IS JOHANNESBURG A GOOD SPOT FOR HOLIDAY MAKERS?
When you think of a luxury holiday, the sprawling city of Johannesburg is probably not the first thing to enter your mind as the ideal destination. City life is often the thing that holiday makers are looking to escape, after all.
But the figures show something different, people from all over the world have the City of Gold in their sites where their next destination is concerned. This might seem a little off for us modest city dwellers, but Joburg boasts no fewer than 4 million international visitors a year, whereas Cape Town tends to stick below the 2 million mark.
So, there must be something in our fair city worth visiting, right? Well, for those looking a little closer for their next destination, Johannesburg has a wealth to offer.
For those that have been out of the city for a long time, you’re missing out if you haven’t explored the more tasteful sides of the city centre.
Maboneng in particular comes to mind, a recently gentrified area of the city that has more to offer in its few small blocks than much of the rest of the district. Layered with multi-story markets, pubs, clubs, art galleries, and jazz lounges, Maboneng offers an experience for all types of tastes.
This magical part of the city even seems to change from a lively family entertainment area in the day to a vibrant and energetic nightlife scene when the sun sets.
Maboneng melts the extensive network of different cultures found throughout Johannesburg into one unforgettable and educational experience, even for the people who live here.
A WEALTH OF NEARBY SITES
Maybe the city centre isn’t your cup of tea, perhaps you want to see some more natural, calming beauty, want to engage in other types of entertainment, or simply want to unwind and keep to yourself.
Johannesburg and its surrounding areas have plenty to offer in that regard.
We are home to a slew of luxury casinos like Gold Reef and Emperor’s Palace, a short drive out of the city will let you take in the natural beauty of areas like Magaliesburg, complete with eye-opening game drives and a bushveld experience.
From there, the ever-famous Sun City is not a far way off, restaurants of all types dot Johannesburg’s lines, along with shopping malls in any direction, and even theme parks.
PLENTY OF BUSINESS TO TRAVEL FOR
A lot of travellers come to Johannesburg for business, and there is more than enough of it going around. Whether for short conferences, team-building activities, important meetings, or seminars, notable business people are constantly coming to and meeting in Johannesburg.
The electric business energy in the city makes it the ideal place to discuss, plan, and embark on new capitalist ventures, and almost every part of Johannesburg, from its city buildings to its elegant meet-up points, accommodate this.
GOLFING: WE KNOW YOU’RE INTERESTED
So popular is golfing in Johannesburg that it deserves its own paragraph in this article. Johannesburg and its surrounding areas are home to some of the most beautiful, challenging, and exclusive golf courses in the country. Each and every area of interest in Johannesburg, whether it be North, East, South, or West, has its own set of unique, lush, and challenging courses to play on.
ACCOMMODATION FOR ALL TYPES OF TRAVELLERS
Johannesburg is home to a wide variety of different types of accommodation for every type of traveller. Moving around on a budget? There are countless quaint and comfortable inns, hotels, and guesthouses to stay at.
Looking for something from the upper crust? We have a massive assortment of various guest rooms available from thousands of elegant, luxury hotels and guesthouses all across the city.
These offer a diverse set of activities, levels of comfort and luxury, cultural experiences, nearby attractions, places to soak in great food and drink, and a wealth of other exciting experiences, all in one city.
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