10 Things to Do in Gauteng That You Shouldn't Miss

September 2, 2017 Hana Mouser

Gauteng in South Africa, from Africa region, is best know for Equestrian Trails. Discover best things to do in Gauteng with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Gauteng

1. Horseback Africa

P.O.Box 905 | Cullinan, Pretoria 0001, South Africa +27 12 735 9909
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5 based on 158 reviews

Horseback Africa

Reviewed By Dan W - London, England, United Kingdom

I have been here twice - once in 2008 and again in November 2017. Both times were spectacular. The people are great and they obviously really care about the animals and their conservations work. This is not a zoo - you see animals in the wild but you also get really close to baby lion cubs before they become bigger / too dangerous to interact with. The horse riding safari is also a really good way to see other animals they have - including giraffes, zebra and kudu. The animals let you get much closer when you are on a horse. I have never ridden a horse other than at Horseback Africa - it is suitable for total beginners because the tuition from the guides is so good. It is a magical place, and I would highly recommend. It was one of the highlights of both my stays in South Africa.
The second time I visited I also stayed the night in the accommodation on site. The rooms are nice and quite quirky (in a good way). The food is pretty basic. For me, that adds to the experience but if you are looking for 5* luxury accommodation and gourmet food it may be better to stay elsewhere - but do not miss out on visiting during the day
You must visit this place if you can!

2. Lindfield Victorian House Museum

72 Richmond Avenue | Entrance Greenlands Road, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa +27 11 726 2932
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5 based on 119 reviews

Lindfield Victorian House Museum

(Open by appointment only.) The stories that lived (and still live) within the walls of the Lindfield Victorian House Museum tell a tale of Johannesburg during an era that, more than any other, shaped urban Johannesburg as we know it today. A tale of the day-to-day family life and fashion trends, masters and servants, elegance, high culture, high teas, social etiquette and intellectual achievements. The spirit of this amazing era lives on in the museum and visitors not only learn its cultural history, but also experience the ambiance of a bygone world.

Reviewed By ColetteDee - Roodepoort, South Africa

When gold was discovered in Johannesburg, people from all over Europe came here to try and find their fortune. The wives, homesick for their countries of birth, recreated their cultures in their homes. Katherine, the host, dressed as a chambermaid, has a wealth of knowledge and treasures from the Victorian age - late 1800's, which blows the mind. What a truly remarkable experience! Every surface, every part of the house has an historical object to amaze and educate you. Authentically furnished and decorated rooms give you insight into the way people used to live, and the nursery/playroom is a creepy delight, with dolls and toys and a mind boggling dolls house with miniature... everything (!) from the era. Wow! Katherine has lived in the house for 50 years and has no help due to the fragility of all the treasures, hence the dust, but it adds to the character of the place. She worries about what would happen to this heritage site when she is too old to care for it and we truly hope some organization will identify it as worthy of a trust to preserve it for future generations. It needs to remain a museum, as it gives a rare insight into a part of history we don't know much about these days. Step into a forgotten and fascinating era. A worthwhile visit!

3. Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

R513, Brits 0251, Pretoria 0251, South Africa +27 12 504 9906
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4.5 based on 504 reviews

Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

The Cheetah Centre in South Africa was established in 1971, initially as a cheetah breeding project and the Centre has during the past 40 years bred over 800 cheetah cubs. Various conservation projects have been initiated since its inception which also inlcudes a successful African wild dog breeding programme. Known in the past as the De Wildt Cheetah Centre the name has recently been changed to the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre as a tribute to the woman who has devoted her life to the survival of the cheetahs as well as other rare and endangered species

Reviewed By ToTrebor - Toronto, Canada

They are conserving both cheetah and wild dogs. The latter is particularly threatened so this work is very important Two safari type trips a day which are both entertaining and very informative. The staff are clearly very dedicated to their work. Opportunity to “adopt” animals...MoreMany thanks for your kind words - we all live by Ann's motto: "Conservation through Education". It is only through people like yourselves that we can continue to grow the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre.

4. Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Malcolm Road | Poortview, Roodepoort 1732, South Africa +27 86 100 1278
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4.5 based on 492 reviews

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Welcome to an Eden hidden in the West Rand of Gauteng where beautiful nature welcomes visitors and the rushing water of the Witpoortjie Waterfall, gushing from a height of 70 metres, soothes and revitalises careworn city-dwellers. The garden is home to a pair of breeding Verreaux's Eagles (Black Eagles) which have become proud symbols of this majestic garden. Walking, hiking, picnics, exercising, bird watching, relaxing, nature appreciation, are some of the popular activities of visitors to the garden.

Reviewed By Xistudo - Sao Paulo, SP

South Africa is very interesting and although the number of attractions are little compared to old countries it does worth a lot program yourself.

Today we visit this botanical Gardens! What amused me was not the variety of species, nope but the infrastructure! Fabulous even the trails to the top of the waterfall!
I imagined doing picnics there, watching Concerts there! There are is huge and there is nature everywhere!

5. Liliesleaf Farm & Museum

7 George Avenue, Rivonia 2191, South Africa +27 11 803 7882
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4.5 based on 231 reviews

Liliesleaf Farm & Museum

Reviewed By on4ajt - Leopoldsburg, Belgium

Due recommandation of our host we visited Liliesleaf Farm on our last day of our 2nd roundtrip through SA. The premisis is well maintained and the exhibit is very interesting. A short movie tells you the story & history of the farm. After visiting we learned more about SA history again. Things we did not know before or were not aware they ever happened. Pitty time went too short, we had to leave for the airport.

6. Apartheid Museum

Northern Parkway | Ormonde, Johannesburg, South Africa +27 11 309 4700
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Apartheid Museum

This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.

Reviewed By jwkeebs - Lansdale, Pennsylvania

I knew a little bit about Apartheid before visiting the museum, but there was so much I did not know. This museum does a great job of detailing the history and explaining the atrocities. I loved learning more about Nelson Mandela-- what a remarkable human being. This was a sobering experience as we visited the museum after an amazing vacation in South Africa, and just before leaving and getting on a plane back home to the USA. The museum is thoughtfully organized, and there is a lot to read. I am grateful I got a chance to visit this museum.

7. Constitution Hill

Constitutional Court | Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa +27 11 381 3100
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Constitution Hill

Nowhere can the story of South Africa's turbulent past and its extraordinary transition to democracy be told as it is at Constitution Hill. Constitution Hill is a national heritage site situated in the Johannesburg CBD and is home to the Constitutional Court of South Africa- the highest court in the country on constitutional matters. Once a place of injustice and brutality, where South Africa's leading political activists, including Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, were detained, the site has been transformed into a place of solidarity and democracy, home to the Women's Gaol museum, Number Four Museum, and Old Fort Museum. Apart from its engaging and gripping Exhibitions, Constitution Hill is also open to the public for guided tours and has become an important platform for Heritage, Education, and Tourism related programmes. The vast variety of programmes hosted at Constitution Hill enable us to embrace current issues, celebrate days of national significance, address matters of public interest and create a forum for public debate. With its rich history and character Constitution Hill boasts of ideal platforms to educate and learn about South Africa's story. ConHill, as it is famously known, also offers a variety of multi-purpose venues, suitable for conferencing, Performances, a large array of events and for public activities and programmes.

Reviewed By Chong A

Constitution Hill was a prison rebuilt to be a Court. We were shown the hardship of inmates and the cruelty they were subjected and the cramped conditions the lived in. It was somewhat sickening to learn about this piece of history. This visit is part...MoreDear Chong A, Thank you for visiting and for sharing your experience. We hope you will continue to share with friends and family about the site. Best regards

Johannesburg 2196, South Africa +27 11 759 7217
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Gautrain

Gautrain is Africa’s first world-class, modern rapid rail and bus service for Gauteng, a province regarded as the economic heartland of South Africa.

Reviewed By Kashi P - Greater Johannesburg, South Africa

One of the most convenient forms of transport within the north. Safe, clean and well organised. Same style as the London Overground. Been taking it for years. Occasionally experiences cable theft but after all, this is South Africa. Train saved me many a nerve bypassing traffic for work or flying to the airport.

9. Neighbourgoods Market

73 Juta Street, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa +27 81 416 2605
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4.5 based on 268 reviews

Neighbourgoods Market

Reviewed By Nix_Mpt - Maputo, Mozambique

What a great way to spend a Saturday - was spoiled for choice with the different food offerings and cuisines - do bring hunger!
Many stalls offering a variety, with most of them with POS facilities.
Parking may be an issue and of course Seating once inside.
The rooftop is lovely with a DJ, and additional bars, provides a chilled ambience.
Would definitely return...often!

10. Satyagraha House

15 Pine Road, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa +27 82 673 5671
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4.5 based on 138 reviews

Satyagraha House

Reviewed By Gilda18 - Sandton,South Africa

Gandhi had a profound influence in South Africa and a visit to his home in the suburbs is uplifting. Quiet serenity pervades the establishment which has well displayed historical photos and lots of information. There is usually someone around to tell you more. Beautifully maintained under the management of Edna Oberholzer, this place is worth a visit, a stay over and good vegetarian meals.

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