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    Tourists Guide To Johannesburg & General Information

    Johannesburg, also known as Joburg, is situated in the Gauteng Province of South Africa, and has been nicknamed the Place of Gold, due its vast Gold reserves. Joburg is the largest City in South Africa, and has a rich history.

    An Overview & Informative Guide To Johannesburg

    Johannesburg is the largest City in the World that is not situated next to a major river, lake or ocean.

    What You Need To Know About Johannesburg

    There are a few important things to take note of when travelling to Johannesburg.

    When Is The Best Time To Visit Johannesburg?

    Johannesburg climate is temperamental, but is generally very warm in the summer months, and cold in the winter months. The best times to visit would be between February and May, and September to November.

    Do I Need A Visa To Visit Johannesburg?

    Depending on your age, and what Country you reside in will determine whether or not you need a Visa to visit Johannesburg. The South African Government is in the process of enforcing a Visa for foreign travellers.

    What Should I Pack To Visit Johannesburg?

    Pack a variety of warm and cold weather clothes, sunscreen, camera and any other items you would want to take with you on your holiday.

    Do I Need Vaccinations To Visit Johannesburg?

    You currently do not need any vaccinations when travelling to Johannesburg in South Africa. You should make sure by asking your Travel Agent a few months prior to your visit.

    Transport & How To Get Around Johannesburg?

    The O.R. Tambo International Airport is one of the largest on the African Continent, and 100’s of flights depart and arrive daily to destinations within South Africa and the rest of the World. You can get around by train, bus, or taxi service, but it is most advisable to hire a car.

    Attractions and places to visit in Johannesburg

    Johannesburg known as South Africa’s largest city is an outstanding place to travel to. This is a busy city with numerous places to go and countless sites to see. This city holds a lot of historical landmarks and exceptional entertainment highlights sure to blow you away.

    Where to go when visiting Johannesburg?

    There are numerous historical places to visit in Johannesburg. Historical Landmarks and museums such as the Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill History Museum and the Johannesburg Art Gallery are exceptional places rich with South African heritage and history that the city has to offer will surely spark some interest in you. The Cradle of Humankind is by far the most outstanding world heritage site in Johannesburg that will show you all about the limestone caves and inside the Sterkfontein Caves you will find the discovery of the 2.3 million year-old fossil who was nick-named ‘Mrs Ples’.

    Apart from the interesting historical sites you can see, Johannesburg has some outstanding wildlife parks and nature reserves to indulge for the animal and nature enthusiasts. Namely the Lion Park which is a wildlife conservation park in Johannesburg, which protect the Transvaal Lions. The kids will absolutely love this place, actually adults too. If that is not enough then you call also make a stop at the Johannesburg Zoo which houses over 2000 Animals varying over 320 species should surely satisfy your wildlife and nature related curiosities.

    Lastly the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens coving over 125 Hectares of land have all the greenery one could possibly desire. For all the beer lovers Johannesburg has its very own SAB World of Beer Museum just for beer so make sure to visit this interesting site as you will discover all you need to know about South African Breweries and possibly sample some of their world class beer.

    For those looking for entertainment and adventure, Johannesburg has just the right place for you. Make sure to visit Gold Reef City Amusement Park in Johannesburg where you can get your fill of thrilling rides and lucky casinos in this theme park that was established on top of an old gold mine that closed in 1971.

    How old is the City of Johannesburg?

    This city has been inhabited thousands of years ago by hunter-gatherers people and was formally established in 1886.

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