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  • Hotels

    Sheraton Hotels

    Sheraton Pretoria Hotel - The Sheraton Pretoria Hotel is situated in close proximity to the Union Building, the official seat of the government, incorporating the offices of the President of South Africa. Set in beautifully manicured gardens, this imposing structure has been declared a national monument. When stepping into the Sheraton Pretoria Hotel, guests will soon see that this ...

  • North West

    Klerksdorp

    Located in the North West Province of South Africa, Klerksdorp started out in 1837 as a Voortrekker settlement on the banks of the Schoonspruit River. The tranquility of this farming community was shattered by the discovery of gold in August 1886, and a town, complete with around 70 taverns and a stock exchange, soon sprang up to accommodate the thousands of gold-diggers who rushed to the ...

  • Mpumalanga

    Standerton

    The historic town of Standerton is located on the banks of the Vaal River in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. The Vaal River and the nearby Grootdraai Dam, the tenth largest dam in South Africa, provide a range of activities for locals and visitors alike, with fishing and boating most likely topping the list. A nine-hole golf course beckons golfers to take some time out, while game ...

  • Uitenhage

    VW Auto Pavilion

    Located in Uitenhage near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, the VW Auto Pavilion is promoted as a "Place of Cars and Legends", and visitors to this unique museum will soon come to agree with that description. Certainly no other car has grabbed as much attention as the Volkswagen Beetle, and visitors to the VW Auto Pavilion will have the opportunity to explore the ...

  • Western Cape

    Robertson

    If any local is asked about the small town of Robertson, the first thought that comes to mind is wine. Located near the Langeberg Mountains, Robertson is dependent on the Breede River as it is the life blood to the surrounding farm land and vineyards. The quaint town has quiet streets, historical buildings and unique attractions to share with visitors and is a recommended destination on ...

  • Gauteng

    Alberton

    The town of Alberton, located on the banks of the Natalspruit River near Johannesburg in South Africa’s Gauteng Province, is primarily a residential area with an excellent infrastructure providing all essential services to its residents. Having celebrated its centenary in 2005, Alberton started off as a small trading center and has spread to incorporate fourteen suburbs. The town has ...

  • Gauteng

    Edenvale

    Located about midway between the O.R. Tambo International Airport and Johannesburg in the Gauteng Province of South Africa, Edenvale is a mix of residential, business and industrial areas, with a well-established infrastructure as part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and centrally situated with easy access to major freeways.

  • Gauteng

    Cullinan

    With its historic buildings, tranquil atmosphere and old world charm, the little town of Cullinan, located around thirty kilometers east of Pretoria, is a popular weekend getaway offering respite from the hustle and bustle of city life for city-dwellers. Named in honor of Sir Thomas Cullinan who discovered diamonds in the area in 1902, Cullinan was the site of Africa’s largest Prisoner of ...

  • Eastern Cape

    Cradock

    The Eastern Cape is a treasure chest of fascinating towns and historical attractions. One of its quaint and interesting towns is located on the banks of the Great Fish River and was established in 1813, namely Cradock. Due to it having fertile ground and a constant water supply, the town was founded by farmers and the agricultural industry of cattle, wool and mohair still exists today. Over ...

  • Eastern Cape

    Queenstown

    The small town of Queenstown is located in the Eastern Cape Province, with the Hangklip Mountain as the backdrop. After being overlooked as a holiday destination for many years, interest in Queenstown has begun to develop, as more and more visitors discover the unmatched beauty of the landscapes surrounding the town and the numerous attractions and activities Queenstown has to offer. Due to ...