Get to Know Gauteng
For South Africa’s smallest province, Gauteng packs a big punch: from energetic Johannesburg, cultural Pretoria to the ancient history of the Cradle of Humankind.
The commercial heart of South Africa has a lot to offer visitors beyond business. Johannesburg is the country’s most cosmopolitan and dynamic city, with exciting nightlife, world-class museums such as the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill, and a vibrant arts and cultural scene, while gentler-paced Pretoria, with its avenues of purple flowering jacaranda trees, is home to South Africa’s version of the White House – the Union Buildings – as well as other historic monuments.
One of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa, the Cradle of Humankind, is a must-visit: an area of cave complexes where 40% of the world’s human ancestor fossils were found. Here you can tour the Sterkfontein Caves where famous fossils were excavated and see their replicas in the Maropeng Visitor Centre.
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