Top 5 Must Do's in Johannesburg

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Johannesburg is a popular tourist destination that boasts of an eclectic line-up of attractions in the backdrop of breathtaking natural scenic beauty. Here are some ideas for things to do and see in this striking South African region.

1. Wild Encounters

Visit The Lion Park, a sprawling reserve that offers visitors an opportunity to get up close and personal with a large number of majestic beasts and an assortment of predators. Watch the indigenous herbivores and an incredibly rich natural vegetation that adorn the park. Visitors can spot the rare white lion along with more than 80 lions and other wild beasts like cheetahs, hyenas, wild dogs, wolves, black jackals, giraffes and several species of antelopes that roam around unrestricted through the confines on the park. The Cub World area is an amusing place to interact with some animals and feed the giraffes by climbing a giraffe feeding platform that puts you at eye level with the tame herbivores. The park is open from 8:30am to 5pm on weekdays and 8:30am to 6pm on weekends.

2. Museum Mania

Johannesburg is filled with stunning specialty and general history museums like the Mandela Family Museum, the African National Museum of Military History, James Hall Museum of Transport and the popular Apartheid Museum which is a fascinating montage of South Africa’s tumulus history. It houses brilliant memorabilia including pictures, videos, documentaries and hundreds of exhibits that resonate with the the land’s struggle for freedom. The museum is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm Tue to Sun and is closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and Good Friday.

3. Botanical Gardens

Visit the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens at Malcolm Road. The place is laden with lush green vegetation and several species of endangered birds that offer a spectacular glimpse of South Africa’s wild flora and fauna. Spot the rare Black Eagle in the wilderness of the garden that also houses a restaurant and picnic area.

4. Gold Reef City

Visit the Gold Reef City, located off Xavier’s Road - a thrilling interactive mining center that lets visitors experience theme rides, games and spectacular mining shows. A stunning collage of colors, special effects and sounds that offer a glimpse into the legendary mining activities in the region. 

5. Bunny Park

One of the best places in Johannesburg if you have young children. Watch a bevy of cute rabbits, geese, ducks, beautiful swans and rare turtles wandering about the park. There are also fun pony rides for kids and a nice park where visitors can feed the harmless bunnies.

Johannesburg  presents a fantastic mesh of things to do and an array of entertaining leisure options that include theme parks, wildlife reserves, botanical gardens and museums.

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You must go tu Ukutula to walk with lions, give little lions cubs a bottle and touch a cheetha.

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