Great Drives Gauteng
Great South African Drive - GautengGauteng is filled with amazing things to see and do when you have an Avis hire car at your disposal.
Our Avis rental agents will be happy to assist with any car hire related questions. Within the city of Johannesburg and nearby, our handy Avis Johannesburg mini guide makes a great companion for the open road – filled with useful pointers on how to fill your days.
Let’s explore Gauteng together.
On the road with an Avis hire car in Gauteng
Outside of the busy industrial and commercial city hubs, Gauteng offers a world of interesting historical and natural sights to explore as you travel along wide, tarred roads leading through pastoral lands and savannahs in your Avis hire car.
Pick up your Avis hire car from our Avis Rosebank branch, located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Oxford Road in this upmarket northern suburb, for quick access to the best drives in this part of the world.
Whether you prefer to take to the open road in your Avis hire car or stick to the city streets and suburban sprawl of Gauteng, our Avis rental agents are eager to assist where possible.
Setting off along the M5 in the comfort of your Avis hire car you can make your way to the ancient Sterkfontein Caves, where some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries were made.
Nearby, the Maropeng Museum celebrates our ancient heritage with educational and interactive exhibitions.
Hop back into your Avis hire car and take the beaten track which leads toward the Hartbeespoort Dam, about 30 minutes’ drive away.
Hartbeespoort Dam is surrounded by interesting things to see and the dam itself is an exciting destination, with its vast waters offering opportunities for water sports and fishing or picnics on its grassy shores, before hitting the road again in your Avis Hire car to travel back to your point of departure.
High points en route
Restaurants and Roadside Stalls
You will come across a range of restaurants en route which offer much to tempt the hungry traveller in the form of:
- Wine pairings
- Multi-course menus
- Take away meals
- Traditional South African dishes
Artisan cheeses pâtés jams and preserves from quaint roadside farm stalls.
Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary
The Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary features elevated walkways through the indigenous forest to see the primates at play in the trees.
The Elephant Sanctuary
Here you can take a tour of the elephants in their home environment and interact with, or even take a ride on these huge creatures.
Free time on your hands? Take your pick from the following gems
Visit Sterkfontein Caves for a 45-minute tour of this archaeological wonderland where the remains of Homo Naledi, Mrs Ples, and Little Foot were uncovered.
The Maropeng Museum
The Maropeng Museum showcases the known history and evolution of man and the universe - from the Big Bang until recent times.
Hartbeespoort Dam Aerial Cableway
Follow the shoreline around the dam to the Aerial Cableway for awe-inspiring views over your surroundings.
Exploring Gauteng with your Avis Hire Car is a journey you will never forget and one you will be sure to want to add to your list of things to do, again! Travel safe.