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Johannesburg -A Travel Guide to the City

By Kevin Thomas Subscribe to RSS | January 31st 2012 | Views:
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The Gold Reef City will take you back in time. The virtual city is built on an old gold mine and it depicts the appearance of the city during the gold rush period of the late 19th century. The Soweto (South Western Townships) on the other hand provides its visitors of cheap flights to Johannesburg with a one of its kind experience. Located near the mining belt of the city it is an old settlement and depicts the mining industry. It was not included into the city’s territory during the apartheid regime but later with the establishment of democracy it became a part of the city. Also called the ‘Lenasia’ the colony was earlier inhabited by the native African workers of the gold mining industry but at present major portions of the population belong to the Indian origin.

The city’s rich cultural and historical heritage can also be explored in the various museums dotting the city. The most famous of them visted by tourists using the services of Johannesburg flights are The Museum Africa, the Apartheid Museum, The South African National Museum of Military History etc. Set up in 1993 the Museum Africa depicts the history and material customs of African culture. After the end of the apartheid regime and establishment of democracy in 1994 the museum was renamed MuseuMAfricA. The Apartheid Museum as the name suggests depicts the apartheid era through its displays.The South African National War Museum has conserved the relics of the involvement of the country during the Second World War.

The Johannesburg Art Gallery consists of collections of paintings belonging to different eras and styles. Paintings belonging to 15th century till date can be found here which are of different styles like Dutch, British, European, South African and local. The direct flights to Johannesburg provide time saving traveling options to art admirers who visit this gallery from all over the world.

The Gandhi Square, Nelson Mandela Square and The Constitution Hill consisting of a fort and the Constitutional Court; hold great patriotic significance as they pay tribute to world leaders and social reformers like Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. Johannesburg travel tips are very useful while visiting these destinations in a well planned manner.

Kevin Thomas - About Author:
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