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Johannesburg Holidays: Historic Holidays
Popular as the ‘city of gold’, Johannesburg is an industrial and financial chief city in South Africa and highly popular for its unique history of gold mining. Johannesburg is home to several museums, galleries exhibiting arts and culture, outstanding parks, incredible wildlife, and beautiful gardens that make it a fascinating tourist destination. So, if you are planning your coming holidays to Johannesburg, here we help you with a list of popular attractions that you must not miss when visiting this fascinating city. Read on to discover prominent specialties and tourist spots in Johannesburg.
Learn South Africa’s History At Apartheid Museum
Apartheid Museum is one of the prominent attractions here featuring the apartheid story through photos, clipping of newspapers, unique artifacts, and film footage. As you move through the exhibits here, you feel the sounds and sights of the apartheid era. If you are interested in knowing the struggle of South Africa for freedom, a visit to Lilieleaf Farm Museum can acquaint with the country’s freedom history.
Go For Indigenous South African Cuisine
Being home to several ethnic groups, you can find a variety of traditional cuisines to taste when in Johannesburg. Try Achaar, scrumptious spiced salad of mango and oil. Make sure you eat it in limit to avoid offensive odor. Also, try Chakalaka, delicious salad prepared using green pepper, cauliflower, garlic, carrots, ginger, and onions and topped with curry and chilies for a great taste.
Visit Germiston Lake
Even though Johanessburg is an inland city, in the vicinity of Johannesburg you can find spectacular Victoria Lake, which is also popular as Germiston Lake. You can enjoy water sports here. Germiston Lake is famous for water-skiing and regattas. Spend a pleasant time visiting this fascinating lake during your Johannesburg holidays.
Spend Time Shopping At Hyde Park Corner
Plan to shop high-end home accessories, trendy clothes, gifts, and several other items at Hyde Park Corner. Access elegant, exclusive shops, find various luxury brands here, and make your choice. Shop antiques, art, fashion stuff, and many other fabulous things. After shopping, enjoy eating at one of the twelve outstanding restaurants here.
Explore Gold Reef City & Plan Safari Tours
Visit Gold Reef City, one of the best family attractions in South Africa, along with your kids when in Johannesburg. Kids can enjoy exploring theme park, go for rides, eat at one of the best restaurants in the city, and spend entertaining time at Lyric Theatre. Watch constructed unique structures, the Royal Theatre, a chemist’s shop, a Chinese laundry, and a newspaper office, that signify past gold rush days. Adults can go for an exciting safari at Kruger National Park. Many of the tourists are reminded of the zoos explored during their melbourne holidays upon visiting this national park. You can spot rhino, lion, elephant, buffalo, and leopard here.
Experience Amazing Musical Entertainment At Bassline
If you are fond of jazz, don’t miss visiting Bassline, a famous nightclub in Newtown in Johannesburg. Bassline is a great place for fans of African rap and hip hop music. Have an entertaining time watching comedy shows and music events. You can also get to listen to a range of music, such as reggae, folk, raga, pop, and many other popular music forms.
If all these attractions tempt you to plan your coming vacations in Johannesburg, books your Johannesburg holiday packages to visit this amazing city any time from March to May or September to November as weather is warm, crowd is less, and rates are low.