Province overview

It may be the smallest of the nine provinces but Gauteng is definitely home to some of the most sought-after properties in the country. Properties in Gauteng is as varied as its residents - from inner-city apartments to country style small holdings and family homes in leafy suburbs. With many new residential property developments springing up all over the province it is worth the effort to expand your search to newer areas.

Economic prospects in Gauteng has seen 22% of South Africa’s population live, work and play in only 1.4% of its landmass - which means that rental properties are in high demand in the metropolitan areas. With the construction of Gautrain many tenants now can extend their searches into other areas which are serviced by the Gautrain bus services.

Quick Facts

  • Gauteng is the home of the Cradle of Humankind (a Unesco World Heritage Site where some of the world's oldest humanoid fossils have been found)
  • A large variety of historical attractions that trace the history of South Africa like the Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, Lillie's Farm, Hector Peterson Museum and Nelson Mandela House, Blaauwbank Historic Gold Mine, Freedom Park and the Origins Centre in Johannesburg is located in the province.
  • The city of Johannesburg was rebuilt four times in the span of one century. It started out as a tented camp. Then it was a town of tin shanties. Next it was a town filled with four-storey Edwardian brick buildings and finally, it became a city of modern skyscrapers.
  • Vilakazi Street in Soweto is famous for having 2 Nobel Prize winning residents. Former South African president Nelson Mandela and former Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu lived on this street.
  • Tshwane is the administrative seat of the South African government boasting with the second-largest concentration of foreign embassies in the world after Washington, DC
  • The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site has delivered more than 900 catalogued fossil hominid specimens. The Sterkfontein excavation has been active since 1966, making it the world’s longest sustained palaeoanthropological excavation.
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