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Johannesburg

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub. On a tour of Johannesburg, you'll encounter a place of contrasts and discover affluent neighborhoods, urban decay, booming art and culinary scenes, and a dynamic atmosphere. Attractions in Johannesburg range from historic museums and monuments of the apartheid struggle, to an array of nearby nature trails, game reserves, and archaeological sites. Use our international travel planner: Johannesburg and all its delights await.
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A stopover on almost every trip to South Africa, Johannesburg offers visitors endless choices for staying overnight. Numerous guesthouses can be found all over town, ranging from budget friendly to upscale in pricing. Other lodging options include a variety of backpacker lodges and bed and breakfasts, as well as plenty of luxurious boutique hotels.
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