Johannesburg is a large fascinating and exhilarating metropolitan city of South Africa. This prosperous and modern city includes some of the tallest buildings of the continent.
The municipal parks departments preserve the magnificent parks and gardens of this big city. Johannesburg also stands as one of the greenest cities in the world owing to the large number of trees planted here recently. The tempting Botanical Garden of Johannesburg draws the attention of visitors in huge numbers.
Johannesburg is also famous for its inclusion in the areas of sports activity. Numbers of clubs race in the National First Division as well as in Premier Soccer League. It was the host country for 2010 FIFA World Cup. This event placed South Africa on the business and economic radar. The abiding game of cricket is still very popular here. Johannesburg is also known for hosting the Cricket World Cup Final of 2003.
Art, Culture and Other Treasures
Travelers who come for visiting Johannesburg as a “jumping off” point to a different area may want to explore some of its obscured treasures. Recently founded history museums and the outstanding Zoo of Johannesburg must be on your list of South Africa holidays besides a visit to Gold Reef City, a substantial amusement park close to the city centre. Excellent art is another treasure of Johannesburg. There are numerous admirable museums, apart from the fascinating Johannesburg Art Gallery. The Cradle of Humankind- a UNESCO World Heritage Site, regarded as the utmost hominid site of the world is hardly a few kilometers away.
Stay in Comfort
If you are planning your tour to South Africa, including Johannesburg on your itinerary, you will be quite contented to know that various four-star and five-star hotels thrive in this wonderful city. For example, if you are air travelling, you might prefer settling in at the Airport Sun Intercontinental. It is a five-star hotel with excellent services. Another five star hotel, D’Oreale Grande Emperors Palace is quite famous for its busy casino and outstanding services. Other premium services include art gallery, gym and health spa, helipad, business centre and swimming pool with a pool bar.
Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, opened in the year, 1998 is another great alternative that provides excellent accommodation facilities. According to the visitors, Highveld setting makes them forget they are in the heart of a grand city. This latest addition to Johannesburg has already secured a number of awards including platinum and diamond for excellence including the Diners Club award of “Wine List of the Year”.
Therefore, if you are planning a visit to one of the most modern and thrilling cities of the world do not miss to include Johannesburg in your itinerary to South Africa.
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