Johannesburg was a Gold mining settlement in the 1800s, which started putting South Africa on the map for its mineral riches.
The township, Soweto, was home to Freedom Fighter and Former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, and Human Rights Activist, Desmond Tutu.
Johannesburg, also referred to as Jozi or Jo’burg, is situated in the ‘highveld’, which is the wide plateau in the interior of South Africa. Johannesburg has famous locations such as the Cradle of Humankind, and other exhilarating activities including Gold Reef City and Pilanesberg National Park, to name a few.
Pretoria, also in the Gauteng Province is one of South Africa’s three Capital Cities. Pretoria is known for its beautiful Jacaranda trees that line the city’s streets, and is home to National Zoological Gardens of South Africa and Pretoria National Botanical Gardens. Pretoria has many museums, which makes the city fascinating to those who enjoy learning about history.
You will never run out of shopping malls and restaurants that water your taste buds, because there are plenty places to buy souvenirs, clothes, appliances and more. Boasting unique restaurants allows you to get a taste of Africa or an international taste but spun in a South African flavour.