Make Johannesburg a destination, not just a stop over with Go Touch Down Tours
Hampered slightly by a reputation as the ‘business capital of Southern Africa’ [and not much more], poor old Johannesburg suffers a little in comparison to more picturesque areas like Cape Town, the Little Karoo and the Kruger. Despite boasting the country’s largest international airport, travellers tend to flit through Jozi on route to ‘more exciting’ places. They don’t know what they’re missing- but Go Touch Down Travel and Tours does, and we’re here to share the secret!
Head to Soweto for a true taste of South Africa
Once one of the segregated ‘townships’ of shanty homes and poor workers, today Soweto is a thriving area, thick with history and culture and vibrant in the arts. Swing past the iconic Orlando Towers, festival festooned with eye-catching graffiti and modern art. Walk Vilakazi street, the humble street that produced not one, but two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, sample delectable local cuisines and kick back with a cool beer or two. Or even grab a cycle and get your daily kilometers in as you explore this incredible part of Joburg for yourself.
Boggle at the views of the city
From the brutal splendor of the Grand Central Water Tower, and architectural oddity that will have you scratching your head, to the breathtaking panoramic cityscapes open to you from the ‘Top of Africa’ viewing deck on the old Carlton hotel, the ‘City of Gold’ holds a unique beauty all on her own just waiting for you to explore.
Head to the Maboneng Arts Precinct
Once the dirty and grungy Johannesburg CBD, this revitalised- and exceptional- spot provides arts, entertainment and deluxe shopping opportunities you just can’t miss. Watch the trendiest of the trendy preen and posture as each hipster tries to outdo the other. Catch live entertainment on the rooftop viewing deck, and a variety of unique films and art displays in niche corners it’s easy to miss. Sample craft beers and delectable food straight from the creator, and invest in that perfect something to take home with you. This vibrant and happening zone is like no other in the land.
Johannesburg has a wealth of entertaining experiences waiting for you- why not book with Go Touch Down Travel and Tours today, and come see for yourself?
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