Gauteng the cosmopolitan city of South Africa is the smallest province of SA with the capital city of Johannesburg. This land of Gold as it is commonly referred to as is the commercial and entertainment hub of the southern Africa. Apart from the business opportunities it also attracts tourists for its museums, galleries, historical battlefields, restaurants, music venues etc. Its excellent infrastructure and the vibrant mix of people from diverse cultures make the city of Gauteng economically and socially rich. It is the perfect blend of rich cultural heritage with economic enlistments. It is surrounded by four other provinces Limpopo, North West, Free State and Mpumalanga. It is the only land locked province of South Africa without any foreign border.
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|Area||:||17,010 Km2 (6,570 sq mi).|
|Population||:||9,688,100, Density 578 /km² (1,497 /sq mi). Ranked 1st in SA.|
|Languages||:||English is one of the official languages of South Africa.|
|State||:||Smallest province of South Africa.|
|Climate and Weather||:||Gauteng is said to offer one of the world's best climates not too hot not too cold.|
Climate and Geography
A summer rainfall area, Gauteng experiences hot summer days that often result in short but intense afternoon thunderstorms, commonly accompanied by thunder and lightning. Summers nights are also hot. The real-time Irene radar map  provided by the South African weather service is a great tool to help you plan any afternoon outdoor activity in summer. It gives ample warning of any approaching thunder storms. Winter is dry and cold with temperatures dropping to a little above freezing at night, however, winter days are beautiful with comfortable temperatures.
By plane Almost all international flights arrive at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport, so it's highly likely that Gauteng with be your first destination on a holiday to Southern Africa.
By car Gauteng is bordered by four provinces: North-West to the west, connected via the N4 (northern North-West), N14 (central North-West) and N12 (southern North-West) impopo to the north, connected via the N1 Mpumalanga to the east, connected via the N12/N4 (northern Mpumalanga) and N17 (southern Mpumalanga)
Shopping & Entertainment
Johannesburg is any shoppers dream destination! There is something here for everyone. No matter what you are looking for, you will always find it in a Johannesburg shopping mall. The big shopping malls across the city offer a variety of choices to shop. From elite and trendy brands to ethnic and traditional stuff, tourist may get to buy a variety of stuff.
It is also high on entertainment with marvelous museums, art galleries etc. The city is the ultimate destination for shopping freaks as it is the wealthiest city of South Africa. The vibrant mix of energy, diversity and enviable weather make a perfect blend. An eclectic nightlife and tempting food add oodles to the glamour of the city. In South Africa one can enjoy safari, beaches, breathtaking drives, or unspoiled wilderness.