Gauteng is one of South Africa’s well-known provinces. Being one of the smaller provinces in South Africa, it serves as one of the biggest with reference to the economy, population and popularity. With 11 dominant languages and Johannesburg as its capital, it is sure to see that Gauteng offers more than you bargain for.

One of the latest happenings in Gauteng, is the Gautrain. The Gautrain has been in planning for a long time, but will soon open its doors to the people of Johannesburg. The railway will enable you to travel between Johannesburg, Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport.

Though not planned for the event, the route between Sandton and OR Tambo will open three days before the kick-off of the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup – enabling tourists and soccer fans to see what SA is capable of. The other leg of the project, is expected to be completed in 2011.

The people of Johannesburg will be able to enjoy luxurious interior styles while moving at a smooth 160km/h. According to, forecasts indicate that there will be about 100 000 passengers per day on the train. Due to its high quality service, the fares are a bit more expensive that your average rail and taxi fares. But then again, its not an average train…

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