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Golf Tours in Gauteng

Golf in Gauteng
You will find many excellent golf courses in and around Johannesburg. For the golf lover, playing golf is the best way to experience the Johannesburg area. Go on a golf tour and play on the best courses in the Johannesburg area while at the same time visiting some of the best tourist attractions the area has to offer. For more information on golf tours in Johannesburg visit the South African Golf Tours website.

Gauteng Art Gallery

Gauteng Art

The idea to open an art gallery in Johannesburg was born In 1904 when Lady Phillips, wife of the first chairman of the Rand Mines Company, sold her 21-carat ring to purchase three paintings by Wilson Steer. She used her wealthy connections to purchase more artwork over next 5 years. Sir Edwin Lutyens was commissioned to design the art gallery and the Johannesburg Art Gallery came to being. The Johannesburg art gallery has arguably the premier international collection in South Africa, including works by El Greco, Picasso, Rodin, Dalí, and Lichtenstein.

The gallery is situated in Joubert Park, and secure parking is available. The gallery also has an excellent selection of South Africa's best black artists, including sculptures by Venda artist Jackson Hlungwani and paintings by Helen Sebidi, Alfred Toba, and Gerard Sekoto. The rather boring Flemish and Dutch collections are more than made up for by the Brenthurst Collection of African Art, comprising curios plundered by European explorers in the 19th century, and later collections of traditional southern African artworks.

Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City

With its fully furnished miners houses, museum exhibits and the various gold mining artifacts; Gold Reef City is designed to be an authentic reproduction of Johannesburg in the years of the gold pioneers. A train circles the park enabling a quick perusal of the facilities. A popular attraction is the Gold Reef City Tribal Dancers who perform twice daily during the week, and three times daily at weekends. In addition to these appearances certain members perform the popular Gum Boot Dance and give a Marimba Show.

The park is built around the number 14 shaft of The Crown Mines. This shaft held the world shaft sinking record in 1969 when the sinking team drilled and blasted 77.5 meters through quartzite in 30 days. Gold Reef City offers visitors the opportunity to take a ride down this famous shaft. Every day a Gold Pour demonstration is held where a gold bar is smelted in an "arc" furnace and then cast into a bullion bar.

Lesedi Cultural Village

Lesedi Cultural Village

The Lesedi Cultural Village lies just 12 km north of Lanseria airport. Here you can experience the heartbeat of Africa in true bushveld surroundings. Visitors are offered the opportunity to tour traditional villages of the Ndebele, Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi and Sotho and learn about their customs and traditions.

A must-see for anyone who has not experienced African dancing is the Lesedi dancers with performances twice a day, every day. A traditional African feast awaits you at the end of your visit and dishes from around the African continent are presented to the visitor. For artifacts and souvenirs, browse through the craft market. Overnight accommodations are also available.

Museum Africa

Museum Africa

At the Museum Africa you will find a variety of exhibits mostly pertaining to the rich history of Africa. Museum Africa is located at the Newtown Cultural Precinct in Bree street Johannesburg.

Museum Africa has an impressive display of historic works of art, which will give you an insight into artists' impressions of the Anglo-Boer War. Geological specimens, paintings, prints, photographs and various objects from all corners of southern Africa are also on display. Allow yourself a couple of hours to fully enjoy all the displays that Museum Africa has to offer.

Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens

Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens

Located in Roodepoort in the West Rand of Gauteng is the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens which is a haven for birdwatching and picnic outings. Over 600 plant species and 220 bird species, as well as a number of reptile and small mammals such as antelope and jackal, occur naturally in the Nature Reserve. There are still a pair of eagle nestled next to the Witpoortjie Waterfall. Facilities include a nursery, book shop, gift shop and restaurant.

The Cradle of Humankind

Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind is a World Heritage Site. It is about 50km southwest of Johannesburg. It contains a complex of limestone caves, including the Sterkfontein Caves, where the 2.3-million year-old fossil Mrs. Ples was found as well as the Wonder Cave. There are more than three dozen fossil-bearing caves in the Cradle of Humankind. Other important sites include: Bolt's Farm, Cooper's Cave, Drimolen, Gondolin, Haasgat, Kromdraai, Minaars Cave, Motsetsi, Plovers Lake, Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Wonder Cave

The Apartheid Museum

Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum is a museum complex in Johannesburg, South Africa dedicated to illustrating apartheid and the 20th century history of South Africa. The museum was designed by an architectural consortium, which was made out of several leading firms. The building was designed to reflect the South African experience and to be centred around a garden designed to replicate the indigenous Veld. The exhibits include film footage, photographs, text panels, and artefacts. A series of 22 separate exhibition areas lead the visitor sequentially through the prelude to and history of apartheid, including the situation in South Africa post-apartheid.

Montecasino

Montecasino

Montecasino is a major recreational centre in Sandton with the biggest movie screen in Africa, Casino and skatepark. It is built to look like an old Italian castle, even having fake sky inside bringing the spirit of Tuscany to life. It has the piazza area consisting of 6 restaurants, a high-class business hotel and a 1900 seater theater. It situated only a few hundred metres from the offramps of major highways. Facilities include: Casino, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Bars, Clubs, Food Court, Cinemas and many more.

Dinokeng

Dinokeng

Dinokeng has several game reserves and conservancies linked together and restocked with game with the potential to form a large Big Five game reserve in future. Dinokeng is a great destination for anyone travelling with time pressure or a tight budget - there's just so much to do, all packed into an outdoor setting so close to the city!

Gauteng Towns

Alberton , Arcadia , Auckland Park , Bardene , Bartlett , Bedfordview , Benoni , Boekenhoutskloof , Boksburg , Bonaero Park , Bredell , Bronkhorstspruit , Brooklyn , Bruma , Brummeria , Bryanston , Centurion , Chartwell , Club View , Constantia Park , Cradle of Humankind , Cullinan , De Wagensdrift , Die Wilgers , Dinokeng , Donkerhoek , Edenvale , Elandsdrift , Eldoraigne , Erasmuskloof , Erasmusrand , Fairland , Farrarmere , Ferndale , Fourways , Gallo Manor , Garsfontein ,Germiston , Glen Austin , Glen Marais , Glenvista , Groenkloof , Halfway House , Hartbeespoort , Hatfield , Heidelberg , Hennopspark , Honeydew , Houghton , Hyde Park , Illovo , Irene , Isando , Jet Park , Johannesburg , Kameeldrift , Kempton Park , Klippoortjie , Knoppieslaagte , Kromdraai , Krugersdorp , Kyalami , Lakefield , Lanseria , Linden , Little Falls , Lonehill , Lynnwood , Lyttelton , Magaliesburg , Melrose , Melville , Menlo Park , Menlyn , Meyersdal , Meyerspark , Midrand , Mnandi , Modderfontein , Mondeor , Monrick , Montana , Morningside , Muldersdrift , Murrayfield , New Redruth , Newmarket , Noordheuwel , Northcliff , North Riding , OR Tambo Airport , Ormonde , Parktown , Pretoria , Pretoria East , Pomona , Randburg , Randfontein , Randhart , Raslouw , Riviera, Ravenswood , Rivonia , Roodepoort , Rosebank , Rosherville , Ruimsig , Rust de Winter , Samrand , Sandown , Sandton , Sandhurst , Selection Park , Silver Lakes , Solheim , Springs , Sunninghill , The Reeds , Vereeniging , Vanderbijlpark , Walkerville , Wapadrand , Waterkloof , Waverley , Weltevredenpark , Westcliff , Woodmead


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