Take a holiday to Johannesburg, the heart of South Africa
As with many South African cities, Johannesburg is a triumph of success and continual improvement in spite of adversity. lastminute.com thinks that now could be the perfect time to take advantage of the heart of South Africa and book a cheap holiday to Johannesburg. Perfect for everyone on all budgets, Johannesburg proves that you don’t have to be rich to enjoy a luxury hotel.
A holiday to Johannesburg shows you where history meets the future
Interested in history? Yep. Love gold? Who doesn’t? Then Gold Reef City is a must visit destination on your holiday to Johannesburg. The gold rush hit Jo’Burg hard and a lot of history has been left behind to be gathered up by well-meaning historians. They’re more than happy to show it off, especially at Gold Reef City, which shows visitors an enthusiastic, albeit not always accurate, view on what happened way back when. Being said to remind users of Disney world, it’ll be a great way to entertain the kids for a day or so. There’s a Victorian fun fair, recreation gumboot dancing and everything else a successful gold mining town needed back then. Food and drink can be bought in the numerous restaurants and cafes on site. Expensive souvenirs can be purchased for people from the arts and craft centre, along with life music in the wide open amphitheatre. Booking is always advisable.
For other visual delights, try the Goodman Gallery, the Johannesburg Art Gallery and Kim Sacks Gallery. It’s a melting pot of culture and colour which loves to find expression through art. For more information on the turbulent past of Johannesburg, the treasure stocked Apartheid Museum and the Constitution Hill Museum will provide shocking, if not interesting attractions.
A holiday to Johannesburg means that you’re on the doorstep of lots of lovely animals, some of which won’t try to kill you. You’ll get the specifics when you book a safari trip to Pilanesburg nature reserve, which makes a great day trip. With the promise of seeing the big five game creatures it’ll prove to be an unmissable and unforgettable part of your trip.
Johannesburg holidays are fantastic
A holiday to Johannesburg will probably give you more than you bargained for. It’s a vibrant city which is an up and coming tourist destination, and you can book it all with lastminute.com.