Weekend breaks to Johannesburg
Although Johannesburg has not traditionally been a tourist location, many are journeying to here for weekend breaks to see the numerous museums that have sprouted up. Many people who love weekend breaks will find the Apartheid Museum, the Mandela Museum and the exhibits at the Cradle of Humankind intriguing. For those who love gardens, the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens are definitely worth an afternoon. Following in the theme of Johannesburg’s history of mining, the Gold Reef City theme park displays this important part of the country’s heritage. Weekend trips to Jo-burg wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Johannesburg Zoo and Lion Park National Reserves. Finally if you are looking to do some shopping on your weekend break, go down to the Rosebank Flea Markets or the Mai Mai Market and look at the beautiful local crafts and traditional medicinal remedies offered there. Whatever you do, you weekend trip is sure to take you to interesting places in this city.
Finding somewhere to sleep on your weekend trip
As one of the largest cities in Africa, Johannesburg is prepared for travellers to stay within its city limits. Hotels and hostels line the streets of more tourist and business-oriented districts. If you are looking to understand a little more about local culture though, you should stay with a local. They can tell you how to get around the city efficiently and also point you to places that your guidebook wouldn’t be aware of. You may even find that on your weekend break, you have found a good friend. At Wimdu we like to help you make these connections. Our webpage details listings of places and includes photos and reviews of their place. Best of all, our listings tend to be cheaper than staying in most hotels and hostels so not only do you get great advice about Johannesburg, but you get it all for a great price. So what are you waiting for? Make this weekend trip amazing.