Sean Fraser’s New Indispensable Travel Guide: Gauteng A-Z
This handy guide presents the major attractions of two of South Africa’s most diverse, vibrant and powerful cities, Johannesburg (including Soweto) and Pretoria, as well as noteworthy places of interest found further afield in Gauteng province.
Included are well-loved urban delights and hidden gems tucked away in these wealthy cities – from rejuvenated inner-city precincts to historical homes and museums that evoke the province’s gold-mining origins. There are spectacular natural features, such as the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, an attractive variety of nature reserves and botanical gardens, Pilanesberg and the Magaliesberg, all within easy reach of both centres. Festivals, art and craft fairs, markets, theatres, and activities for children are all listed, as are historical buildings and museums, heritage tours, adventure activities and shopping precincts.
Entries appear in an alphabetical listing for each city and its environs; each entry features a concise description, opening hours and accurate contact details (including websites). A useful grading system is employed to distinguish between must-see top priorities for the traveller with little time and those that can be explored at more leisure. Also included is a quick-reference guide with all entries grouped by activity type. A map of the province provides an overview of where the listed attractions can be found.
Exceptionally user-friendly, Gauteng A–Z is an indispensable guide for any outing in South Africa’s most exciting province.
About the author
A Rhodes University Journalism and Media Studies graduate, Sean Fraser is the author of several travel, guide and reference books. Titles to date include the bestselling Seven Days in Cape Town, South Africa, Picturesque South Africa and Cape Town A–Z, all published by Random House Struik.