Top 5 must-see heritage sites in Gauteng

Top 5 must-see heritage sites in Gauteng

If you are looking for places to take your children to these holidays, then head why not head to these heritage sites in and around Gauteng?

Voortrekker Monument
Voortrekker Monument/ iStock

No plans for these school holidays? Don't fret.

If you reside in and around Gauteng or are planning to visit the province, then give your children a memorable holiday by taking them to these heritage sites for some fun, adventure, and learning. 

Lesedi cultural village  

Experience African culture by visiting the Lesedi cultural village at the Cradle of Humankind in Lanseria.

Visitors get to witness tribal customs and different traditions of the Xhosa, Zulu, Pedi, Basotho, and Ndebele people. You will also enjoy traditional dances.

The place offers accommodation to visitors who want to sleep overnight. The accommodation is in different tribal homesteads. There is also a restaurant that offers traditional meals and a shebeen on the premises for those who would love a cold glass of beer.

For more entertainment, you can enjoy game drives, walking trails, craft markets, an aquarium, and other outdoor activities.

Melville Koppies 

Melville Koppies is a Nature Reserve and a heritage site. It is a great place to go and unwind.  

It is an area of stunning natural beauty, with beautiful gardens and it houses a stunning view of Johannesburg.

Voortrekker Monument

The Voortrekker Monument is situated in Pretoria. It commemorates the Pioneer history of Southern Africa and the history of the Afrikaner.

You will get to see the Hall of Heroes, which houses the biggest marble frieze in the world.

There are also statues of three historical leaders -  Piet Retief, Andries Pretorius, and Hendrik Potgieter.

Vilakazi street

Vilakazi street in Soweto is one of the most popular and iconic streets in South Africa. 

It is the only street in the world where two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, Nelson Mandela and Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu, lived.

The street is a social hub filled with lots of great restaurants.

Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind in Gauteng is the world's richest hominin site. 

You will get to learn about the origins of humankind and the earth’s creation. It is also home to around 40% of the world's human ancestor fossils. 

Image courtesy of iStock/ GroblerduPreez

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