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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Johannesburg

Afrikaans name: Johannesburg

Johannesburg at night

Johannesburg at night

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Gauteng

Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa. Although it is not the capital city of South Africa it is the capital of the province of Gauteng. Interestingly, it is said to be the largest city in the world that is not situated on the coast, a river or a lake.

The population of the Johannesburg Metro area is over 7 million people. This includes the population of areas such as Randburg

Gold was the original attraction that brought western settlers to this region and gold is still closely linked with the city.

Johannesburg weather

JOHANNESBURG WEATHER

Johannesburg is one of the leading financial centres and is home to the JSE (Johannesburg Stock Exchange).

Johannesburg sky-scrapers

Johannesburg sky-scrapers

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References and further reading

Birding in Transvaal - Author: - Year Published: - Page: 13

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 99

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 100

Chris and Tilde Stuart's Guide to Southern African Game and Nature Reserves - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 32

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 247

Family Fun - Author: Lisa McNamara - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 88

Getaway - Vol 30 No 12 - Author: - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 44

Go Birding in the Transvaal - Author: Brendan Ryan and John Isom - Year Published: 1990 - Page: 13

go! - Issue 088 - Author: - Year Published: 2013 - Page: 40

go! - Issue 156 - Author: - Year Published: 2019 - Page: 52

Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2018 - Page: 96

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 232

Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 10

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 190

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 12

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 14

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 98

Things ewe never kn'ewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 105

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