Ideal Destination For
- Bucket List
- Food & Wine
- Solo Travel
- Special Interest
Points of Interest
- Cradle of Humankind
The Cradle of Humankind, one of the many World Heritage Sites in South Africa, and the only one in Gauteng, is of outstanding universal value. It is one of the world's richest concentrations of fossil hominid bearing locations. Fossils found in the excavation sites provide us with a glimpse into our early ancestors’ evolving and changing, and a visitor centre exhibiting the evolutionary processes is one of the major tourist attractions in South Africa. One can also visit the cave where world-famous fossils of Mrs Ples and Little Foot was found
Maboneng is a trendy, artsy area in the Johannesburg CBD. Having once suffered from urban decay and crime, its vibe has completely transformed as a result of regeneration. Restaurants, clothing boutiques, art galleries, coffee shops, retail stores and studio space inject the neighbourhood with life, creativity and funk.
In the sophisticated, affluent sector of Sandton – the new CBD – striking, modern skyscrapers house the headquarters of the country’s biggest companies. It was named after a combination of two of its suburbs, Sandown and Bryanston.
A visit to the city vibe of Sandton before or after a beach and/or safari holiday, is a wise inclusion on one’s itinerary. High street brands in top-class shopping malls, vibey dining establishments, rooftop sundowners and weekly lunch-hour classical concerts can all be enjoyed. Be sure to visit the 6-metre bronze statue of the former South African president, Nelson Mandela in the square with his name.
Sandton boasts a string of luxury accommodation establishments, and is ideally situated to give visitors access to sites around the city that represents the rich history of the area.
The name Soweto, originally used as an acronym for South Western Townships, is synonymous with the struggle against apartheid. The area initially hosted temporary living quarters for mine workers, and the population grew in density when black, Indian and coloured inhabitants of the city centre were forcibly driven there under the laws of segregation.
Over the years, Soweto has grown into a huge city with its people nurturing a strong sense of community. Heritage sites, restaurants and shebeens in the area are well worth the visit.
- Sun City
Located about two hours' drive away from Johannesburg, is the internationally-renowned Sun City, considered South Africa’s premier holiday resort. It can best be described as a mini African Las Vegas with world-class hotels like the opulent "Palace of the Lost City" or the elegant "Cascades". As it is situated alongside the Pilansberg National Park (an area of around 55 000 hectares), visitors have the opportunity to go on game drives to spot the Big Five, and then to return to the resort for a round of golf, perhaps some gambling, or swimming amongst the endless rolling waves at the "Valley of the Waves".