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How to Find Famous Tourist Destinations in South Africa

By Anjelinaclarke Subscribe to RSS | January 23rd 2012 | Views:
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The economic capital of South Africa is also called Jozi, Jo'burg or Egoli. Being the most populated city of the country is consists of a large metropolitan area. As the Constitutional Court is situated here, the city also holds significance in the judiciary of the country. It is also a major center for trade and commerce as it is the hub of large-scale gold and diamond business. Consisting of an international airport, it also acts as a transit point to other cities of South Africa. The services of international Flights to Johannesburg and domestic flights are available here.

Apart from the above mentioned significances Johannesburg also has rich historical heritage that is worth exploring. The Gold Reef City, The Soweto, The Museum Africa, the Apartheid Museum, The South African National Museum of Military History, The Fort at Constitution Hill, Constitutional Court, Gandhi Square, Nelson Mandela Square are the destinations where the travelers of cheap flights to johannesburg can experience history belonging to different eras.

The Soweto short form for "South-Western Townships" is an old colony and is inhabited by the native African workers of the gold mining industry. During the apartheid regime the settlement was separated from the main city but later with the establishment of democracy it became a part of the city. Also called the ‘Lenasia’ the colony is at present is populated with many people of Indian origin. The Gold Reef City also depicts the gold mining industry. It is a virtual city built on an old gold mine and portrays the look of the city during the gold rush period of late 19th century. The tourists of Johannesburg flights can explore this golden heritage of the city.

The museums and are galleries dotting the Johannesburg territory have very well preserved the heritage of the city. The Museum Africa, the Apartheid Museum, The South African National War Museum, The Johannesburg Art Gallery display exhibits belonging to different eras such as apartheid, Second World War and as well as history and material culture of the city. Also collections pertaining to different centuries and styles such as Dutch, British, European, South African, contemporary, local and international are displayed here. The customers of direct flights to Johannesburg thus get to see some of the worlds’ rarest artifacts.

The Constitution Hill also has great historical significance as it is home to an old fort and the Constitutional Court. It was used as a prison until 1983 where leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela also held captive. The court premise is also home to more than 200 contemporary artworks of renowned artists such as Gerard Sekoto, William Kentridge, and Cecil Skotnes. The Johannesburg travel tips also provide information about significant landmarks such as The Gandhi Square and The Nelson Mandela Square where people come to pay their homage to these social reformers.

Anjelinaclarke - About Author:
Angelina is a specialist content writer at flights to johannesburg for business development. If you want to know about johannesburg flights then you must visit flightstojohannesburg.me.uk or call 0203 142 5160 for book your direct johannesburg flights.

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