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Johannesburg, South Africa Home to the largest stock exchange on the continent the JSE - and defined by Africa’s tallest skyscrapers, the city of Johannesburg is the modern, prosperous capital city of Gauteng and the unrivalled commercial giant of Africa. Founded on the promise of gold and later the country’s commercial, financial, industrial and mining hub, Johannesburg is an exhilarating, energetic urban area that offers glittering entertainment, a flotilla of cultural and historical sites and arguably the friendliest people on the planet. Serviced by not one but two international airports situated on the opposite sides of the city OR Tambo International Airport, the biggest and busiest airport in Africa, and Lanseria International Airport - Johannesburg is the gateway to the rest of the country and is the perfect introduction to this spectacular southern African nation. Johannesburg, particularly the small inner heart of the city, is in a constant state of metamorphosis, with old buildings making way for new, spectacular glass and steel edifices, some of which are the most striking and certainly the tallest buildings in Africa. Business and Leisure Destination As South Africa’s biggest city, as well as the largest metropolis in the world that has not been developed near an ocean, river or lake, Johannesburg is a significant big business venue and a worthy holiday destination from which other prime Gauteng attractions can be accessed. These include the internationally renowned wildlife safari destination, and one of the largest conservation areas in Africa - the Kruger National Park; the Sun City Entertainment complex and Pilanesberg Game Reserve, as well as the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains and adjoining Hartbeespoort Dam, which offer a full menu of outdoor activities. All of these are within a three to four hours' drive of the City of Gold. Accommodation Johannesburg accommodation is consequently abundant and versatile and ranges from premier five star hotels in the central business district and the leafy outlying suburbs; luxury guest houses and lodges to affordable Bed and Breakfasts and even budget backpackers. Comprising the vibrant and colourful Soweto, the city’s South West Township created during the dreaded days of apartheid, Johannesburg can be considered a one-stop vacation destination offering township tours, rocking night clubs, outstanding restaurants featuring a full range of cuisine, and a variety of natural attractions including the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden and the


ever-popular Emmarentia Dam, an important leisure and sports destination. Book an urban adventure in Johannesburg Browse and select premier Johannesburg accommodation and day tours online at esouthafrica.com or simply search for other key attractions and accommodation in Gauteng to expedite the booking process and simplify your life today!

About the author: e-southafrica.com is a South African accommodation booking website that provides easy access to accommodation in Johannesburg and other well appointed Gauteng holiday and business accommodation.


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