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Gauteng, Sesotho for ‘Place of Gold, was built on the wealth of gold found deep underground. The region became the single largest gold producer in the world and the city of Johannesburg was founded. The Cullinan diamond which is the largest diamond ever mined, was mined at Cullinan, near Pretoria.

Gauteng’s main attraction is big business, but there is so much more – museums, galleries, historical battlefields, world class restaurants, shopping malls, music venues, adventure sports and more. The Nelson Mandela National Museum, commonly referred to as Mandela House in Orlando West, Soweto, is one of the major tourist attractions due to it’s deep history and tie to Madiba’s pre-presidential life.

50kms north of Johannesburg is the The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Explore the Sterkfontein caves, Swartkrans and Kromdraai among other fossil sites. The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, a tranquil natural sanctuary, lies 30kms west of Johannesburg’s city centre.

Although Gauteng is a heavily urbanised province much of it’s area is extensively cultivated for agriculture, providing the cities and towns of the province with daily fresh produce. Groundnuts, sunflowers, cotton and sorghum are also grown.

The climate is mostly influenced by altitude. Even though the province is at subtropical latitude, the climate is comparatively cooler, especially in Johannesburg at 1700m above sea level. Most precipitation occurs as brief afternoon thunderstorms. Winters are crisp and dry with frost occurring often in the southern areas. The Vaal River is the Province’s main water source and is a water sports playground.

Farming by Faith

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Our farm is pearl of great price hidden in the beautiful Thorntree conservancy and only a stones throw away from Johannesburg

Naledi Farm

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Naledi Farm was born out of our first book Tshimong Ya Meroho Le Naledi (In the Vegetable Garden with Naledi).

Rosemary Hill

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Rosemary Hill is a beautiful estate where guests can reconnect with nature, experience farm life, eat fresh organic food, explore the trails and find space to breathe.

Rydawi Pvt Ltd - Tilapia Farming David Fincham

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Aquaculture has been one the World’s fastest growing Agri-sectors for the past decade and a half. Much of this growth has been driven by the need to find alternative fish supplies

Tourvest Destination Management

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Tourvest DMC has a rich history in the travel trade industry and is a leading destination management company for Southern Africa.