SA Festivals per Province / SA Feeste per Provinsie 2011
TThe Free State with its rolling hills, wide golden plains, impressive sandstone mountains and almost 340 days of sunshine per year, is a haven for the outdoor enthusiast.
The two main cities in the province are Bloemfontein, the capital, and Welkom. Bloemfontein is the economic and cultural centre of the Free State. It is also called the City of Roses, a modern city and is seat of the South African Supreme Court.
Although it is the smallest of South Africa’s nine provinces, Gauteng (the Sotho word for "Place of Gold"), is the commercial and industrial powerhouse of the country and indeed of southern Africa.
Gauteng is a cosmopolitan, multicultural mix of people from all walks of life, from all corners of the world. Gauteng's main attraction is big business, but there is so much more ... museums, galleries, historical battlefields. Gauteng is also an entertainment playground offering world-class restaurants, shebeens, shopping malls and music venues.
North West/Noord Wes
From untamed bushveld to the sophistication of 5-star resorts, the North West Province provides the complete tourism package.
Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the province offers an escape route to the real Africa. Nature has blessed this province with breathtaking scenic beauty, rolling fields of maize, golden sunflowers and vast plains of African bushveld. The ideal backdrop for the enjoyment of our outdoor attractions: superb game parks - home to the Big Five - magnificent golf courses, water features, sporting facilities.
The North West Province - a blend of 20th century living and the mystique of ancient Africa.
Whilst visitors flock to Mpumalanga to experience the increasingly globally elusive bush and wildlife exoperience in our pristine reserves and natural environment, there is far more to be experienced if you just scratch beneath the surface.
Mpumalanga's melting pot of history, culture and terrain has created a treasure trove of attractions that are arguably amongst the richest in the world