Johannesburg or Josburg... or even Jozi is the second largest city of South Africa, and the destination of all fun-lovers in seek for adventure. A multi-cultural financial centre, rich in its diversity, offers a unique experience to the most demanding visitors. A city that evolved rapidly through the years due to the gold mines and has become the power motor of the South African economy, has much more to offer that you may think...
Johannesburg has everything you're looking for! You may visit for business, for cultural purposes or simply to relax. There is literally something for everybody in the golden city of South Africa. There are enough interesting and culture rich places to visit that even a lifetime is not enough to visit them all... More than 40 art galleries, museums and cultural institutes await for you to give you that extra knowledge on the country's history. Apart from culture there's that adrenaline rush as well to discover...
336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians , 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals... all at the world renowned Kruger park! The limestone of the African wildlife is the place you should definitely visit to explore the impressive number of different species and take a closer look to the impeccable organisation of this natural habitat for endangered species. You will love the simplicity and natural beauty of the wild animals with a tour safari around Kruger National park.
One of the places the visit as well is Pretoria. With a pure multicultural energy and a harmonious blend of traditions, the city will charm you. Pretoria has historic value extending to that of the British Empire and Apartheid. The places you should visit are: Voortrekker Monument, Freedom Square, the Union Buildings, Kruger House, Church Square,Hindu Temple and the Jacaranda trees. Pretoria is a great place to discover all the different cuisines from all over the world! To end the day you can go to one of the numerous shopping malls in between Josburg and Pretoria.
Last thing that should be on your list of to-do things is Paragliding from the mountains of Pretoria and Johannesburg. Probably when wandering around the city you will notice the plethora of hot air balloons and wings on the skyline of Johannesburg. That's because Johannesburg is a great spot of thermal wings, offering ideal conditions for a long and steady paragliding flight! The best thing is that you do not need any skills for a tandem paragliding flight. You will get attached safely to your instructor and he will take care of everything! All you have to do is simply enjoy the views! Hint: try paragliding during afternoon hours to enjoy the sunset!
Anything you may ask for, you will find them in Johannesburg! Skip it and you'll regret it for a life!
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- Skydiving From iTandem skydiving over the Vaal Dam near Johannesburg
- Rafting From iWhitewater rafting on the Vaal river near Johannesburg
- Mountain bike From iMountain bike excursion in Soweto
- Skydiving From iTandem skydive over Parys, near Johannesburg
- Hot Air Ballooning From iHot air balloon flight near Johannesburg
- Hot Air Ballooning From iMagalies River Valley balloon safari, near Johannesburg
It was not a very beautiful area for a hot balloon flight, with a lot of industry we flew over. However, it seems that it is very rare that the balloon flies this route. The starting point was nice.
The spot is a nice one especially if the videos and photos are well taken