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Top 5 Best Sights To Visit Around Johannesburg

January 21, 2015
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The DowntownJohannesburg in South Africa is the second largest and most vibrant city in the heart of Africa, with more than 3 million people calling this bustling metropolis home. Johannesburg, more commonly known as Jo’burg or Jozi. It offers visitors an experience which is unique and diverse as the city itself. Anyone who is on business, an adrenaline rush, in search of a cultural encounter or simply want to relax for a few days, the flight to Johannesburg takes you to everything to calm you at a single place.

Johannesburg flights take you to a multitude of attractions and things to do in Johannesburg as well as a dazzling array of options for everything from accommodation to car rental, restaurants, shopping and casinos, what is left that this amazing city does not have.

Top 5 Best Sights to Visit around Johannesburg1The Lion Park is a place where all the cubs grow up. After growing them, here they are sold to the canned hunt. The Lion Park is located at Lanseria, and it is about 45 minutes drive north west of Johannesburg. It gives visitors the chance to drive through a rather small reserve in which you can see big carnivores from close enough, as well as the opportunity to pet lion cubs. Another big drawcard is the tame giraffe whom you can feed by hand.

The Downtown, is one of the most exciting sculptures to be established in the Johannesburg. It is a replica of the gold rhino of Mapungubwe, which is located just opposite the Hollard Street pedestrian mall. The Mapungubwe rhino is arguably one of the most significant artifacts ever discovered in South Africa and is a figure created by draping thinly beaten gold metal around a wooden frame and securing the gold using tiny nails.

In the Sun City there is so much to see and do there, for nature lovers, speed freaks, water babies, some gambling fun, family orientated activities, bird watchers, swimming, golfing and much more. Those who never got to go there as kids because they did not have the extra money for the excursion, but can not hold back yourself now for pop concerts, and to spend the day in the sun and sea in The Lost City, which is actually the Sun City in Johannesburg.

The Johannesburg Zoo,1The Johannesburg Zoo, a place for families, the wonderful ‘Howloween’ at the end of October is a must, when the zoo is open after dark, and even if you are not particularly interested in the animals, it is a beautiful place to park off for a couple of hours and read a book under a tree or have lunch in the excellent cafe by the ape enclosure. In a city where security is always a concern, the Zoo is a spring of peace. It is beautifully landscaped, with wide expanses of parkland between the pens. It is extremely family-friendly and there are often special events. Similarly the Tree of Light.

The Wonder Cave, and the little museum attached to it are really great. In the sense of awe and wonder you feel as you journey deep underground into the past is incredible. The precinct is laid out well and is wheelchair friendly as well. The Wonder Cave is South Africa’s third largest cave and one of the most beautifully decorated. It is easily accessible from the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.

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