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Johannesburg is a multifaceted city in South Africa that boasts a gleaming skyline of architectural wonders, lush parks, boundless superb museums and an incredible diversity of wildlife. Johannesburg is the beating heart of South Africa with a melting pot of vibrant urban cultures and endless leisure options… Enjoy a picnic at the lush Vaal Dam, visit the Lesedi Cultural Village to discover the traditions of local tribes, catch a live music performance at the Joburg Theatre, experience a relaxing massage at one of city’s world-class spa centres and venture out to the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site located just outside the city that boasts one of the world’s largest collection of hominid fossils. You can book exclusive holidays to Johannesburg from India through Brightsun Travel.
Johannesburg is home to some of South Africa’s most fascinating museums and art galleries. The main must-visit venue here is the Johannesburg Art Gallery which boasts one of Africa’s largest art collections, consisting of more than 9,000 artworks including 17th-century Dutch paintings, drawings and textiles. Another fine art venue worth visiting here is the Wits Art Museum which displays an extensive range of African art pieces and artefacts including wooden sculptures, drums and ceremonial sticks. You can also step inside the Apartheid Museum to receive a moving insight into the country’s struggle for democracy through photos, artifacts and videos. Finally, make sure you visit the unique Adler Museum of Medicine to discover a rare collection of pictures and medical equipment related to the country’s medical history.
Johannesburg is an excellent gateway to lots of South Africa’s amazing national parks and other wildlife viewing attractions. Escape the city for a day and head to Pilanesberg National Park, one of Africa’s largest wildlife reserves where you can spot and possibly encounter over 7000 animals and 360 bird species, including fish eagles, kingfishers and cormorants. Another epic wildlife hotspot close to Johannesburg is the Lion and Safari Park, spread over 600 hectares, where you can feed giraffes and ostriches and spot some of Africa's native animals, including sable antelopes, kudus and nyalas. Book cheap holidays to Johannesburg with Brightsun Travel today and look forward to discovering the rich wildlife and other gems of this amazing city.