Central Place 1
Cnr Jeppe & Henry Nxumalo Street
Gauteng, South Africa
PO Box 2200,
Tel 011 639 1600
Fax 011 639 1700
A vibrant, lively mix of energy and diversity, Gauteng is renowned for being South Africa's and, indeed Africa's, economic, financial, business and entertainment epicentre.
Gauteng offers an amazing array of historical, cultural and natural attractions, Tshwane (Pretoria), Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni (the East Rand), the West Rand, Metsweding (Cullinan) and Sedibeng (Vaal).
All these regions are linked by Gauteng's vast and efficient road and rail networks and well developed infrastructure. Africa's most modern international airport O.R Thambo (Johannesburg International) is situated in Ekurhuleni firmly establishing the region as the gateway to the continent.
The discovery of hominid fossils in the Sterkfontein area in the West Rand indicated that bipedal human ancestors populated this area for almost as long as in the eastern African regions. Evidence of their existence is located at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. During the Stone and Iron Ages the Witwatersrand was populated with settlements of various sizes scattered among the hills and valleys.
The scenic Vaal, Klip and Suikerbos Rivers give life to the whole of Gauteng. Not only feeding the important industrial towns of the Sedibeng region, they also provide refreshingly quiet spaces for Gautengers to take a day or weekend break. Nature and wildlife trails, game parks, two exceptional zoos and the mysterious African bush are all just a stone's throw away from some of Africa's most modern cities.