For sumptuous travel, book cheap business class flights to Johannesburg with Fly World Class. Capital of the inland Gauteng province, Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa. A township known as Soweto within Johannesburg is well-known because the sprawling jumble of houses was formerly home to Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. There are many exciting things to do and see in the city, including the following.
Many visitors who travel to Johannesburg include a visit to the nearby Cradle of Humankind on their itineraries. The site was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999 by UNESCO. Maropeng, meaning “returning to the place of origin” in Setswana, is the official visitor center for the Cradle of Humankind, which is where a large percentage of the world’s hominin fossils have been found, and many are some of the oldest. The site contains a complex of limestone caves and occupies approximately 180 square miles.
A favorite destination for many who arrive on first class flights to Johannesburg is the Nelson Mandela National Museum, also known as the Mandela House. A small, unassuming brick house, No. 8115 in Orlando West, that was built in 1945 became Nelson Mandela’s home in 1946. He moved there with his first wife. After they divorced in 1957, he lived there with his second wife. After being in prison for 27 years for attempting overthrow of the pro-apartheid government, he said that he only knew for sure he had finally left prison when he arrived at that address. The museum at the Mandela House strives to preserve the history, heritage, and legacy of the Mandel Family. Of course, Nelson Mandela ultimately became the first black President of South Africa.
One of the top destinations for many who take first class flights to Johannesburg is Gold Reef City. One of South Africa’s most popular family attractions, Gold Reef City is a theme park complete with A-list entertainment. Thrill rides include the Anaconda, with a fear factor of 9, and the Golden Loop, with a fear factor of 8. Calmer rides include the Raging River Rapids, Runaway Train, Lazy Boats, and Giant Wheel. For a fear factor of 10, visitors who dare can ride the Tower of Terror. There are also rides just for smaller children. Besides going on amusement park rides, there are many other activities, which is why so many who travel to Johannesburg spend a day there. Families can play putt putt golf, explore science, pan for gold, and much more.
Many who travel to Johannesburg make time to visit The Apartheid Museum, to learn about South Africa’s struggle for freedom. A visit of at least two hours is recommended. The museum portrays the apartheid tale graphically, using artifacts, newspaper clippings, chilling personal accounts, film footage, and photographs.
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