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Set Out to Explore Johannesburg, the Largest City in South Africa
by Jasmin Reo Saturday, Mar. 26, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Spread across a wide landscape in South Africa is the city of many surprises, Johannesburg, which has developed itself into a commercial city in a very short time span.

Johannesburg is a beautiful and huge city that has plenty to offer to all its tourists through its broad array of recreational activities. The city also serves as a significant gateway to many major tourist spots all over the country.

Travel around the city and escape into its botanical gardens and zoo to glance at and enjoy the beauty of nature. Many travelers take interest in visiting SOWETO – South Western Townships, popular for the riots that occurred in 1975. SOWETO embraces well established and developed areas that are truly worth visiting. SOWETO allows you to take a glimpse at its unique and distinctive lifestyle. Various companies dealing with Cheap Johannesburg travel packages conduct tours that can take you to this place. If you are interested in grabbing a quick drink, then head towards the local pub in the area, also known as Shebeen. The city hosts a wide variety of amusing activities. While traveling around Johannesburg, you will come across several museums and galleries the city is famous for. Among the most popular museums are Museum Africa, South African National Museum of Military History, Bensusan Museum of Photography, the South African Breweries Museum and the Nelson Mandela Museum.

You can also choose to enjoy watersports at Vaal Dam, which has water skiing, swimming, sailing, among other water based activities. Animal lovers can visit Cheetah Farm, Snake Parks and the Crocodile Farm to have a close look at fascinating animals. Johannesburg is regarded as a shopper’s paradise and is an absolute delight for people who love to shop. Here, the prices of various items, artifacts and articles are much cheaper when compared to those sold outside the continent. If you are interested in buying traditional type of goods, then shop for them at the Carlton Centre or Sandton City and Square. In these places you will find a lot of local traders and retailers who sell genuine African goods. Thereby, this marketplace will give you a good bargain on various articles and enables you to spend a few hours exploring one of the wonderful areas in the city.

Johannesburg attracts innumerable number of tourists from all across the world. It is a city that is famous for its wildlife as well. Hence, you will find many wildlife parks and reserves that take you on safaris. Arrive in the city by booking your plane tickets on reliable travel-related websites and try your best to find the best flight deals, such as budget flights to Johannesburg that will allow you to travel economically. The Johannesburg International Airport is perfectly linked to many of the key cities and countries through cheap flights operated by different airline operators. Thereby, you can access Johannesburg flights from several cities across the globe.

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