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Johannesburg: the Seventh whl.travel Wonder in South Africa

  • whl.travel
  • 6 July 2009

SIEN ONDER VIR DIE BOODSKAP IN AFRIKAANS / SEE BELOW FOR THIS MESSAGE IN AFRIKAANS

Johannesburg, more affectionately called Jo’burg or Jozi, is a diversified and dynamic city and one that is constantly evolving. Jo’burg has a turbulent past but today is one of the most prosperous cities in South Africa. It is rich in cultural experiences and travellers will be hard pressed to choose from the many Johannesburg sights and green spaces.

A tour group learning about apartheid history at Soweto's Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, opened in 2002 to remember 12-year-old Hector and others who died in the 1976 Soweto uprising

Taking a township tour in Soweto and visiting the Mandela Museum are fascinating ways to learn about the struggle under apartheid and the city’s history.

A trip to Jo’burg would be incomplete without visiting the Cradle of Humankind. Only an hour from town, this UNESCO World Heritage site includes the Sterkfontein Caves, where the world’s oldest hominid skeletons were found.

Jo’burg is also a terrific base for day trips and incredible safaris into the African wilderness.

Finally, Jozi is a proud host city for the World Cup in 2010, which promises to be thrilling and full of South African flair.

Of course, there are numerous charming Johannesburg hotels to choose from for a unique South African holiday.

whl.travel’s launch of www.destination-johannesburg.com marks the seventh destination travel portal in South Africa, following those of Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Garden Route, Mpumalanga Highlands, Panorama Route and Western Kruger.

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IN AFRIKAANS:

Johannesburg, of meer bekend as Jo’burg of Jozi, is ‘n dinamiese stad en een wat gedurig ontwikkel. Jo’burg het ‘n ontstuimige geskiedenis maar is vandag een van die mees voorspoedige stede in Suid Afrika. Dit is ryk aan kultuur ondervindings en reisigers kry ‘n groot verskeidenheid van baie van Johannesburg se werwe en groen ruimteskepe.

Travellers on a tour of downtown Johannesburg

Travellers on a tour of downtown Johannesburg

Om ‘n stadsgebiede toer na Soweto toe en om die Mandela Museum te onderneem is ‘n gefasineerde manier om te leer van die worsteling van apartheid en die stad se geskiedenis.

‘n Reis na Jo’burg sal onvolledig wees sonder om na die Cradle of Humankind te gaan. Net ‘n uur weg, hierdie UNESCO Wereld Erf e nis Ligging sluit in die Stekfontein Grotte waar die wereld se oudste hominide geraamtes gevind is. Jo’burg is ook ‘n verskriklike snood vir dag toere en ongeloofelike jagekspedisies in Afrika se wildernis.

Jozi is ‘n trotse gasheer stad vir die Wereld Beker in 2010 wat belowe om trillend en vol van Suid Afrikanse flair te wees.

Daar is talryke bekoorlike Johannesburg hotelle om van te kies vir ‘n unieke Suid Afrikanse vakansie.

whl.travel se werping van www.destination-johannesburg.com merk die sewende plaas van bestemming reis portal in Suid Afrika.

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4 Responses to “Johannesburg: the Seventh whl.travel Wonder in South Africa”

  1. Adrian says:

    Mandino, it’s true that the relatively high crime rate DOES scare a lot of travellers away. Extra precautions DO need to be taken, but it’s possible to travel around South Africa safely. Hopefully the 2010 World Cup will address some of these safety issues in a longer term, more permanent way.

  2. mandino says:

    @Franschhoek Accommodation

    But won’t the crime rate really scare travelers away? you say that it’s really high… I’m not so sure if this can be my next destination in http://www.baraaza.com/contest/

  3. Although the crime rate in the city is quite high it is a real awesome city 2 visit. The buzz there is amazing!

  4. Looks like 2010 is going to be a good year for Jo’burg. The African people are avid fans of futbol and so I think they are going to be in for quite a treat. No doubt to that this is going to draw in more tourists which will be good for the local economy.

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