A mega calendar of events and activities are on the cards for Gauteng as locals and visitors alike usher in long-awaited Spring Month festivities. From heritage-packed milestones, hidden gems in the city, breathtaking natural beauty, and high-powered events – the golden province is ready to journey you through the sights, sounds and flavours it offers.
With just a few months before the year end festivities begin, destination GP is set to end the year on a high. This past Spring weekend saw the start of a bumper four months of events to close out the year with a much-anticipated season of a ‘Gauteng Summer ena’Lanto’. September, celebrated as both Tourism and Heritage month respectively, have become the perfect time to discover all the hidden gems, historical landmarks, and breathtaking natural beauty that the province has to offer. Whether you are a local looking for a staycation or a traveller seeking adventure, the city region has something for everyone.
During the Spring weekend, the province welcomed the return of Galaxy 947 Joburg Day, the annual Soweto Kota Festival as well as the Spring Jazz at Nirox Scuplture Park in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Alongside these dynamic events, outdoor adventure enthusiasts were treated to a jam packed South African 4X4 Outdoor Show whilst lovers of the arts launched the start of the 16th edition of the FNB Joburg Art Fair which is set to take place this weekend at the Sandton Convention Centre. The rest of the month will, of course, bring another dose of fun-packed action to fill your calendar with. Creatives will come together and explore the latest trends in animation, tech and VFX at the second installment of #AVIJozi2023, whilst lifestyle, music and festival goers are spoilt for choice from an array of events which range from the ever popular DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, Burna Boy Live at FNB Stadium, Global Comedy Heavyweight Trevor Noah will perform live at the Sun Bet Arena, the Soweto Wine and Lifestyle and then wind down the month at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz.
“The vibrancy is here!” says CEO at GTA Sthembiso Dlamini. “Tourism Month in Gauteng is going to feel like a Spring fantasy, and everyone is welcome to experience the warmth and exceptional services provided by various Gauteng tourism products, attractions, and accommodation establishments.” The events season is set to bring significant economic results for hotels and tourism businesses across the province and the long weekend’s events are set to bring a bumper number of overnight visitors to the city region. “It proves that our strategy of boosting tourism through major events has a very positive effect on both businesses and employment”, adds Dlamini.
For more information on what to do and where to go this Tourism Month in Gauteng, visit www.gauteng.net. Follow @visitgauteng on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok and I Love Gauteng on Facebook.
Enquiries: Barba Gaoganediwe, Spokesperson Gauteng Tourism
@Barba_G74 on twitter
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