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Johannesburg - Take a Pleasant Trip to the Largest City

By Kevin Thomas Subscribe to RSS | February 2nd 2012 | Views:
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The city of Johannesburg is the commercial hub of South Africa as it is the center of diamond and gold trade. Earlier it was famous for only this trade significance and traders from all over the world visited the city for business purposes. Also having an international airport the city was used as a transit point by international travelers of flights to Johannesburg to change to domestic flights to travel to other cities with tourism potential like Cape Town. But gradually Johannesburg along with its neighboring city Pretoria forming the Gauteng province developed their tourist destinations and with abundant publicity is now ranked among the top most tourist destinations of the world.

The most popular tourist destinations in and around Johannesburg that are worth visiting are the Lion Park, The Roodeplaat, Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, National Zoo of South Africa etc. These sanctuaries and zoos are rich in flora and fauna and many adventure seekers and nature lovers all alike visit these destinations to enjoy a memorable holiday experience. The wildlife parks and zoos have further extended their activities to conserving endangered species of animals and birds attracting many customers of cheap flights to Johannesburg.

The Lion Park situated in the Gauteng province close to the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria works for the conservation of lions specially the rare species of white lions. Spread across five hundred acres of land the park is home to 80 lions, other carnivorous like cheetah and wild dog and herbivores like antelope, blesbok, gnu, impala, gemsbok, zebra etc. The animals can be viewed from the cars itself. The visitors of Johannesburg flights can enjoy a memorable holiday experience here as it contains picnic areas, barbecue sites, a swimming pool and a restaurant.

The Roodeplaat is a common name shared by a wildlife reserve and a dam situated close to one another. The wildlife reserve is a paradise for bird watchers and animal lovers as 250 species of birds and animals like zebra, warthog, wildebeest and impala exist here. The adventure seekers using time saving services of direct flights to Johannesburg should visit the dam which offers adventure activities like fishing, camping and hiking etc. On the other hand The Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve is home to rare species of animals such as porcupine, aardvark, springbok, zebra and hyena. The reserve is situated very close to the Johannesburg International Airport.

Again The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa also known as the National Zoo of South Africa is located in Pretoria. The zoo has taken up many projects to conserve endangered species like The White Rhino and Arabian Oryx. Established in the year 1899 the zoo has an aquarium, a Reptile Park, primate, carnivore sections etc. The Johannesburg travel tips helps tourists visit these above mentioned destinations in a well planned manner.

Kevin Thomas - About Author:
Kevin thomas is a specialist content writer at flights to johannesburg for business development. If you want to know about johannesburg flights booking then you must visit direct johannesburg flights.

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