Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • I was in Johannesburg for the World Cup and it was an amazing experience
  • Johannesburg, the city of gold, has many communities and the restaurants are fabulous, yes you have the well known take-a-way restaurants but you have to experience the cuisine with so much variation
  • Public transport is not a big plus for the city unfortunately, there are the local taxis but there is a code for them and you have to understand it to use it
  • Recommend that you put the country on your list of travel plans

    • by anca
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      I was in Johannesburg for the World Cup and it was an amazing experience. As a travel destination is also has a lot to offer but it is mainly the centre of business for South Africa but there is still something for everyone.

      Don’t be put off with the crime, if one is careful and listens to the locals and takes the advice you will be fine. Obviously you take the normal precautions when travelling as you would when going anywhere. The people are very friendly and English is spoken everywhere so dont worry about that.

      Johannesburg, the city of gold, has many communities and the restaurants are fabulous, yes you have the well known take-a-way restaurants but you have to experience


      the cuisine with so much variation. The wine is excellent and a glass of red wine in winter is not a bad way to go.

      Public transport is not a big plus for the city unfortunately, there are the local taxis but there is a code for them and you have to understand it to use it. There are the average taxi but they turn out to be rather costly at times. The option of hiring a car is there but then you have to know where you are going and try and negotiate the roads which I must say are in relatively good condition and they have a good network of highways. They seem to have spent quite ...


      • a bit of money over the last couple of years getting ready for the World Cup.

        Just south of the central business district of Johannesburg is Soweto and you cannot go to Johannesburg without going there. At one point not many white folk were seen in Soweto but there has been a major change and now it’s a regular occurrence from what I was told. You visit the street and view Nelson Mandela’s home, eat the local food which is an experience to say the least.

        If you want to go game viewing for the big five with a couple of hours drive you can get to a game reserve and hopefully see fantastic game in its natural habitat but then Johannesburg

        has a fantastic zoo where you can visit if you don’t have the time.

        With the currency the Rand is not as strong as other currencies and for instance your one dollar will buy you about seven Rand which is great so shopping is a must on the list. There are shopping centres scattered all over Johannesburg so there is no shortage of choice.

        It was winter during the world cup so the mornings and evenings were cold but out in the sun during the day was pleasant, blue skies and the magnificent sunsets in the evening just a perfect way to end the day with a famous sundowner in one hand.

        Recommend that you put the country on your list of travel plans.




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