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WELCOME TO GAUTENG SOUTH AFRICA
Gauteng is without a doubt the 'nerve-centre' of South Africa's industrial, commercial and financial institutes, generating some 40% of the country's wealth. The smallest of the nine provinces, Gauteng is the seat of government and administration and houses over 100 embassies and high commission. Although success can be accredited to the discovery of gold over a century ago, access to a wide variety of energy sources and raw materials secured it's future growth and development.
Accounting for only 1.5% of the land, Gauteng is the most densely populated province in South Africa. It is represented by every nationality, each adding their own ethnic and cultural identity, making Gauteng a kaleidoscope of modern Africa.
This dynamic province offers a wide variety of cultural and leisure activities - over 60 museums which include South Africa's art, natural and military history and gold mining. For a wildlife experience, visit the Johannesburg and Pretoria Zoos or game reserves which are within an hours drive from Gauteng's major cities. There are also outstanding botanical gardens and bird sanctuaries for visitors to enjoy.
Fans and players alike will enjoy the numerous sporting facilities available. Activities include golfing, sailing, angling, motor sports and hot-air ballooning to name a few.