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Gauteng may be the smallest of South Africa’s nine provinces, but it is the commercial and industrial hub of the country, boasting a multicultural society truly reflective of the Rainbow nation. Bustling and vibrant, Gauteng has an impressive array of first-class facilities in its own ‘City of... read more

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Gauteng may be the smallest of South Africa’s nine provinces, but it is the commercial and industrial hub of the country, boasting a multicultural society truly reflective of the Rainbow nation. Bustling and vibrant, Gauteng has an impressive array of first-class facilities in its own ‘City of Gold’ known as Johannesburg, while the country’s capital – picturesque Pretoria – is in the north of the province. 45 minutes from Johannesburg and 15 from Pretoria is the magnificent unspoilt area of Dinokeng.

Dinokeng is billed as the place where the world’s largest diamond was found and is part of a government initiative to promote the area as a viable tourist destination. Dinokeng is essentially situated between the Elands and Pienaars Rivers, which ultimately flow into the greater rivers of the Olifants and Limpopo, and is a vastly multicultural land, with the Tswana, Pedi, Afrikaans, English, Tsonga, and Ndebele cultures all influencing its history; the numerous Anglo-Boer War battle sites bear testimony to this. Besides its rich history and fascinating artefacts, Dinokeng is blessed with a diverse array of wildlife and bird watching opportunities; the Dinokeng Nature Reserve offers a Big 5 wildlife experience as well as archaeological sites that have remains from as far back as the Stone Age, while Ndumo is one of the country’s prime bird species paradise.

Other popular attractions include the Cullinan Diamond Mine, which has uncovered some of the world’s largest diamonds, and the Sammy Marks Museum, which pays rich tribute to the old way of life in these parts.