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Johannesburg is the business capital of South Africa, and the economic powerhouse of Africa. It produces a large proportion of the country’s GDP and attracts investment and skills from all over the world. It is without a doubt the most cosmopolitan city in South Africa with people from all over the continent and the rest of the world. Visit the Johannesburg section on our website.

Red City Tour buses now in Johannesburg

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For a while now Capetonians have had the privilege of using the Red Tour City buses to explore the city. But now the Red buses have arrived in Johannesburg offering new ways for sightseeing.  Since the beginning of the year the iconic, open-top buses have been operating in Johannesburg with 12 different stops that include […]

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The Gift of South Africa

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As the gyms become more crowded with those trying to get a head start on working off the decadence of the Christmas feast, it dawned on me that I have not yet bought a single gift. So, if like me, you have neglected your gifting duties due to your holiday plans, fear not! I have […]

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Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Chobe – Part II

Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Chobe - Part II

Sam continues her fantastic holiday… After Imbabala our trio became a sextet and Karen, after leaving the lodge in her staff’s capable hands during a quiet few days, along with her friend Jane and Lucy joined us for our next adventure. Hwange was our next port of call, but we had a 2.5hour road transfer […]

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FIFA World Cup

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  City:Johannesburg Stadium: Ellis Park Stadium & Soccer City Stadium Johannesburg is the beating and pulsing heart of South Africa. It may not be as picturesque as Cape Town, but it is a quintessential African city with a hustle and bustle not found anywhere else in the country. As the economic powerhouse of the continent, Jozi […]

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FIFA World Cup

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  City:Pretoria (Tshwane) Stadium: Moses Mabhida Stadium Tshwane/Pretoria’s rich and colourful heritage is reflected in the city’s myriad of museums and monuments and is punctuated by contemporary arts and craft markets, making the city alive with a unique blend of new and old. A rainbow microcosm of cultures which offers you a glittering treasure trove […]

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Soccer & Safari

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  The 2010 FIFA World Cup™ is fast approaching and football fever has gripped South Africa and the rest of the world. As the first FIFA World Cup™ ever in Africa, this really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The tournament kicks off on 11 June with the opening ceremony and match in Johannesburg and takes in […]

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O. R. Tambo’s Terminals now multi-use

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  The Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) is following the lead of other international airports and making the terminals at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport multi-use, such that they can be used to process both international and domestic flights interchangeably. Using multi-use terminals will allow the airport to be more efficient in the use of […]

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Johannesburg

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  I used Johannesburg as my stopover in 2007, when moving from London to Cape Town, but my stopover lasted a year! It seemed all my family and friends had migrated to Joburg in the 5 years that I was away, so it was the only choice for my first port of call when returning […]

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Kruger in the morning, Vic Falls in the afternoon!

Kruger and Vic Falls

  Imagine a Kruger National Park game drive in the early morning, the air still crisp the grass still dew laden, your khaki clad ranger motions for silence as he negotiates the open topped four wheel drive vehicle through a tight gap between acacia tree and granite boulder. Beyond the rock, there is movement in […]

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Madikwe is a must !!

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It is often asked when coming to South Africa for a safari if it is neccessary to take precautions against malaria. Well, if you are visiting Kruger National park, then yes, it is advisable. There is however an equally fantastic safari reserve just 3.5 hours by road from Johannesburg called Madikwe and its Malaria-free. Madikwe […]

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Greenpoint Stadium

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  As the 2010 Soccer World Cup hurtles towards us at break neck speed, there are many unanswered questions surrounding accommodation, flights, allocations, tickets, FIFA, our electricity problems, The Gau-Train and whether South Africa will be ready on time. I think South Africans seem happy to entertain a media that are content to constantly issue […]

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