Guateng South Africa
Johannesburg and Pretoria are the main cities most visitors use Johannesburg/Egoli as a jumping off center for safaris destinations such as Kruger,Okavango Delta, Kalahari and more! Equally important are Germiston,Vereeniging, Bronkhorstspruit and Randfontein as Guateng participants! Yes Guateng has a lot to offer the Visitor! All these cities have grown and flourished since the end of Apartheid in 1994!
Gauteng: quick facts
Languages: 19.8% isiZulu, 13.3% English, 12.4% Afrikaans, 11.6% Sesotho Population: 12 272 263 (2011)
Share of SA population: 23.7%
Area: 16 548 square kilometres
Share of total SA area: 1.4%
It is quite amazing to see how wonderfully all peoples work together in the Educational, Cultural,Arts,Tourism and other fields. Set aside time to visit the Cultural Centers including the famous University of the Witwatersrand very near to where my late wife Lolah and I lived! We attended many wonderful theater shows at the different theaters. One magnificent show put on by the late Dulcie Howes was Sleeping Beauty one of my favorites! Soweto and the Nelson Mandela Museum is in the house where he originally lived. It is a popular tourist attraction. Pretoria is the Administrative capital and houses the largest Correspondence University in the world! Rovos Rail considered to be one of the most luxurious trains in the world. It's HQ is there!
In springtime (September) Pretoria is ablaze with it's blue Jacarada trees! Sport one must not forget Rugby and the Blue Bulls they play at the famous Loftus Versfeld stadium! Soccer has the well known team Mamelodi Sundowners. Cricket another popular sport in Pretoria! They hosted the ICC Championship Trophy 2009at the Super Sport Park (Formerly Centurion Park) See videos and links below for more ideas and information