination for a day trip or weekend away in the bush for city dwellers. The town has fantastic infrastructure including modern sport facilities, a thriving business centre, and shopping malls, all mixed in with some historic sites such as the Mogale City Museum and the Old Magistrates Court. The main draw card though would be the area surrounding Krugersdorp – hiking, horse riding, bird watching, cave exploration and game viewing! The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is only 20 minutes away where the Maropeng Visitor Centre, Wonder Cave,…

7. Magaliesburg

A Retreat for City Slickers Magaliesburg has developed into a tranquil haven of tourist attractions and weekend getaway for those living in and around Johannesburg and Pretoria. Right in the heart of the Magaliesburg mountain range, this small village has a vast variety of activities. Magaiesburg attracts nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, there are over 120 different species of trees in the Magaliesburg area and over 100 various types of grasses! Visitors can enjoy game drives, cave tours, birdwatching, hiking, abseiling, horse riding, ballooning, fishing and many more exciting or relaxing outdoor activities. The quiet village has retained much of its character and old school charm and comes to life on weekends when local townsfolk and visiting city slickers frequent the quaint…

8. Muldersdrift

Muldersdrift lies in the heart of the pretty Kromdraai Valley, a beautiful country oasis on the outskirts of Johannesburg. It is an ideal place to stay when visiting the city, it borders the outer suburbs of Northgate and offers easy access to Sandton, Fourways, Johannesburg city central, Hartbeepoort and even Pretoria. The area is home to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and forms part of the Crocodile Ramble, a scenic tourist route running alongside the Crocodile River. The Cradle of Humankind is rich in cultural, historical and natural attractions. Visitors can visit the Maropeng Centre, the Wonder Caves and Sterkfontein Caves and view wildlife at the Rhino & Lion Park and Aloe Ridge Game Reserve, all within close proximity of each other – Muldersdrift has no…

9. Pimville

Pimville is a former small township, bordering the mining belt in the south of Johannesburg, and is now an upmarket suburb of Soweto. The area was first settled over 100 years ago, in 1904, after the outbreak of bubonic plague near present day Newtown. The African population in the affected area was moved to the farm Klipspruit, south west of the city. The settlement became Johannesburg’s first municipal location and in 1934 was renamed Pimville after Howard Pim. Howard Pim had dedicated most of his life to the upliftment of Africans in Johannesburg – he was also a City Councillor between 1903 and 1907. Soweto is a place very rich in history and full of life with friendly people. The Soweto area has a wide variety of activities and Pimville is an ideal location from which to enjoy…

10. Randburg

Randburg is a large town, consisting of 32 suburbs, within the city of Johannesburg. The suburbs offer a wide variety of neighbourhoods to suit most lifestyles and, have a mixed population of old and young residents. It is filled with many family friendly entertainment activities and parks and is well-known for its many shopping centres. One of its feature attractions is Brightwater Commons, previously the Randburg Waterfront, a shopping and entertainment centre with something for everyone to enjoy from Tenpin Bowling, Laser Tag and Movies to restaurants, gift shops and a major retail outlet. Other shopping centres in and nearby include Cresta Centre, Northgate, Fourways Mall, and Sandton City. Randburg is considered one of Joburg’s more upmarket, mostly residential areas, and is very…

11. Roodepoort

Roodepoort is a fast-growing city within the borders of the Gauteng Province, just outside Johannesburg, where it has now merged with the city’s suburbs. The name Roodepoort means “red valley” and is named after the red soil found in the area. It is a sprawling residential area with light industry and businesses and some commercial activity in the form of Westgate, Constantia, Laser Park and Clear Water Mall. The city is probably best known by Johannesburg locals as the home of the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. It is also the region most conveniently situated for access to Gauteng attractions such as the Cradle of Humankind, Magaliesburg and Pilanesburg. The centre of Roodepoort is probably best avoided, although there are a few fine examples of historic buildings such as the…

12. Rustenburg

Platinum City Rustenburg is situated at the foot of the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains, approximately 59 km Pretoria and 133 km from Johannesburg. It is a pretty city, and one of the fastest growing in the country, with Jacaranda tree-lined streets which are the hub of a thriving agricultural and mining industry. Rustenburg is also known as the Platinum City, two of the largest platinum mines lie just outside the city, and as the Home of Paul Kruger, Boekenhoutfontein farm, north-west of Rustenburg, was the home of President Paul Kruger. Of its original 500 hectares, 32 are maintained as a museum. Despite the name meaning “town of rest” Rustenburg has plenty to offer for Gauteng folk looking for a weekend getaway - its surrounds will take you into a beautiful place filled with…

13. Soweto

Infused with the history of the struggle against apartheid and abuzz with the energy of the city of gold, Soweto has so much to offer the visitor with it's world-class museums, historical attractions, struggle sites, fun restaurants, shebeens, budget accommodation options and the fantastic option of adventure activities at the Orlando Towers. Soweto, a cluster of townships sprawling across a vast area, is the most populous bantu urban residential area in the country, with a population around the one million mark. It is the most metropolitan township in the country setting trends in politics, fashion, music, dance and languages. History A township was created in 1904 to house mainly black…