Visit The Heart Of Witwatersrand: Johannesburg

A golden metropolis that stands in the global south is cool place that also glitters and shines-Johannesburg.

Along the span of about 5 decades passed since this city containing its own richest gold field in the world has forcibly set up under the ruling of apartheid policies, modern Johannesburg can be obviously seen with its own progression as a place full of economic prosperity and an expansion in the growth of tourism. One of its landmark that would prove such of those present condition lies beneath the ridge that serves as a watershed (the dividing line between adjacent river systems) on which the city stands is often called Witwatersrand.

The city’s high altitude that gives it a mild climate is a big factor for tourist attractions. Summers are warm and winters are cold to mild. There are also a number of lakes and dams in the area which was proposed to be the result of mining operations. Gold industry has built Johannesburg into South Africa’s most important commercial and industrial city. Other deposited mineral products such as coal and iron supplies the continuous booming of South Africa’s economy.

Few of the attractions of Johannesburg lists below:


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Tribal dancers move with precision to pulsating beats while performing traditional dances. These is one of the performances that tourists enjoy watching especially at Gold Reef City, a working mine and reconstruction of the city’s gold rush days.

2. Carlton Center which is located in Central Johannesburg ranks as one of the city’s tallest buildings. On the 50th floor is Carlton Panorama, a 201 meter observation desk. The view encompasses the beauty and contrast of Johannesburg.

3. Carlton Hotel is an imaginative modern architecture in the heart of the city.

4. Headgear of a working gold mine symbolizes the industry upon which Johannesburg was built. Only gold has made Johannesburg the nation’s center of industry and commerce.

5. A plaza fountain sculpture represents a herd of leaping impala. These swift, graceful antelope live on grasslands in the Eastern and Northern Transvaal.

6. The Rissik Street Post Office which was built in 1897 now hails as one of Johannesburg’s oldest buildings. One storey was added in 1902, to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII of England.

7. Africana Museum is a public library that houses historical and geological items.

8. Johannesburg Art Gallery typically includes some of the westernized works such as British, Dutch, and French art. It also covers some South African arts.

9. Johannesburg Botanic Garden features many magnificent trees and large rose garden.

10. Lion Park outside the city reveals lions, zebras, springboks, wildebeests, and other animals.

Johannesburg is truly a modern and exciting city. It is a great place to visit which is often dubbed to be the hub of South Africa’s commercial, financial, industrial and mining undertakings.


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