Welcome to the first ever blog post of my new series ‘All about Africa’ where I will be talking to you about the top African destinations and where to shop, stay and go! As most of you know I myself am African and I have so much love or the continent that I thought I would start an entire series dedicated to showing you the absolute best of Africa.
The first place on our agenda is South Africa – for the next few months I will be writing about one of Africa’s most sought out destinations and giving you an insight into the best and most unique places to visit in the country.
Our first stop is South Africa’s biggest city and capital of the Gauteng province – Johannesburg of course.
Where to stay
In my opinio, I believe that you can never go wrong with the four seasons no matter where you are in the world! It offers nothing but the best and will forever be one of my favorite hotel franchises.
What to do and where to go
- The Apartheid museum – If you ask me this is a must if you are visiting Johannesburg. By going here you will receive an insight into 20th century South Africa along with the history of the country and the key individuals which helped to bring apartheid to an end. Visitors are randomly classified as “white” or “non-white,” and their ensuing experience through the exhibits reflects their assigned race.
- Montecasino – The premier entertainment destination in Gauteng offers the best of the best for people coming in out of town.
- SAB World of Beer – Voted Johannesburg’s number one tourist attraction twice. Here you will discover the rich history of beer, and uncover the important role it has played culturally, socially and economically over time.
- Johannesburg Art Gallery – Love art and history? Why not visit JAG, it is home to an impressive historical art collection and houses one of the biggest art collections in the country.
- Go shopping in Sandton City, the biggest shopping mall in Johannesburg and one of the biggest in Africa which holds hundreds of top high street and designer stores!
- On Sunday why not spend the day at the Fourways Farmers’ Market located directly opposite the large Montecasino entertainment complex. There is plenty of opportunity to buy handmade chocolates as well as ice creams and other sweet treats, and if you are looking for gifts there are a number of cute craft stalls. There is a lot of space for kids to run around and for the grown-ups there’s a wine and craft beer bar where you can enjoy performances by local folk singers.
- Visit The Cradle of Humankind – one of South Africa’s eight world heritage sites and the only one in Guateng and take a hot air balloon ride across the entire site to see it in all it’s glory.
- If you love good food and an intimate shopping experience then you’ll enjoy Parkhurst’s buzzing village atmosphere. Take a cab or catch the Gautrain to nearby Rosebank, within walking distance of the suburb.
- Most people come to Africa to go on a luxury safari trip of their dreams so why not go to the Dinokeng Game Reserve , a range of wild animals in heir natural habitat.
- With so much to do an see in the Magaliesburg it would be a shame to miss out on it