There is also information about What's On in Gauteng, where you are welcome to submit your upcoming event free of charge.
Information on the history of Gauteng and surrounding suburbs
Gauteng Happenings has a wide range of Gauteng holiday accommodation, as well as a vast selection of Gauteng Guest Houses, Gauteng B&B accommodation and Gauteng self-catering accommodation, so it's easy to find the perfect holiday accommodation for your Gauteng visit.
The suburbs and surrounding areas and smaller towns of Johannesburg, in Gauteng Province includes:
The Cradle of Humankind.
These suburbs of The Cradle of Humankind, cater for every tourist's requirements.
There is a huge variety of accommodation for the holidaymaker or businessman visiting Gauteng. This accommodation ranges from budget, very affordable accommodation, to luxurious, up-market accommodation. If you are looking for B&B accommodation, self-catering accommodation, chalets, lodges, Game Lodges, hotels, motels, Guest Houses or Backpackers, you will find it all here in Gauteng Happenings! Johannesburg and the suburbs are vibrant, exciting and filled with entertainment of all sorts.
There are clubs, restaurants, live entertainment venues, places to see and things to do! Museums and places of historic interest abound for the discerning tourist and holiday maker to Gauteng. There are also numerous art galleries & museums in the city and suburbs. The Head Office of ABSA Bank houses up to 20,000 art works at any given time in "The Gallery", one of the largest art collections in the corporate world.
We provide tourist information on accommodation, businesses, tourist destinations and things to do in Gauteng South Africa, as well as other related information such as business as regards to property, real estate and property developers.
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The three anchor stations will be located at:
Johannesburg International Airport
The seven other stations will be located at:
Rhodesfield (Kempton Park)
This modern train will offer international standards of public transport with high levels of safety, reliability, predictability and comfort.
Travelling at maximum speeds of 160 to 180 kilometres per hour it will reach Tshwane from Johannesburg in less than 40 minutes.
The minimum frequency between Johannesburg and Tshwane will initially be six trains per hour per direction and it will operate approximately 18 hours per day.
This public transport service will include dedicated, exclusive bus services to transport passengers to and from stations.
The Gautrain rail system has two major corridors: South-North and West-East.
Gauteng Province stretches from Pretoria, in the North, to Vereeniging, in the South. Johannesburg is the capital of the Gauteng province in South Africa and is considered to be the unofficial commercial capital of South Africa Johannesburg was founded in 1886, when gold was discovered in the area, and since then there have been four main "phases" of development. The original tented camps, which sprang up almost overnight (giving it the nick-name of "Mushroom City") gave way to tin shantys. These were replaced in turn by large 4 story Edwardian types of brick buildings. Finally it became a modern city (one of the "youngest" cities in the world) with skyscrapers, of which the Carlton Centre is the tallest in South Africa - 50 stories high.
The Hillbrow Tower (formerly the JG Strijdom Tower ) is the equivalent of 90 stories high.
It even has 6 casinos, one of which is the famous Monte Casino, where locals and tourists can play roulette and blackjack .
Although Johannesburg only became officially a city in 1928, it was set up as a town as early as 1886. The town was previously a farm called Randjieslaagte. At that time the Government owned the property and auctioned off 980 stands which lead to the establishment of the town.
WHAT'S ON IN GAUTENG
Please see below a wish list for a project that we are running. On 22 December 2014 a team of volunteers from JHB + Pretoria will be driving down to Port Elizabeth to bring some well-deserved happiness into the lives of 50 Elderly people living in Dismal Poverty.
These Ouma’s and Oupa’s are not living in an old age home, but mostly sharing accommodation in the poorest outskirt of Port Elizabeth. This Christmas we want to make it unforgettable for them by taking them a home cooked meal and a goody bag filled with treats.
I am asking you as an INDIVIDUAL to please adopt ONE wish on this list for either a Ouma or a Oupa. Companies will receive 365 Free advertising on our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/vendorsa. If you cannot purchase a gift, please consider donating R60 that we will use to purchase the gifts for your nominated Granny or Grandpa
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