The Gauteng region of South Africa may be the smallest province in the country, but wow does it pack a punch! Not least because of its economically powerful and ever-evolving city Johannesburg and the quieter alternative Pretoria. A long history of mining precious metals also means you can strike gold, quite literally, here.
But the region owes much of its popularity to the many natural and built tourist attractions, showcasing South Africa’s complex and colourful history. From nature reserves, dolomitic caves and botanical gardens, to theatres, world-class restaurants, entertainment, museums and landmarks, it’s no surprise visitors flock here – and it means there are plenty of camp sites in Gauteng waiting for you.
It’s not all hustle and bustle: you can easily turn the corner from vibrant metropolis surroundings to countryside calmness. And, whether you decide on a camp site in the African Bushveld, a treehouse or lodge stay within easy reach of a game reserve or a riverside retreat, your bed for the night will be an exciting part of your stay.
Looking to spot South African wild animals, flora and fauna? Speak to your camp site hosts about arranging a game drive or walking trail, at a nearby nature reserve, such as Rietfontein, Groenkloof or Faerie Glen, to name a few. Spotting the big-five and hundreds of other indigenous species will rival any other bucket-list item.
Big things come in small packages, so check out one of South Africa’s hugest adventures!