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I Love Roodepoort because …
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I Love Roodepoort because …

Hi, I’m Muzi Mohale from Roodepoort in Gauteng. Through my love for travelling and the internet I blog about the travel and tourism industry in South Africa ROODEPOORT IS BEST KNOWN FOR the discovery of Gold in 1884. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden. THE BEST golf PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN at Ruimsig Country Club. OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Poortview. WHEN THE WEATHER'S GOOD, I LIKE TO visit Hillfox Flea Market. WHEN THE WEATHER'S BAD, I LIKE TO shop at Clearwater Mall. I THINK THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT IS Summer because of all the outdoor activities...
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Take a hike in Gauteng!
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Take a hike in Gauteng!

When you say the word ‘Gauteng’, people invariably think of Jo’burg or Pretoria, of a bustling metropolis, of bumper-to-bumper highway traffic, even of coalmines, dust and crowded, inner-city informal settlements. It’s not pretty maybe, but it’s part of the deal. What we all tend to forget, is
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Gauteng Adventure – Adrenalin Junkie Activities in Gauteng
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Gauteng Adventure – Adrenalin Junkie Activities in Gauteng

Addicted to adrenaline and you find yourself in the place of gold? Then you haven't far to look for activities that will keep you out of doors under a wide sky and push you to the limit. The gateway to Africa, Gauteng might be the smallest province, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in dazzle and action, particularly when you consider that the young Johannesburg is the powerhouse of Africa. Not everyone is working and networking all the time, however, and there is plenty of action activity available if you but look. One is seldom short of something to do in Johannesburg, Pretoria...
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Mandela Square – A Popular Venue for Tourists
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Mandela Square – A Popular Venue for Tourists

Situated in the heart of Sandton Central, in Johannesburg, the Nelson Mandela Square is surrounded by world-class Sandton hotels and restaurants. The popular Sandton City Shopping Centre is adjacent to the Square and is a shopper’s paradise. Sandton Square made headlines in 2004 when, as commemorating South Africa’s first decade of democracy, a specially donated six metre bronze statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled, and the square aptly renamed Nelson Mandela Square at Sandton City. The statue was sculpted by Kobus Hattingh and Jacob Maponyane and weighs over 2.5 tons measuring 2.3 metres ...
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Township Tourism in South Africa
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Township Tourism in South Africa

It could only be the can-do spirit of South Africans that took what most people consider to be one of our country’s failings, and turned it into something positive. Township tourism, which took off after our first post-Apartheid elections in 1994, is becoming increasingly more popular, as visitors to the country look for a more ‘authentic’ experience, away from game reserves, Table Mountain, and the usual breathtaking scenery. The idea is pretty much self-explanatory; visitors are taken on guided tours through South Africa’s townships - historically marginalised communities where non-whites...
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Jozi Attractions
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Jozi Attractions

A massive city and boasting many ‘firsts’, Johannesburg boasts an impressive number of awesome attractions to suit both young and old. First off, the Apartheid Museum is oddly located next to the fun-park thrills of Gold Reef City. This is an essential South African experience which tells the apartheid story with a confronting sensory verve through large, visually stunning displays and excellent audio visual exhibits. For a trip down memory lane or to experience some of South Africa’s sad history, visit the Apartheid Museum. The Hector Pieterson Memorial is another must visit. Through the u...
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Discovering Gauteng
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Discovering Gauteng

South Africa's smallest province, Gauteng, is its richest and is home to most large corporations head offices and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The city of Johannesburg was founded because of the gold mining industry and all of the large mining houses have their headquarters in Gauteng. Gauteng is the country's busiest province by far - it seems that no one rests in Gauteng, and the culture is one of urban indulgence and a work hard, play hard mentality. In Johannesburg the nightlife is excellent, with many of the countries hottest bars, restaurants and clubs located here. It is also...
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The Cradle of Humankind … right here in South Africa
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The Cradle of Humankind … right here in South Africa

The Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO world heritage site located approximately 50kms from the metropolis of Johannesburg, has been the site of many archaeological and anthropological finds since the early 20th century. The most famous of these discoveries was the unearthing of “Mrs. Ples” (Australopithecus africanus), dating back 2.3 million years, at the Sterkfontein caves. This evidence of our early ancestors prompted the naming of the 474 square kilometer site, home to more than three dozen other caves bearing fossilized hominid remains. Ever since these discoveries first became known, tour...
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