Johannesburg & Surrounds

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Johannesburg (known also as Egoli, the City of Gold) is an extraordinary city, born just over 120 years ago with the discovery of gold and since then, has been a city of commerce and opportunity. Even today Johannesburg continues to attract those looking for opportunity – it is a city populated by people who have come to realise their dreams.

the city has grown and became the largest and most populous city in South Africa.  It is also  the largest city in the world not built on or near a major water source. It is home to Africa’s tallest building, with a large CBD and many smaller urban centres. Today, the road infrastructure, telecommunications, health care, shopping, visitor attractions, dining and nightlife are world class.

Johannesburg is fortunate to have one of the world’s most pleasant climates, called a ‘subtropical highland’ climate.

Pretoria is situated in the transitional area between the Highveld and the Bushveld, approximately 50 km north of Johannesburg in the north-east of South Africa. Although largely a government-based city, it is also a place of culture, with theatres, museums and monuments. It is one of the country’s three capital cities, serving as the executive (administrative) capital; the other two being Cape Town (legislative capital) and Bloemfontein (judicial capital). Pretoria is also known as the IQ city due to being the location of UNISA, the largest long distant learning University in the world.

In very close proximity to both Johannesburg and Pretoria are some of the country’s popular tourism destinations, including Sun City (the place for entertainment, offering more than one hundred unforgettable family activities, a vibrant casino and a variety of accommodation options), The Pilanesberg and Madikwe Game Reserve (both non-malaria Big 5 reserves which appeal to families,  honeymooners, friends and couples looking for a memorable safari getaway).

Recommended Attractions:

    • Johannesburg City tour
    • Gold Reef City & Apartheid Museum
    • Constitution Hill
    • Pretoria City Tour
    • Cullinan Diamond Mine Tour
    • Lesedi Cultural Village
    • Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve
    • Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
    • Sun City & Pilanesberg Game Reserve (beautifully combined)

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