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Gauteng is a South African province located in the heart of the Highveld. Sharing borders with Limpopo, Mpumalanga, the Free State and the North West, Gauteng is the only landlocked province without an international border.

Despite being the smallest province in South Africa, Gauteng is very urbanized and also hosts the largest population. This is perhaps due to the fact that two of South Africa’s major cities, Pretoria and Johannesburg, are found there. Pretoria is the executive and administrative capital, as well as the de facto national capital of South Africa. It is very laidback and offers a slower pace of life. Pretoria is also very pretty, being nicknamed the “Jacaranda City” due to over 50,000 jacaranda plants that line the streets.

Johannesburg or Jo’burg as it is known to locals, is much busier and is the largest city in South Africa. Despite not being a capital, Johannesburg is one of the world’s youngest cities and is considered the powerhouse of the African continent.

It is true that Gauteng is known for its modern cities, but outside of Johannesburg is an area known as the Cradle of Humankind. An UNESCO World Heritage Site, a large number of human ancestry fossil finds have been made there thus highlighting the very long history of the African continent.

The gateway to South Africa, Gauteng is an exciting destination rich in history and culture.

 


 

South Africa Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to South Africa.

Learn about the history and culture of South Africa, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about South Africa's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering South Africa for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our South Africa tours today!

 

Extend Your Stay

After your South Africa vacation, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from South Africa or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours.

 

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  • A World in One Country

    Enjoy a tour of the best of South Africa, packed full of activities and ‘must-see’ areas from Kruger National Park to the Zulu Kingdom, ending in Cape Town, South Africa’s ‘Mother City’.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,638
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • A World In One Country: Kruger & The Kingdoms

    Enjoy a tour of the best of South Africa, packed full of activities and ‘must-see’ areas from Kruger National Park to the Zulu Kingdom, ending in Durban.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,296
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Africa On Foot

    A true wildlife experience in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve combining walking and vehicle safaris through Big Five territory in one of the largest privately owned game reserves in South Africa.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 905
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Safaris, Single Friendly
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Arathusa Safari Lodge

    Arathusa is located within the world renowned Sabi Sand Private reserve adjacent to the un-fenced Kruger National Park. It is perfect for the nature enthusiast who seeks an affordable intimate environment and warm hospitality on their African Safari.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,665
    Trip Type:
    Game Lodges, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris, VIP Luxury Touring
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Blue Train: Cape Town to Pretoria

    Enjoy grace and elegance as you sit back and relax travelling through the panoramic countryside of South Africa. Start from either Cape Town of Pretoria and let the Blue Train work its spell.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,261
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, VIP Luxury Touring
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Blue Train: Pretoria to Cape Town

    Enjoy grace and elegance as you sit back and relax travelling through the panoramic countryside of South Africa. Start from either Cape Town of Pretoria and let the Blue Train work its spell.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,261
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, VIP Luxury Touring
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Cape & Safari Dynasty

    This South Africa vacation emphasises the natural beauty of this incredibly diverse country, from African safari opportunities in the northwest, to the unrivalled environments and wildlife of the Western Cape.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,516
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Independent Travel Modules, Safaris
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Chisomo Safari Camp

    A safari adventure with extra smiles, the staff at Chisomo are sure to make you feel welcome on your African safari.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 694
    Trip Type:
    Game Lodges
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Chobe Elephants & Livingstone

    Travel from Livingstone to the Falls and enjoy a tour before a sunset cruise on the Zambezi. Next, visit Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant concentration in Africa.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,867
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Safaris
    Botswana See Trip Details
  • Chobe Elephants & Victoria Falls

    Chobe’s wildlife is very diverse. Only an hour from Victoria Falls, it is home to the largest concentration of elephant in Africa who assemble along the Chobe River during the dry season.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,855
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Safaris
    Botswana See Trip Details
  • Hamilton's Tented Camp

    Named after Colonel Stephenson Hamilton who was instrumental in establishing the world famous Kruger National Park, Hamilton's Tentend Camp reflects a safari adventure of the early 20th century.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,777
    Trip Type:
    Game Lodges, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Impodimo Game Lodge

    Go on a family-friendly safari to a luxury game lodge in South Africa’s north. Learn to track the Big Five alongside dedicated rangers and trackers before unwinding with a massage in your luxury room and enjoying excellent food and drink in the dining boma at Impodimo Game Reserve.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,960
    Trip Type:
    Game Lodges
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Ivory Tree Game Lodge

    In Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Ivory Tree Game Lodge offers a luxurious, yet natural setting for your safari.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,152
    Trip Type:
    Game Lodges
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Jock Safari Lodge

    Situated in a private concession within the Kruger National Park, magnificent trees and an abundance of bird life surround Jock Safari Lodge. The Lodge incorporates the romance and elegance of the past, while reflecting in its style the indigenous Zulu and Shangaan cultures.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,645
    Trip Type:
    Game Lodges, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Johannesburg

    South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg is the financial and commercial heart of the country. With boutiques, superb eateries, cafes and entertainment, there’s something for everyone.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 339
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Kapama Karula Lodge

    Consisting of seven luxury air-conditioned tents and five large exclusive suites Kapama Karula Lodge is the epitome of luxury. Kapama Private Game Reserve is the largest single-owner game reserve in the region and is renowned for superb safari vacations.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,597
    Trip Type:
    Game Lodges, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Kapama River Lodge

    Kapama Private Game Reserve occupies a vast area between the northern Drakensberg mountains and the Greater Kruger National Park. Kapama River Lodge features 40 spacious air-conditioned suites, 20 Spa suites, and 2 Royal Suites.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 990
    Trip Type:
    Game Lodges, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Kings Camp

    This intimate Colonial style lodge is dedicated to a gracious style of hospitality from a bygone era. You will experience fine South African cuisine, an exceptional wine cellar and will be made to feel like you are part of the family, all in a spectacular setting.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,088
    Trip Type:
    Game Lodges, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Kruger to Falls Adventure: from Johannesburg

    Spend two weeks immersed in nature at its grandest on this Africa safari. Experience three of the continent’s most dynamic countries, including a South Africa safari, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,793
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Locally Escorted Tours, Single Friendly
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve

    This luxury lodge, with fine dining, outstanding cuisine and extensive wine cellar, is situated on a Hilltop Sanctuary overlooking a natural waterhole. Accommodation is spacious and luxurious, every little detail has been looked after and you will feel pampered throughout your stay.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,683
    Trip Type:
    Game Lodges, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

    Unparalleled and extraordinarily beautiful in its simplicity and texture is how Ivory Lodge has been described, and it has been recognized with various international awards. Experience the African Bushveld in lavish comfort and style.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,360
    Trip Type:
    Game Lodges, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Lion Sands Narina Lodge

    You will be surprised at how a visit to Lion Sands Narina Lodge can completely restore ones energy. When you’re right on the Sabie River, watching the animals, surrounded by bush and sky, you really feel like you’ve escaped from the world.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,514
    Trip Type:
    Game Lodges, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Lion Sands River Lodge

    Lion Sands River Lodge offers you one of the warmest welcomes you could hope to encounter on your travels and you will be pampered from the moment you arrive. Where the quiet luxury of the rooms provides a place of repose after a day of overwhelming and enriching adventure.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,136
    Trip Type:
    Game Lodges, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris, VIP Luxury Touring
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

    With 5000 hectares of wild bush in this private concession within the world-renowned Kruger National Park, you can go exploring off-road and follow the footsteps of the leopard. The Lodge style is grand and spacious with a feeling of historical opulence.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,514
    Trip Type:
    Game Lodges, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris, VIP Luxury Touring
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Livingstone & Victoria Falls

    Visit Livingstone and explore its immense wilderness. Enjoy a guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of the world’s seven natural wonders, then embark on a sunset cruise of the Zambezi River.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,075
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Zambia See Trip Details
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