Gauteng is a Sesotho phrase meaning "Place of gold", referencing to the thriving gold industry following the 1886 discovery of gold in Johannesburg. Although the smallest province in South Africa, Gauteng is the centre of South Africa's industrial and commerce sectors.
Mother tongues: IsiZulu (22%),
Afrikaans (17%), English (13%)
With urban migration, from 2001 to 2011 Gauteng's population increased by 34% from 9.2m to 12.2m, the biggest increase of all of South Africa's provinces.
- Apartheid Museum
- Constitution Hill
- Cradle of Humankind
- Soweto Township Tour
- Cullinan, birthplace of the world's largest diamond.
- Steam train from Johannesburg to the Magaliesburg
- Vaal Meander