Getaways in Gauteng
From the City of Gold itself, Johannesburg, to the deep gullies, wonderful kloofs and crystal clear streams and waterfalls of Magaliesberg, Gauteng getaways feature some of the most fascinating locations in Southern Africa.
For a weekend getaway, Gauteng province offers a vast range of experiences and holiday makers have a choice of staying close to the exciting city centre, enjoying the authentic excitement of an African game lodge or even luxuriating in a countryside getaway amidst beautiful vistas.
The City of Gold
Johannesburg is the economic hub of Southern Africa and a great Gauteng weekend getaway destination for visitors looking for a truly cosmopolitan experience and some of the best shopping districts to be found.
Here one can find some of the largest producers of gold and diamonds, jewellery and precious stones in the world as well as world-class hotels, fine guest houses, lodges and other venues.
Nestled in landscaped gardens in Johannesburg, 10 2nd Avenue Houghton Estate is a 5-star boutique hotel dedicated to luxury living and impeccable personalised service. Daily champagne breakfasts and delicious signature Deli Lunch await and the venue is perfect for weekend getaway events, private functions and weddings.
For sumptuous living a mere hour’s drive from central Gauteng along the serene bend of the Magalies River on the edge of river-bush and woodlands, the De Hoek Country Hotel is a relaxing getaway destination.
Weekends, weddings, honeymoons, conferences and prestigious events can be held at the facilities at Stonebridge House and the hotel is known for its outstanding service, bespoke accommodation and delicious cuisine.
Valley Lodge on the other hand is perfect for a recreational weekend getaway with activities including tennis, volleyball, walking trails, boating, fishing, birding and swimming. A state-of-the-art spa and gym and classic country cuisine surrounded by the beauty of a nature reserve, rounds out the Gauteng getaway experience.
Historic Gauteng Retreats
The World Heritage Site known as the Cradle of Humankind can be found in the Kromdraai Valley Muldersdrift. The discovery of the oldest complete skull of an adult female dating back between 2.6 and 2.8 million years has made the Sterkfontein Caves a popular destination. Tourists have the opportunity to go down into the caves and explore for themselves and excavations continue to this day.
The Misty Hills Country Hotel provides rustic accommodation on the threshold of the Kromdraai Valley with 209 stone-built thatched rooms and suites on the property. Guests are able to dine at the Carnivore Restaurant or relax at the Misty Hills Spa after their explorations in and around this historic Gauteng getaway destination.
Although South Africa’s smallest province, Gauteng is South Africa’s most cosmopolitan and offers a diverse range of experiences. Contacting expert travel consultants for recommendations on a fine selection of accommodation choices during your stay will improve your getaways in Gauteng.
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