Johannesburg - Things to Do
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Johannesburg (or Joburg) is a premier vacation destination located in beautiful Africa. Come experience a modern metropolis, top notch shopping, outdoor adventure, history and up close and personal wildlife.
The Johannesburg skyscrapers will meet and greet visitors upon arrival. There are so many sites to see and activities to do, that there is never a dull moment here. Johannesburg is saturated with rich culture and history, it is a holiday stop that will please and amaze all ages.
When planning a trip to Johannesburg, there are plenty of places that you must see while on holiday. Make sure to take a guided tour to Soweto, one of the city's most famous townships. It is the melting pot of South African urban culture that is rich with the history of the struggle against apartheid. Visitors can also find bed and breakfast and budget friendly accommodation here.
Make sure to check out the many museums located throughout Johannesburg. These remarkable museums offer tourists information on many different subjects. The Museum Africa is a great place to start - it's rock-art collection communicates the intensity and artistic quality of bushmen that once lived here.
Want an up close and personal wildlife experiences? The Lion Park delivers majestic animals in their natural habitat. The park is located only 45 minutes outside of the city. Another quick note to mention is the Johannesburg Zoo, where visitors can catch a glimpse of the rare white lions.
To relive the exciting years during the gold rush that created this city, Gold Reef City theme park and casino transports you back to the time of prospecting. Filled with numerous attractions and features, this attraction is sure to please. Escape to a time of elegance and grandeur and even find your accommodation inside the theme park and casino.
Johannesburg is also home to the Carlton Centre - the tallest building in Africa. It has a restaurant and top deck viewing area. The 50th floor is known as Top of Africa and it offers an impressive view of the city.
Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emerentia Dam are set on over 100 hectares and draws many visitors. The dam area is a popular spot for small boat hobbyists. The rest of the park is filled with roses, herb gardens, ponds and fountains. On the weekends the grassy areas are usually filled with picnickers. Another great park to visit is the Joubert Park. This is Johannesburg's most historic park. It provides a place of tranquillity in the middle of the urban sprawl. Locals enjoy going here to grab a breath of fresh air.
Vacationers will not have any problems finding accommodation in Johannesburg. There are many options available that will fit all budgets. The city centre offers very high quality hotels that offer luxury at its best. Most of the accommodation can be found in the city's northern suburbs. Besides the luxury hotels, visitors can choose to stay in mid range hotels, guest houses or bed and breakfast lodging. Guest houses are usually found in the Johannesburg suburbs.
Johannesburg is an incredible lively city that often leaves tourists with sensory overload. Careful planning of activities will guarantee unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.