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NAJJ4 Day 04: Greater Kruger – Johannesburg

Greater Kruger – Johannesburg, South Africa

We start the day early and enjoy our last game drive through the park before we depart from the Kruger National Park and continue our travels back into Johannesburg to 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. This find began 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
Optional Activity: Traditional meal Belvedere Estate
Included Highlight: Half-Day Morning Game Drive in Truck (4 hours)

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