Published 28th February 2018
Johannesburg is the biggest city in South Africa, with a population of over 1 million. It is also one of the top 50 largest urban areas in the world. This bustling destination should definitely be part of your post-camp travel! Check out our list of Johannesburg travel tips, including the best things to do whilst you’re in the city.
Like many places in South Africa, Johannesburg offers a wealth of amazing wildlife tours. Embark on the safari tour to see some amazing animals in their natural habitat. You could be driving through herds of elephants, galloping alongside antelopes or even exploring lion territory!
South Africa has a long and interesting history in regards to its road to democracy. Johannesburg offers some key places that will open any traveller’s eyes to this intriguing tale. A trip to Constitution Hill will allow you to see where the new heroes, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were imprisoned last century. Guided tours around the historical site are available, so you can get an expert explanation of all that occurred on the famous Coghill.
If you want to delve deeper into South African culture, the city holds some amazing museums. The Apartheid Museum shows the struggles of people of colour before South Africa became the diverse and accepting nation it is today. You could also visit the Planetarium, the Beer Museum or the Museum of Transport!
If you’re a fan of cityscapes, the Top of Africa should definitely be on your list of activities. From this towering high rise, you can see for miles over the expanse of Joburg and its surrounding areas. It’s a perfect photo opportunity to show your friends at home in the city!
Once you’ve seen all that Johannesburg has to offer, why not further your adventure? Take a ride on the world-famous Gautrain if you want to visit other places in Gauteng province. It’s a clean, comfortable way to travel around the province. It’s the perfect way for you to extend your post-camp exploration!
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