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Take a Trip to Johannesburg, South Africa and Explore the City’s Remarkable Admirations
by Jasmin Reo Saturday, Mar. 26, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Tour around Johannesburg, the city that is famous for its historical showcases, wildlife, art, special cuisines, African culture and buzzing night life.

Johannesburg is often referred to as Jo’burg or the ‘City of Gold, attributable to its rich and wealth-creating gold mining heritage. This South African city reflects a striking contrast and considerable wealth, even though it has just taken 120 years since the year 1886 for the city to establish itself. Presently, Johannesburg is the financial capital of South Africa and is a huge city that is considered as the largest in the whole of African continent, after Lagos (Nigeria) and Cairo (Egypt). Factually, the city is growing rapidly and may soon become one among the ten largest cities in the world.

Currently, Johannesburg is the biggest inland city in the world. It features large number well-developed suburbs, a modern city centre that is teemed with huge shopping complexes, towering skyscrapers and exciting lifestyle. The city is also coming up with new high-rise construction projects in Sandton and Midrand districts. It is however suggested that tourists stick only to recommended sights in tourist-friendly areas that are much safer. The city is linked to various other countries and key metropolitan cities through convenient transportation systems. To cover a far distance, many airline companies have flights to Johannesburg to land in the city in a convenient way.

Johannesburg travel packages include various travel agencies conducting sightseeing and package tours to take visitors to most of the important tourist spots in the city. The city has many brilliant hotels and accommodations that cater to all the tourists visiting the city. Johannesburg is a city of historical sites and renowned museums that give you an essence of the country’s ancient times. You can explore the wildlife reserves in the city, which will give you an up-close and unique experience with wild animals. Do not miss the buzzing nightlife of Johannesburg, especially if you are looking to have a good time at a pub. Jolly Roger in Parkhurst is a great pub and a fun place to grab a couple of drinks, pizzas and watch some rugby. The suburb of Parkhurst is located in northern Johannesburg. There are many good restaurants and street cafes here and it is also a safe place to walk around at night. Although the area is very middle-class, you can still have your share of fun here.

If you are a regular traveler, ensure that you visit Johannesburg at least once to experience the distinctive features and specialties of the city. Book your plane ticket online and also look out for airlines that operate cheap flights to Johannesburg. Several airline companies also allow you to book last minute flights to Johannesburg. You can avail discounted prices with many airlines and fly to Johannesburg and have a pleasure trip by touring all over the city.


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