Wednesday, 14 May 2014

The City of Gold - Johannesburg

Let us take a trip to the legendary City of Gold, Johannesburg!

Wondering where this proverbial name came from? Well this elusive city in South Africa was founded on a gold mine and hence the christening happened. Travellers from all over the planet come to this land seeking some intriguing stories of gold and mining.

That is not all. There is another name Johannesburg could do with, and that is “Green City”, because It displays an outstanding assortment of fauna and flora. One of the greenest cities in the world with towering trees of Syringas, Sycamores, Oaks and Jacaranda lining the streets, it paints a beautiful landscape for one to admire. Most incredible fact is that buildings in the city are less in number than the counting of trees in the city.

For Nature Creatures

If you are one of those who love to sit in the lap of nature in a breathtakingly beautiful city, October to December are the months for you to visit Johannesburg. The Jacaranda trees are in full blossom and laden with vibrant purple flowers for the nature lovers to relish the magnificent sight. These beautiful Jacaranda flowers are also considered to be very lucky. If one falls on your head, it surely is your lucky day.
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Modern World Grandeur

Well, the modern world lovers should not be burdened. There is everything to catch their fancy in the city, apart from the trees and greenery. The freshly built "Gautrain" can take them anywhere within Johannesburg, even to the city of Pretoria, the capital of South Africa. The well constructed bus depots and stations that mushroomed during 2010 FIFA world cup, come in handy when it comes to exploring the city in its true colours.
What to Do when in the City of Gold?

Oh that’s easy. There are lots of exciting activities and things to do in Johannesburg as the urban and cultural scenarios dangle out plenty of al fresco getaways. One of the most popular day trips in Johannesburg which you can enjoy with your family is a tour of Soweto. This town is loaded with a mystical display of some struggle monuments, artists in their studios, a range of unceremonious taverns and music venues. All put together, the trip will definitely bring you lot of excitement and joy.
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Some historic and charming places to visit in this city include some very interesting museums. One among these famous museums is the Apartheid Museum which is located in this Gold Reef City. A good number of theme parks and botanical gardens also bring ecstasy to the visitors.

Winding Up

This intriguing city of green and gold, which is also the hub to South Africa’s trade and business, unquestionably possesses some great resources of wealth, fun, excitement and recreation especially for those who are non natives. Johannesburg will render you the memories you will always love to look back on. This city, beyond doubt, is a place that should be visited at least once in your lifetime.

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