Places of geographic and Historical significance in Gauteng

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Find places of geographic and historical significance and companies in Gauteng that offer Geography orientated learning activities and outings for schools. Whether its environmental centres, heritage sites, historical monuments, museums, national parks and gardens or nature reserves, you'll find it here.

Roodepoort Museum
West Rand
The Roodepoort Museum house the memory of the region's culture, achievements and values. The permanent displays illustrate the changes brought about
From Birth - All ages
Hector Peterson Museum
Johannesburg
A memorial to the 1976 Soweto student rebellion. The Museum is named after Hector Peterson who was a 13-year old student in 1976 and among the first victims to die from police shootings during the riots.
From 6 - 14 yrs old
Sterkfontein Caves
West Rand
The ancient dolomite caves, with an underground lake, an hour from Johannesburg, is one of the fossils sites in the Cradle of Humankind .
From 6 yrs old
Origins Centre
Johannesburg
The Origins Centre and Museum tells a story of how all humans began in Africa, developed tools, language, art and spirituality.
All ages
Apartheid Museum
Johannesburg
interactive history museum that illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa.
From 12 - 18 yrs old
South African National Parks
Johannesburg
PEAP - Public Education and Awareness Project. We take displays to schools and shopping centres
All ages
Maropeng
West Rand
Maropeng is the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. It is a fun and educational visit for the entire family.
From 6 yrs old
Transvaal Museum
Pretoria / Tshwane
The Transvaal Museum is South Africa's leading natural history museum.
From 7 yrs - All ages
National Geographic Kids Magazine
An interactive, multi-topic magazine covering animals, entertainment, science, technology, current events and cultures
From 6 - 13 yrs old
The Voortrekker Monument
Pretoria / Tshwane
The great grey colossus can be seen from all directions as you near Pretoria. The massive Voortrekker Monument, built in honour of the Voortrekkers (Pioneers)who left the Cape Colony in their thousands between 1835 and 1854.
From 7 yrs - All ages
National Cultural History Museum
Johannesburg
A museum which explores South Africa's cultural diversity with various permanent and temporary exhibitions
All ages
Adler Museum of Medicine
Johannesburg
The history of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy through the ages. From children's birthday parties to school tours!
From 4 - 14 yrs old
Museum of Military History
Johannesburg
A home for the memory and study of military history of South Africa. We also offer school tours.
All ages

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