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About Johannesburg

Joburg, as it's known, is both the wealthiest city in Africa and one with stark poverty and crime. To travel here is to step into a culture inextricably linked with its apartheid past. But the Joburg of today is a city overflowing with art, fashion, and sporting events. There are things to do for every type of traveler. Head to the township of Soweto and book one of the dozens of cultural heritage tours - - by bicycle , van or on foot - - to learn about the history of apartheid, while the Apartheid Museum offers a detailed view of South Africa's troubled past. Out in the swish suburbs, visitors will be greeted with attractions such as zoos, hot air balloon rides, and shopping. There are several nature preserves within Joburg's city limits (and many larger ones nearby ) , so enjoy a day safari and see rhinos, lions, or antelope. Because of its relatively low costs compared to Europe, Joburg is popular with backpackers. Hotels can be a good value and a plethora of cheap hostels offered something for every price range.

Popular Attractions in Johannesburg

Nelson Mandela Square
4.6/5
74 Reviews
Statue/Sculpture
Square
Mandela Square is a popular place in South Africa. The entire square is full of feeling of fashion, with casual coffee bars and upscale restaurants. Due to its central location in Sandton, it is easily accessible from the financial district, Sandton Convention Centre, luxury hotels and some of the specialty shops in Sandton. The design idea of the entire square is to bring the Italian style of life to the African continent.
Lion & Safari Park
4.6/5
73 Reviews
Zoo
The Lion Park is located in the north of Joburg, one of the must-see attractions in Johannesburg. It is a wild lion protection base with lions, rhinos and other animals. The park provides visitors with a close-up view of the animals and other exciting interactive activities where visitors can personally feed the lions and have a chance to take photos with the lion cubs.
Gold Reef City
4.6/5
66 Reviews
Amusement Park
Theme Park
It’s a theme park, casino, live music venue, and historical tour. Just 8 km outside Johannesburg you can tour one of the underground mines that helped make this the “City of Gold”, hit the blackjack table, and ride a rollercoaster all in one place and in one day.
Johannesburg Zoo
4.4/5
30 Reviews
Zoo
The Johannesburg Zoo has thousands of mammals, birds and reptiles. Lions, elephants, giraffes, and large apes are only divided by trenches and are completely free of iron railings, making them popular with tourists. In addition, the newly designed polar bear habitat, the large bird cage for people to walk around, is also popular with tourists. The Midlands, located in the Johannesburg area, has a Transvaal Snake Park, which displays a wide variety of African snakes. The setting is very attractive and has displays that show visitors how to extract poisonous venom.

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3 Days Budget Kruger National Park Safari - From Johannesburg
FromAU$1,055.90
De Wildt Endangered Wildlife Centre
Available for Tomorrow Onwards
FromAU$307.90
Horseback Safari
FromAU$96.90
Kruger National Park Magical Day Safari from Johannesburg
FromAU$694.90

Johannesburg Weather

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Today
6 Jul 2020
6 °
Turning Clear
6-22
Tomorrow
7 Jul 2020
6°
Clear with Poor Air Quality
6-22
Wednesday
8 Jul 2020
6°
Clear
6-16
Thursday
9 Jul 2020
5°
Partly Cloudy
5-20

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Rusted_Sword   
There is a lion park in Johannesburg, South Africa. It also offers a lion-oriented safari. In addition to rare white lion species, there are many other African animals. Gazelles and giraffes I have seen it before. The hyena and the African leopard, the hyena is a fierce cluster of animals on the African grasslands, dare to compete with the lion. The African leopard is also the perfect hunter, with a strong, flexible body, fast running speed and good at raids. The time I saw Panthers were TV stars and made a lot of advertisements and movies.
Posted: 27 Apr 2019
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