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Johannesburg - You Really Should Choose a Luxury Safari

By Kevin Thomas Subscribe to RSS | February 8th 2012 | Views:
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The city of Johannesburg, the provincial capital of the richest province of South Africa-Gauteng is one of the richest cities in the world and consists of a large metropolitan area. It has been the hub of diamond and gold business for many decades. The Gold Reef City, The Soweto along with other historical destinations such as The Museum Africa, the Apartheid Museum, The South African National Museum of Military History, the Johannesburg Art Gallery, The Fort at Constitution Hill, Constitutional Court, Gandhi Square, Nelson Mandela Square etc depict this rich golden heritage of the city before the travelers of Flights to Johannesburg.

The Gold Reef City is an amusement park built on an old gold mine. The theme of the park is the gold rush period of 1880s. The buildings on the park are replicas of that period. A museum situated here displays gold mining methods and how real gold is poured into barrels. Other attractions of the park for customers of cheap flights to Johannesburg to enjoy are water rides and roller coasters. Also the Soweto, abbreviated form of South Western Townships give an insight into the miming industry as it is situated near the mining belt of the city.

The Museum Africa also called Africana Museum symbolizes the establishment of democracy and end of apartheid during the 20th century. Established in 1993 and renamed as MuseuMAfricA in 1994 the museum portrays the African history and material culture. Also the South African National War Museum as the name suggests displays relics pertaining to the involvement of the country during the Second World War for the travelers of Johannesburg flights to see.

The Johannesburg Art Gallery exhibits collections pertaining to different centuries starting from the 15th century to the 21st century. The paintings depict different styles such as Dutch, British, European, South African, contemporary to local and international. Again the Constitution Hill consists of a fort and the Constitutional Court of South Africa. The fort was used as a prison till 1983 and social reformers like Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were imprisoned here. The court building displays over 200 contemporary artworks of well known artists such as Gerard Sekoto, William Kentridge, and Cecil Skotnes. The travelers using time saving services of direct flights to Johannesburg come to see these historical exhibits in large numbers.

Again the city pays tribute to social reformers and world leaders- Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela through landmarks such as The Gandhi Square and The Nelson Mandela Square built in their memory. The Nelson Mandela Square consists of a six meter tall statue of the former President of south Africa- Mr. Nelson Mandela. Tourists using Johannesburg travel tips can visit The Gandhi Square which is a plaza consisting of many shops and is situated in the Central Business District of Johannesburg.

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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