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Johannesburg Holidays

Average Temperature 25°C
UK Flight Time 11 Hours

Johannesburg Holidays

South Africa's biggest city and a common flight connection en-route to Cape Town, Johannesburg is truly the heart of the country.

Famously labelled "The City of Gold", the origins of this mega-city began with a 19th century gold mining settlement. It's also a vibrant city for art-lovers, boasting over 11 art galleries displaying both local and international works, plus plenty of eye-widening statements of modern art.

For the foodies, South African cuisine mostly consists of naughty comfort foods which will have you spoilt for choice at every meal. From 'bunny chow'; hollowed out loaves of bread filled with pork, chicken or vegetarian curries, to biltong & droewors; expertly cured meats, you're unlikely to leave Johannesburg hungry!

An important part of the country's history, be sure to visit the Apartheid Museum; a solemn space of education with provocative exhibits detailing the rise and fall of apartheid. Visitors to this city should also take a tour around Constitution Hill, a collection of judicial buildings with horrific pasts which stand as beacon for human rights. Constitution Hill is known as the prison which once detained inspirational political activists such as Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi, as well as Nelson and Winnie Mandela.

Other opportunities for your visit to Johannesburg include the stunning Cradle of Humankind - A fascinating UNESCO archeological site where some of the world's most significant fossils were unearthed, including some of the earliest traces of our species. Those inspired by Nelson Mandela can pay a visit to his former residence - A building donated by Mr. Mandela to the Soweto Heritage Trust in the late 90's to become a museum.

Not just a destination for history and food, Johannesburg hosts a stunning botanical garden, nature reserves, golf courses, and even the popular Gold Reef City theme park for some big thrills!

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Things to do

  • Museums
  • Historic sites
  • Botanical garden
  • Zoo
  • Nature reserves
  • Archeological sites
  • Theme park

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