Rich And Healthy Way Of Life To Savor Visiting Johannesburg

A popular tourist destination in South Africa, Johannesburg might look like a concrete jungle at first glance, but it is also a gateway to African urban culture and retail destinations that are popular across the continent.

It is nicknamed as the City of Gold which refers to its rich mining past. Today it is a modern economic hub in the southern African region. The richest square mile can be found here, which is commonly known as Sandton. Johannesburg Stock Exchange is an important business landmark here as well as Sandton City which is known to be the largest shopping center of the continent.

You could compare this city with Eldorado of the West. The Joburg region in this city has expanded considerably and its limits are close to the neighboring Pretoria region. The work hard and play hard attitude is evident from the affluence of Sandton where you can shop at the big brand and high end boutique stores or dine at top notch restaurants. There are low key, casual eateries as well, such as street food or craft beer shops at Maboneng which are hipster hot spots.

Even with the flash and the money in this region, the roots of the city are evident in places like Apartheid Museum. This is a must see place for those who come from the city. Here one can revisit artifacts that reflect the tumultuous past of the city and know more about its history. There is the township of Soweto to visit which is a blooming urban community. Another museum of importance is the Hector Pietersen Museum, which also holds historical and cultural relics. Visit the former home of Nelson Mandela which is located on Vilakazi Street.

What is distinct about the city is its cosmopolitan flavor. The population across this metropolis is about 8 million. It is comparable to Guateng which is known to be the wealthiest province of this region. The gold rush that occurred in the 1880s brought a rush of people to this city. Several settlements formed which expanded to form the largest city of the region, known to be the City of Gold.

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