Located in the north-east of South Africa, Gauteng is a Sotho word that means ‘Place of Gold’. This small province, which was once home to a thriving gold industry, has always been a dynamic part of the country and visitors here will not be disappointed.
The vibrant city of Johannesburg is many people’s first choice of places to visit in South Africa. The city is both the largest and the richest in the country and is often described as the economic heart of South Africa. Despite the number of buildings and skyscrapers in the city, Johannesburg is also one of the world’s greenest cities with around six-million trees in an enormous man-made urban forest.
There is always something to do here too. Breathtaking views of the city can be experienced from the Top of Africa's observation deck at the Carlton Centre, while animal-lovers will be able to see everything from elephants to lions at Johannesburg Zoo. Countless fascinating museums are scattered around the city including the Apartheid Museum and the Mandela Family Museum, while many of Johannesburg’s suburbs boast a lively night scene. The areas of Braamfontein and Market Theatre are both incredibly popular with the younger generation in the city.
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