The Gauteng Tourism Authority’s website is an incredible resource to help you plan your visit to Gauteng. We listed a few options below, but our team can take you to any of the sites listed on the website.
1. Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
- Apartheid Museum – As a visitor to Johannesburg, your trip won’t be complete without a visit to the Apartheid Museum, even if you are not interested in history. The Museum is one of Johannesburg’s top attractions and showcases an all-encompassing exhibit on Apartheid.
Open from 9h to 17h every day.
- Liliesleaf Farm – Located in northern Johannesburg, this location used to be the place of refuge for the liberation movement leaders. This is one of South Africa’s main heritage sites, where you can go on a self, guided or educational tour.
- Lion and Safari Park – Located 60 km from Johannesburg and 40 km from Pretoria, the Lion and Safari Park, commonly referred to as ‘The Lion Park’, is a great quick get away for guests that may not have the time to travel all the way to one of the national parks. Or for parents wanting their children to live the safari experience.
- Montecasino – Located in Fourways, north of Johannesburg, Montecasino is an entertainment complex that has something to offer for everyone. Whether you want to go to a show or a movie, enjoy a nice dinner, or try your luck at the casino, Montecasino is a great spot for out-of-towners to go spend an evening.
- Nelson Mandela National Museum – This is the house where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962; it was converted into a museum.
- Regina Mundi – The largest Roman Catholic Church in South Africa, Regina Mundi is famous for the political sermons that were delivered under its roof at the height of the township resistance during the 70s and 80s enthralling.
- Orlando Towers – This most distinctive landmark of Soweto was the site of the world’s first bungee jump between two cooling towers of a coal power station. If you are looking for extreme adventure, this is the place for you. And if you are not that brave, there is also a nice beer garden at the base of the towers.
- Cradle of Human Kind – This World Heritage Site, one hour drive away from Pretoria or Johannesburg, is an education and fun site to visit with the entire family.
Open from 9h to 17h every day.
4. Pretoria (City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality)
- Union Buildings – The Union Buildings are built at the highest point of Pretoria and are the official seat of the South African government. The buildings offer some nice photo opportunities, in the beautiful gardens, and around the bigger than life Nelson Mandela statue. They are located close to the city centre.
- Voortreckker Monument – This monument, which is located in a nature reserve, commemorates the pioneer history of Southern Africa. Refer to their website as several activities are offered at this site, from cultural to physical activities.
- Hennops Hiking & Mountain Bike Trails – If you are looking for a beautiful spot to go for a picnic outside the city (30 km from Pretoria), Hennops Hiking & Mountain Bike Trails is for you. The site offers three hiking trails (2.5, 5, 10 km), picnic spots along the river, as well as two pools.
- Dikoneng Game Reserve – The only Big 5 game reserve in Gauteng is located 45 minutes from Pretoria.