The sub-continental divide, the Witwatersrand ridge, influences much of the geography of Region C, leading to plenty of splendid natural scenery.
It is home to the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, which attracts visitors from far and wide, and there are several immaculate golf courses.
The northern part of the region consists of wide-open spaces and is home to many high quality guesthouses. With the Cradle of Humankind a short trip away, these guesthouses make a good base for potential tourists.
Regional shopping centres offer all forms of entertainment, including restaurants and cinemas, while the Coca-Cola Dome is an important venue for major concerts and exhibitions.
Art Deco figurines, a Jackson Hlungwane sculpture, a late Victorian parlour, a Voortrekker pioneer lounge, a 1699 Dutch family bible, a soft jackal skin karos, Walter Battiss and Maggie Laubscher paintings – these items and much more are on display at the Roodepoort Museum.
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
The garden, donated to the people of Roodepoort in 1982 by the farmer who owned the property, is crisscrossed with trails, one going to the top of one of two small mountains that overlook a waterfall and eagles' nests.
Other trails take visitors past the wild flower garden, along a fern walk and a forest walk along the spruit. There is also a walk down to one of three dams on wheelchair-friendly brick and wood paths. Once there, visitors can sit in the hide to watch the water birds.