It’s a city of jacaranda-lined avenues, fascinating architecture and many historic monuments. The Union Buildings house the Government ministerial offices and the imposing new statue of Nelson Mandela.
Johannesburg is usually the first port of call when you visit South Africa and it’s a year-round destination brimming with special events, attractions, tastes, sights and sounds! Johannesburg offers outstanding shopping, entertainment, places of historical and cultural interests and the best weather in the country.
Johannesburg is certainly worth a visit. Some of the things not to be missed while you are in the City of Gold – eGoli is the Maboneng Precinct in downtown Jozi, the Apartheid Museum, Soweto, Constitution Hill, Liliesleaf Farm, Museum Africa and The Cradle of Humankind. The Origins Centre offers visitors a unique experience of Africa’s rich and mysterious past.
You can explore the city in a day but try and stay for two so we can show you the leisurely side of the city as well as the wonderful markets, leafy suburbs, and “gentleman’s club” where the colonial past is on show.
In Johannesburg, you can have an exquisite diamond ring or earrings designed and manufactured in a day or take an eco-adventure canopy tour just a half hour from the city centre.
Johannesburg is the major access hub for air transport and is the financial powerhouse of Africa.
As the Power House of Africa, Gauteng is a crazy mix of everything South African!
In just one day you can encounter flying mosaic and concrete angels littering Jan Harmsgat se Agterplaas near Cullinan (just outside Pretoria), there’s a delightful spa overlooking the Cullinan Dam – sadly we cannot guarantee you’ll find diamonds on the soles of your shoes.
The Pagoda-like turrets of a Buddhist Temple can be seen for miles away – enticing the weary or needy traveller with warm and welcoming arms. For a day or an overnight stay, you can participate in a workshop, or a traditional meal, (no meat or fast food, mind you) and pay respects at the feet of the three imposing Buddhas. The shrine took 5 years to build and is a wonderful example of this architecture. The Temple is where they train African Buddhist monks from all over the continent.
Take a Segway Gliding Tour – which is like being on a moving walkway – all the fun and none of the exercise. Of course one could always bungee jump off a water tower in Soweto – guaranteed to blow your hair back.
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