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Articles: Day Trips

Discover the true nature of Johannesburg through a series of riveting day trips

Whether you are a South African citizen or a visitor from overseas, not many people consider Johannesburg and surrounds as the most obvious choice as a holiday destination in this country. Definitely not while coastal cities like Cape Town and Durban offer so much more obvious attractions. You would be very wrong, however, to simply dismiss the City of Gold so easily. A series of simple day trips through Johannesburg and surrounds is enough to introduce you to the magic of this vibrant city – a city that has an over-abundance of soul, a rich history and breathtaking scenery. It is a melting pot if colourful cultures, and there is thrilling entertainment to be found around every corner.

Day trips taking you through the city of Johannesburg itself, will take you through the bustling neighbourhoods of Hillbrow and Sandton, and pay visits to places such as the Carlton Tower – the tallest building in Africa, and Constitution Hill, built on the Old Fort Prison, where both Nelson Mandela and Ghandi were incarcerated. You will also visit the homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Hector Peterson Memorial and Freedom Square, amongst other sites of significance in Soweto, also known as ‘the birthplace of the struggle’.

The Lesedi Cultural Village features traditional dwellings, each representing and introducing you to a South African culture, while a tour to the Cradle of Humankind will show you where human life as we know it started.Day trips to the Lion Safari Park and De Wildt Centre are also available where you can see animals such as lions, cheetahs, black leopards, jackals, wildebeest, giraffes, wild dogs and a variety of other species in their natural habitat. If a walk on the wild side means something different to you, then why not take a ride on the tallest and fastest rollercoaster in Africa – this can be found at the wildly entertaining Gold Reef City.

37 West Adventures is a recognised market leader in the provision of package deals, tours and transfers to regions throughout Gauteng, Northern Province, Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Their services include day trips to all major attractions in and around Gauteng. Click here for more information on the toures offered and to book your unforgettable trip.

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