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JOHANNESBURG

INTRODUCTION

Vibrant, exciting Johannesburg, the provincial capital of Gauteng offers visitors a large selection of recreational, cultural and historical attractions. The history of Johannesburg extends back to 1886 when George Harrison discovered gold on the farm Langlaagte. Gold Diggers and fortune hunters arrived in droves and soon a tent town had sprung up, which later became the city that is now South Africa's main commercial centre. 

ATTRACTIONS

  • The area contains archaeological sites dating to the Early, Middle and Late Stone Age, the Early and Late Iron Age

  • Boer War relics. 

  • The Cradle of Humankind also boasts a show cave which dates back some 2 200 million years.

  • Wonder Cave has features such as 15 m formations, cave pearls, rimstone pools and stalactites.

  • There's also one of the first gold mine in the Witwatersrand, the old Kromdraai Gold Mine dating back to 1881