Gauteng Places to See

Here you will find a overview of Gauteng Places to See.
Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam

Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam

Just 6km from Johannesburg’s city centre, Emmarentia Dam and the surrounding botanical gardens provide a beautiful green space and recreational area for Joburgers and visitors alike. A popular weekend picnicking site, the park is also one of the best places to visit...

Stock Exchanges

Stock Exchanges

The discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886 led to many mining and financial companies opening and a need soon arose for a stock exchange. The Johannesburg Exchange & Chambers Company was established by a London businessman, Benjamin Minors Woollan and...

National Bank Building

National Bank Building

The National Bank Building also known as the Corner House is situated on the corner of Market and Simmonds Streets in Johannesburg. The address 38-40 Simmonds Street corresponds to Stand 205 F. It was designed by renowned architects Leck and Emley in 1903, and...

Standard Bank Harrison Street

Standard Bank Harrison Street

The Standard Bank Building (10 November 1908) was designed by Architects Stucke & Bannister. It is found in Marshalltown in the city of Johannesburg in Commissioner, Harrison and Fox streets. Design The building has a handsome stone-faced design in the neo-Baroque...

Rand Club – JHB

Rand Club – JHB

To visualize the conditions under which Rand Club was founded, one must picture the community in which it came into being.  In the mid 19th century there was a piece of land that stretched for 30 miles south of the little village of Pretoria and it was an almost...

Commissioner Street

Commissioner Street

Commissioner Street is a major one-way street in the Central Business District of Johannesburg, South Africa. It runs from the M31 to the M1, and is indicated as the R24. The Carlton Centre, the tallest building in Africa, is located on the street, as is the southern...

Carlton Centre

Carlton Centre

If you want a bird’s-eye view of Johannesburg, the 50-storey Carlton Centre is the place to go. Visitors to the centre can enjoy a panoramic view of the City of Gold from the Top of Africa, as the topmost floor of the building is known. The tallest building in Africa...

Supreme Court – Pritchard Street

Supreme Court – Pritchard Street

The bronze dome of the South Gauteng High Court is a landmark befitting Johannesburg and befitting its function. The recessed arched entrance to the South Gauteng High Court is the heart of the precinct with numerous law firms in the immediate surrounding...

Cuthberts

Cuthberts

The firm of WM Cuthbert & Co, shoe merchants, was established in 1882. Their Johannesburg building was designed by architects Stucke & Bannister and was completed in 1904. It rapidly became a major landmark in the mining town and retains many of its Victorian...

Rissik Street Post Office

Rissik Street Post Office

ONE of Johannesburg's oldest public buildings, the Rissik Street Post Office, is a sad, rundown structure these days, overlooking the City Hall like a benevolent grandfather, waiting quietly to be revived to its former graceful elegance. It is one of the buildings...

Cullinan

Cullinan

Richly lined with both Jacarandas and Oak trees, Cullinan’s main street (Oak Avenue) is a living museum and favourite destination amongst tourists. Whether you’re looking to spend some cash in one of the little shops, or enjoy a delicious lunch with friends or take a...

William Prinsloo Museum

William Prinsloo Museum

The history of the development of agriculture in South Africa as well as a collection of vehicles of yesteryear (eg donkey and horse carts, ox-wagons, coaches, carriages and spiders) are displayed in the main building. Various old agricultural implements will bring...

African Window Museum

African Window Museum

An historical overview of major South African artists, 1000-year-old clay figurines from Limpopo Province and an apartheid exhibit about the forced removals of people from Marabastad in Pretoria are just some of the highlights of a visit to the most extensive...

Pioneer Museum

Pioneer Museum

The Pioneer open air Museum in Silverton is set in a graciously restored Victorian settler farmstead complete with horse mill and threshing floor, farming implements intact. While enjoying a cup of coffee and homemade bread, visitors can experience a way of life that...

Pretoria Botanical Gardens

Pretoria Botanical Gardens

This 76 ha urban oasis is a pristine getaway situated in the eastern suburbs of South Africa's administrative capital, Pretoria. A 35 m high quartzite outcrop divides the Garden in two sections. Its frosty south-facing section and the north-facing, warmer section...

Bryntirion

Bryntirion

Bryntirion Estate incorporates the Mahlamba Ndlopfu residence of the president of South Africa, the vice president's residence (called the OR Tambo House), the presidential guest house, many homes of cabinet ministers, 15 tennis courts, and a 9 hole presidential golf...

Union Buildings

Union Buildings

South Africa’s Union Buildings, the official seat of the national government, house the offices of the president and are located in Tshwane. They are a South African national monument. The buildings and amphitheatre are an easily recognisable landmark for most South...

State Theatre

State Theatre

The South African State Theatre, located in Tshwane, is one of the primary performing arts venues in the country. Since its doors opened in 1981, the theatre complex has hosted numerous plays, musicals, operas, ballets, dramas, cabarets and children’s theatre...

Staat Model School

Staat Model School

The Staats Model School is situated on the corner of Lilian Ngoyi (previously Van der Walt) and Nana Sita (previously Skinner) Streets in Pretoria, Gauteng Province,Republic of South Africa. It originated from a school established in 1893 to train teachers in the Zuid...

Melrose House

Melrose House

Melrose House is a charming historical museum that can be found in Jacob Maré Street in the picturesque town of Pretoria. Conveniently perched across from Burger's Park, it is elegant and a remnant of the colonial South Africa of times past. Melrose House was named...

Victoria Hotel

Victoria Hotel

There’s some uncertainty about when the Victoria Hotel was actually built, but there’s no doubt that it’s Pretoria’s oldest hotel – as the blue plaque on the corner of the street attests to. Originally called the Station Hotel, because of it’s proximity to the Sir...

Pretoria Station

Pretoria Station

Significance Pretoria Station is situated at the beginning of Paul Kruger Street (was Market Street). This street runs all the way through to Church Square towards the valley and hills situated to the north of Pretoria (Greig 1970:167). The station accommodated many...

Transvaal Museum

Transvaal Museum

The Ditsong National Museum of Natural History formerly known as the Transvaal Museum was founded as the Staatsmuseum of the ZAR on the 1st of December 1892.  And it has, since then acted as custodian and documentation centre of South Africa’s natural heritage. The...

Pretoria City Hall

Pretoria City Hall

The Pretoria City Hall, the largest public hall in South Africa, was built to celebrate the city-status of Pretoria which was obtained in 1931. An architectural competition occurred in 1826, and the winning design by FG McIntosh was chosen to be used for the Pretoria...

Church Square

Church Square

Church Square in central Pretoria was the site of the city’s first church, built in 1855. During its early years, the square was used as a marketplace and sports field. Today Church Square is a relaxing spot for visitors who adore 19th-century and early 20th-century...

Kruger House

Kruger House

The Kruger Museum and its contents bear witness to the forceful personality of the man who lived there as leader of a small republic in southern Africa, at a stormy and unsettling time of his people’s long struggle against British imperialism. The Museum consists of...

Marabastad

Marabastad

Background Marabastad was a culturally diverse community, with the Hindu Mariamman Temple arguably being its most prominent landmark. Like the residents of other racially diverse areas in South Africa, such as District Six, "Fietas" and Sophiatown, the inhabitants of...

Artillery Road

Artillery Road

The first annexation of the Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek by Sir Theophilus Shepstone in 1877 led to the establishment of a military camp on the present premises of the South African Army Headquarters. This camp housed the five thousand strong British force that was...

Potgieter Street Jail

Potgieter Street Jail

 Pretoria Central Prison With a permanent exhibition at this maximum security prison, the museum represents some of the history of the Department of Correctional Services – the buildings previously occupied by inmates and wardens, and the life and times of prisoners...

The Pretoria Forts

The Pretoria Forts

As a direct result of the abortive Jameson Raid of 1896, the Volksraad of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek realised that they would have to make far better arrangements for the defence of the Transvaal and, in particular, Pretoria. The raiders had penetrated to within...

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