Johannesburg - Place of Gold
Johannesburg is also known by its Zulu name 'Egoli', which means 'place of gold'. Rich gold deposits were found in the area in the 19th century and the city quickly grew around the mining industry. Africa's biggest city and South Africa's economic powerhouse, this vibrant and cosmopolitan metropolis is home to many attractions, including the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill, and also offers world-class shopping. While many visitors do not expect to be wowed by Johannesburg, most are surprised by the vibrant charm of the city.
Gold Reef City - witness a gold mine in action
Insightful visits to Soweto, Africa's biggest township
Visit the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site situated a mere 25 km (15 miles) outside of Joburg
Shopping at Sandton City, Rosebank and Eastgate malls, as well as at the many colourful, bustling markets
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The plush rooms and suites of The Westcliff boast lovely views over Johannesburg. The Westcliff’s sumptuous teas are legendary. For sundowners, guests can savour cocktails in the Polo Lounge and Bar whilst taking in the stunning views. Fine dining is on offer at La Belle Terrasse and La Logia.
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Soweto Cultural Township Tour
Tour Soweto, Johannesburg's largest township, for a glimpse into the vibrant life of its inhabitants. Your guide is Disman Khoza, who lives in Soweto with his family and specialises in tours of Soweto, as well as Johannesburg and Pretoria.
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