Johannesburg and Gauteng Province Travel Guide
Why Visit Johannesburg?
Johannesburg is South Africa's largest city, but is it a den of iniquity or a vibrant modern city that is the heartbeat of the new South Africa.
Pretoria, South Africa's Administrative Capital
Pretoria (Tshwane) is South Africa's administrative capital and is located in Gauteng Province. Over 2 million people live in Pretoria and this is also where all the foreign embassies are located.
10 Best Places to Stay in Johannesburg
There are many fine high-rise city hotels to choose from if you are looking for the best places to stay in Johannesburg . But far more rewarding for the leisure traveler will be the boutique hotels, country houses, lodges and guesthouses in the older, leafier suburbs, and those situated just beyond the city borders. I have chosen places that...
Johannesburg is the economic workhorse that powers the African continent. So while there are plenty of lovely small guesthouses scattered around the leafy suburbs, the larger hotels tend to come with a briefcase and mobile phone.
Virtually no one stays in downtown Jo’burg these days. Most hotels are in northern suburbs such as Sandton and Rosebank. I have selected ten of the best across a wide price range and geographical spread. They are not in any particular order of preference. They all have business facilities, wifi, meeting rooms, pool, and secure parking.
Johannesburg's Weather and Climate
Johannesburg's weather and average temperatures. Find out what the weather is like in Johannesburg from month to month as well as daily forecasts.
Best of Gauteng – Best of South Africa Tourism Province by Province
Geographically at the heart of South Africa, Gauteng is effectively made up of the cities of Tshwane (Pretoria), one of the South Africa's three capitals, Johannesburg, the economic engine that drives the country, and Soweto, the vast pulsating political heartbeat of the nation.
The Lion Park, Johannesburg – The Lion Park In Pictures
Johannesburg's famous Lion Park is not only one of South Africa's most famous tourist attractions but a popular film location used by everyone from National Geographic to the BBC.
Blue Train Diary – A Trip on South Africa’s Famous Blue Train
South Africa's luxury Blue Train runs regularly between Cape Town and Pretoria, stopping at Matjiesfontein on the way up and Kimberley on the way down. It has become a firm favourite with tourists.
Hector Pieterson Museum – A Memorial to the Soweto Uprisings
Description of the Hector Pieterson Museum in Soweto, South Africa, a memorial to the children who marched and died on the streets of the city in 1976-77.
Apartheid Museum - Apartheid Museum Johannesburg
The Apartheid Museum charts race relations in South Africa from the Gauteng goldfields in the 1890s through the harrowing years of apartheid to freedom, truth and reconciliation in the 1990s. If you wish to understand South Africa, it is essential viewing.
Constitution Hill – Constitution Hill, Apartheid Prison turned Supreme Court
Constitutional Hill, Apartheid prison turned supreme court in South Africa. Once one of South Africa's most notorious prisons, the site of the Old Fort, Braamfontein was deliberately chosen for the country's Constitutional Court, the highest in the land. The Court is dedicated to upholding a constitution dedicated to freedom and democracy.
Lilliesleaf Farm - Secret HQ of South Africa's Liberation Struggle
Secret headquarters of the ANC during South Africa's liberation struggle, it was at Lilliesleaf Farm that the Rivonia Trial defendants were captured. The farm is now a compelling museum dedicated to the story of the struggle against apartheid.
Old Willow No. 7 House Boats, Vaal Dam
Renting a house boat just outside of Johannesburg might not have been on your list of places to stay, but it's a delightful option. Old Willow No. 7 charters House Boats on the Vaal Dam just an hour south of Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city.
The Westcliff Hotel, Johannesburg
The Westcliff luxury hotel in Johannesburg, voted one of the 140 best new hotels in the world, is the best place to stay in the City of Gold, says David Bristow.
Radisson Blu Gautrain, Johannesburg
Right next to the Sandton Gautrain station and a few minutes' walk from the Sandton Centre, the Radisson Gautrain couldn't be more convenient. As corporate hotels go, it is also very comfortable and rather chic.
Johannesburg 2010 World Cup Information
Johannesburg, host city of two 2010 FIFA World Cup Stadiums. Johannesburg match listings, how to get to Jo'burg, where to stay, what to do, and more.
Pretoria (Tshwane) 2010 World Cup Information
Pretoria (Tshwane) a 2010 World Cup Stadium location. Pretoria match listings, how to get to Pretoria, where to stay, what to do, and more.