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Have Two Day In Johannesburg

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Have Two Day In Johannesburg

We are meeting another party in Johannesburg and will be there two days before we meet them at the airport. What would be your suggestions for these two day. We have to return to the airport around 5PM on the second day. We had though about he casino at Sun City for a day.I assume Cape Town is too far away for a two day trip? Any other suggestions?

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1. Re: Have Two Day In Johannesburg

You can fly to cape town, and uncity is a 3 hour drive. But not really that good.

You can go to the Elephant sanctuary ( a booking is needed beforehand)

And visit then the neibour Bush baby sanctuary. Two so nice thinks.

http://www.elephantsanctuary.co.za

It is in the Magaliesbergen, about one hours drive.

Or go to the wild cheerah park, also book before, not only to see the cheeah, but also the wild dogs, african wild cats, cerval, and much more.

Enjoye.

Annemieke -owner- Thatch22, guesthouse in Johannesburg.

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2. Re: Have Two Day In Johannesburg

I would go on a day Tour of Soweto, it will include tours of shebeens (bars), shisa nyama (traditional south african barbeque) etc.

Take a flight in a hot air balloon, see the cradle of humankind, what about the magaliesberg canopy tour? ever been sand boarding at mount mayhem?

There's plenty to do in and around Jozi (local name for johannesburg), just need to know where your interests are.

Enjoy South Africa.

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3. Re: Have Two Day In Johannesburg

There are so many cultural sites to visit in and around JHB that I would skip just another "casino" which is really not that great and a waste of time.

I second Kalai_holiday_junkie in recommending Soweto, a must see for a JHB visitors who would like to see and learn a bit about South Africa, where it is today and where it comes from.

You need a guided tour for that.

For information have a look at http://www.soweto.co.za/

Klaus

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4. Re: Have Two Day In Johannesburg

Below is a short list of things available in and near to Johannesburg.

You may want to "Google" those that interest you.

Cape Town is a bit far for only two days. Though the flight is only two hours, you'll waste the better part of a day, getting to airport, checking in etc etc.

What to do in, and near Johannesburg

Sport

Soccer, rugby, cricket, athletics, at one of our superb stadiums

Culture

Soweto tour

Performing arts

Ballet, plays, at one of our superb theatres,

in down town, or Soweto, or in some of the “entertainment complexes”, like Monte Casino, etc

Fine art

Outdoor sculptures

Von Brandis Statue

Miners Monument

George Harrison Statue

Scottish soldier

Oppenheimer fountain

Brenda Fassie

Kippie Moeketsi

Galleries

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Wits (University) Art Gallery

a treasure trove of African art displayed in a bright, airy, climate controlled environment.

The Origins Centre ( Rock Art)

Constitutional Court gallery

Numerous Private galleries

Artists under the sun

http://www.artistsunderthesun.co.za/

First weekend of every month

Music

Standard Bank International Jazz Festival August

Jazz on the Lake free, at zoo lake in September

The Bassline Jazz club, in Newtown

The Coca Cola Dome

Other outdoor concerts at various venues, like the Zoo, or Botanical Gardens

Shopping

World class malls:

Sandton Rosebank, East, North, South Westgate, Cresta, Maponya

African Craft Market Rosebank

Market on Main

Neighbourgoods market

Rooftop Market, Rosebank

Bryanston Organic Market

Design Centre: Arts on Main

Nature

Small but excellent Johannesburg Zoo

Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, at Emmarentia Lake

Melville Koppies (when open)

Museums.

AECI Dynamite Factory Museum.

Museum Africa, which incorporates:

Bensusan Museum of photography, and the Africana Museum.

World of Beer

Sci Bono Discovery Centre (Science Museum)

Workers museum

Apartheid Museum

Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum

Gold Reef City Gold Mining Museum (and theme park)

James Hall museum of Transport

It is largest transport museum in Africa

National Museum of Military History

Origins Centre, covering Human evoluton and bushman art

Bernberg Museum of Costume

Adler Museum of Medicine. History of the health sciences in Southern Africa, with special reference to Gauteng.

Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Museum.( coming soon)

Other entertainment:

Gambling and shows

Monte Casino

Gold Reef City Casino

Emperor's Palace Casino

FURTHER AFIELD

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens Roodepoort

National Botanical Gardens Pretoria

Lesedi (African Cultural Village)

Cradle of Humankind (Sterkfontein & Maropeng)

Lion Park

Crocodile Farm

Rhino & Lion PArk

SAA Museum Germiston

Elephant sanctuary

Monkey Sanctuary

Cheetah research centre

Petra Diamond Mine

Pretoria

SAAF Museum

Jan Smuts House

Melrose House

Paul Kruger House

Sammy Marks House

Church Square

Heroes Acre

For the Australians…….. Breaker Morant’s Grave

Transvaal Museum of Natural History

National Cultural Museum

Union Buildings and gardens

South African Mint Midrand

Police Museum

Voortrekker Monument

Pilanesberg

Sun City

Largest Buddhist temple in Southern Hemisphere

Largest Mosque in Southern Hemisphere

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5. Re: Have Two Day In Johannesburg

WOW! you have given me so many great suggestions to think about. Many thanks--I will spend the day looking at those suggestions and narrowing them down to a few. Looking forward to seeing some of those sites and the country. Again thanks----Bill

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6. Re: Have Two Day In Johannesburg

I'd suggest that you visit Lion Park and Market on Main if you're on a tight schedule. You'd get the best of both worlds with these two. Wildlife with Lion Park and the cultural experience with Market on Main. Gold Reef City is also a good place to visit if you're into theme parks. You can check the other infos in this article: smarttravelinfo.com/maximizing-a-trip-to-tre…

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