Attractions in Gauteng, South Africa
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Golf Tours in Gauteng
You will find many excellent golf courses in and around Gauteng.
For the golf lover, playing golf is the best way to experience the Gauteng
area. Go on a golf tour and play on the best courses in the Johannesburg
area while at the same time visiting some of the best tourist attractions
gauteng has to offer. For more information on golf tours in Gauteng
visit the South
African Golf Tours website.
Gauteng Art Galleries - Johannesburg Art Gallery
The idea to open an art gallery in johannesburg was born In 1904 when
Lady Phillips, wife of the first chairman of the Rand Mines Company,
sold her 21-carat ring to purchase three paintings by Wilson Steer.
She used her wealthy connections to purchase more artwork over next
5 years. Sir Edwin Lutyens was commisioned to design the art gallery
and the Johannesburg Art Gallery came to being.
The Johannesburg art gallery has arguably the best international collection
in South Africa, including works by El Greco, Picasso, Rodin, Dalí,
and Lichtenstein. The gallery is situated in Joubert Park and secure
parking is available.
The gallery also has a good selection of South Africa's best black
artists, including sculptures by Venda artist Jackson Hlungwani and
paintings by Helen Sebidi, Alfred Toba, and Gerard Sekoto. The rather
boring Flemish and Dutch collections are more than made up for by the
Brenthurst Collection of African Art, comprising curios plundered by
European explorers in the 19th century, and later collections of traditional
southern African artworks.
Gold Reef City
With its fully furnished miners houses, museum exhibits and
the various gold mining artifacts; Gold Reef City is designed to be
an authentic reproduction of Johannesburg in the years of the gold pioneers.
A train circles the park enabling a quick perusal of the facilities.
There are many shops all of which are decorated in the "old"
style of "brookie lace," with pressed ceilings. There is a
"turn of the Century" Hotel where the style of the era is
reproduced and the same "old" feel extends to the costumes
of the staff as well as the style of restaurants and bars.
A popular attraction is the Gold Reef City Tribal Dancers who perform
twice daily during the week, and three times daily at weekends. In addition
to these appearances certain members perform the popular Gum Boot Dance
and give a Marimba Show.
The park is built around the number 14 shaft of The Crown Mines. This
shaft held the world shaft sinking record in 1969 when the sinking team
drilled and blasted 77.5 meters through quartzite in 30 days. Gold Reef
City offers visitors the opportunity to take a ride down this famous
shaft. Every day a Gold Pour demonstration is held where a gold bar
is smelted in an "arc" furnace and then cast into a bullion
Lesedi Cultural Village
The Lesedi Cultural Village lies just 12 km north of Lanseria airport.
Here you can experience the heartbeat of Africa in true bushveld surroundings.
Visitors are offered the the opportunity to tour traditional villages
of the Zulu, Ndebele, Sotho, Pedi and Xhosa and learn about their lifestyle
A must-see for anyone who has not experienced African dancing is the
Lesedi dancers with performances twice a day, everyday. A traditional
African feast awaits you at the end of your visit and dishes from around
the African continent are presented to the visitor. For artifacts and
souvenirs, browse through the craft market. Overnight accommodations
are also available.
At the Museum Africa you will find a variety of exhibits mostly pertaining
to the rich history of Africa. Museum Africa is located at the Newtown
Cultural Precinct in Bree street Johannesburg.
Museum africa has an impressive display of historic works of art, which
will give you an insight into artists' impressions of the Anglo-Boer
War. Geological specimens, paintings, prints, photographs and numerous
objects from all corners of southern Africa are also on display. Allow
yourself a couple of hours to fully enjoy all the displays that Museum
Africa has to offer.
Crafters Market Place
At the Crafters Marketplace you will see beautifully handcrafted items
on display from over 100 talented Johannesburg crafters and artisans.The
Crafters Market Place is open seven days a week and the range of crafts
available include products made of wood, wrought iron, exotic papers,
dyed materials, knitwear, wax, glass, fragrances, stone, pottery, dried
plants, bronze and other materials. After you finished browsing the
stalls make sure to relax with a cup of coffee on the balcony of Platters,
the Exclusive coffee shop at the Crafters Marketplace.
Greensleeves Medieval Kingdom
You will find the Greensleeves Medieval Kingdom in the Johannesburg
suburb of Krugersdorp. Here you can experience a banquet in true Medieval
style.Enjoy Friar Tuck's spit roast buffet around roaring log fires
or an Elizabethan picnic buffet where you choose and pack your own picnic
hamper from a wonderful choice of goodies, and then enjoy it in our
Enchanted Forest or seated in Merlin's Cave.
Crocodile River Arts & Crafts Ramble
The Crocodile River Arts & Crafts Ramble event takes place in Gauteng
the first weekend of every month. Artists display pottery, watercolours,
oil paintings, handwoven garments, iron sculpture. A wonderfully relaxing
experience. Luncheons are available at the Riverbend Studio (pizza baked
in an outdoor oven), La Piqnique -French Style picnic hampers or Continental
Country Cooking from Millbank (Sunday lunch only).