NAJJ4 Day 04: Greater Kruger – Johannesburg

November 14, 2014 Comments Off on NAJJ4 Day 04: Greater Kruger – Johannesburg
Andrew Walton
Just a happy guy who loves travelling, loves Africa and feels that travelling changes you forever.

Kruger National Park – Johannesburg, South Africa

Today we rise early and enjoy a guided bush walk before making our way out of the park. We continue our travels back to Johannesburg. Arriving in the afternoon at Belvedere Estate. Our tour comes to an end once we reach Johannesburg, the City of Gold, and we spend our final night together at a local restaurant, celebrating our tour.

Johannesburg, or the ‘City of Gold’, is the biggest and most populated South African city and is the second biggest city in all of Africa (after Cairo). Gold was discovered in the mineral-rich Witwaterstrand in 1886 by George Harrison, an Australian prospector. His discovery started a massive gold rush as fortune-hunters flocked to the region from all parts of the world. A large labour force of contract workers quickly sprung to work in the mines, and within the span of just three years, Johannesburg transformed into South Africa’s biggest settlement. This city is the now the economic and financial centre of the country and though mining no longer takes place within the bounds of the city, the headquarters of the majority of mining businesses can be located here. Johannesburg is also renowned as the world’s biggest man-made forest, with more than ten million trees planted throughout the massive city.

Accommodation: Own Arrangements/ Post-tour accommodation can be booked through us
Route: Kruger National Park Area to Johannesburg ±390 km
Activity Package: Morning guided bush walk
Optional Activity: Traditional meal Belvedere Estate

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