Gauteng (the Sotho word for "Place of Gold") was founded in 1888 following the discovery of the world's richest gold seams below its present-day city centre.
Although it is the smallest of South Africa’s nine provinces, Gauteng is the commercial and industrial powerhouse of the country and indeed of Southern Africa. Gauteng is a cosmopolitan, multicultural mix of people from all walks of life, incorporating the largest population of all the provinces in SA.
Gauteng's main attraction is big business (money to be made!), but there is so much more ... museums, galleries, historical battlefields.
Gauteng is also an entertainment playground offering world-class restaurants, shopping malls and music venues.
The national capital is Pretoria, whose jacaranda-lined streets are flanked by the Union Buildings (where President Mandela was inaugurated in 1994) and Voortrekker Monument (commemorating the Great Trek). The Cradle of Humankind, houses a peerless wealth of primate fossils, while the dazzling Sun City, 2 hours north, is complemented by the nearby Pilanesberg Game Reserve, where the "Big Five" roam free in an extinct volcanic crater.
Gauteng offers the golfing enthusiast a wide selection of world class golf courses which will challenge the amateur and professional alike. Johannesburg boasts some particularly fine golf courses, a number of which have hosted European PGA Tours and South African Sunshine Tour events. Within one hour’s drive of the Sandton area you will find 36 of the Top 100 golf courses in South Africa - 36 excellent reasons for the golfer to visit our Gauteng Golf Courses.