ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA
General Information
SA Flag SA Flag
Population: 43,054 million (mid 1999)
Official Languages: English, Afrikaans, IsiNdebele, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, SiSwati, Tshivenda and Xitsonga
Winter months : May - August
(avg. Min - 5ºC, avg Max - 15ºC)
Summer months : November - February
(avg. Min - 13ºC, avg Max - 24ºC)
Transport Charges
Airport Pick-up or Drop Off
Price: R200 (1 person) R150 (more than 1 person)
Bus Station Pick-Up or Drop Off
Price: R110pp
Rosebank
Price: R75pp
Sandton
Price: R75pp
Cresta
Price: R100pp
Gold Reef City
Price: R150pp
Other
Price: R2.00 per Km
 
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Information of Gauteng Province
Capital City Johannesburg
Population (Johannesburg) 7.807 million
Languages Spoken Zulu: 21,5%      Afrikaans: 16,7%     English: 13%
Area 17 010 km ² which is 1,4% of the total area of South Africa
Places Of Intrest On Johannesburg (Jozi)
Museums Apartheid museum, Museum Africa, Beer world, New Town, Lesedi Cultural Village, Hector Peterson Memorial, Nelson Mandelas old house.
Shopping Centers Cresta, Sandton Square, Sandton City, Waterfront, Fourways Mall, East Gate
Casino's Monte Casino, Gold Reef City, Carnival City and Caesars
Amusement Parks Gold Reef City, Water World, Johannesburg Zoo
Night Clubs Night Fever, Tovey's, Hurricanes, Saints, Night Shift, Sutra, Tiger Tiger
Night Life Areas Melville, Rivonia, Fourways, Parkhurst

Museum Africa in Newtown tells the story of life in South Africa from the Stone Age to the Nuclear Age and beyond. The museum is located in the old fruit and vegetable building next to the market theatre.

The Market Theatre Complex comprises three theatres, an art gallery, restaurants and pubs.

Kippies Jazz Bar is popular venue for live jazz.

Lesedi Cultural Village in the Swartkops Hills north of Johannesburg gives visitors the opportunity to meet families of different tribes. Visitors can spend the night with the family of there choice.

The Sibaya Zulu Boma located near Johannesburg gives the visitor a historical view of the Zulu people, using the traditional methods of dance, song and story-telling.

The Phumangena Zulu Kraal is an authentic Zulu kraal with traditional Zulu people living and working there.

The Melville koppies in Johannesburg were once the site of a Stone Age African village and iron-smelting works. The flora includes 80% of the species recorded on the Witwatersrand. It is open to the public from September to April only.

Gold Reef City is a reconstruction of Johannesburg during the gold-rush era. Attractions include a Victorian fun fair, pubs, miners' houses, a brewery, restaurants, a hotel and a stock exchange. Visitors can take trips down an old mine shaft and watch molten gold being poured.

At Santarama Miniland and Entertainment World , visitors can explore some models of South Africa's most popular beacons, such as Johannesburg International airport, East London Harbour, The Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town, and the union buildings in Pretoria. Work on a model of Robben Island was completed in 1999.

The South African Museum of Military History houses an impressive collection of weaponry and uniforms from the two world wars.

The South African Transport Museum relates to all aspects of South Africa's transport services.

A large, well-established park surrounds Zoo Lake , which is frequented by breeding bird colonies. Other attractions include jazz concerts, rowing boats for hire, a tea garden and a restaurant.

National Anthem
Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika
Maluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayo
Yizwa imithandazo tethu,
Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo

Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso,
O fedise dintwa la matshwenyeho,
O se boloke, O se boloke
Setjhaba sa heso, Setjhaba sa South Afrika - South Afrika.

Uit die blou van onse hemel,
Uit die diepte van ons see,
Oor ons ewige gebergtes,
Waar die kranse antwoord gee,

Sounds the call to come together,
And united we shall stand,
Let us live and strive for freedom,
In South Africa our land.