Welcome to Johannesburg and Pretoria, Gauteng

Johannesburg, also known as Jo'burg, is the largest city in South
Africa by population and a gateway for many travelers on safari.
Named the "City of Gold" for its rich deposits of the precious
metal, it's also the economic engine and vibrant heart of the
country. Top Johannesburg attractions include the Apartheid Museum,
a poignant look at the oppression of apartheid to the birth of
democracy; Constitution Hill; and Gold Reef City, which traces the
region's history through mining-themed attractions. If Johannesburg
is the heart of South Africa, the shanty towns of Soweto, are its
soul. An abbreviation for "southwestern townships," Soweto birthed
the freedom movement, which created South Africa's new democratic
constitution. One of the popular things to do in Johannesburg is
take a guided tour of the townships, which often includes a visit
to the Mandela House, now a national monument. Close in distance,
but a world away in feel, Pretoria is the administrative capital
of South Africa. It's a city of parks and gardens, and home to
popular attractions like the Voortrekker Monument and Heritage Site
and the highly-lauded Freedom Park.

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