NANJ30 Day 30: South Africa – Johannesburg

November 12, 2014 Comments Off on NANJ30 Day 30: South Africa – Johannesburg
Andrew Walton
Just a happy guy who loves travelling, loves Africa and feels that travelling changes you forever.

South Africa – Johannesburg

We make our way across the border and into South Africa today and following a lengthy, picturesque journey, we arrive in Johannesburg. South Africa’s City of Gold has plenty to offer and should by no means be underestimated as a spectacular travel destination.

Johannesburg 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.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Own arrangements/post-tour accommodation can be booked through us
Route: Tuli Block to Johannesburg +/- 565 kms
Travel Time: +/- 8-9 hours plus a border crossing
Optional Activities: Dinner out

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