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Flying a Balloon over the Magaliesberg Mountain Range

The Magaliesberg Mountain Range is located 45 kilometers from Johannesburg. You will take an aerial ride on a hot air balloon here. You will be able to meet the dawn and enjoy beautiful views of Hartbeespoort Lake, Crocodile River, mountains, Marikana Plateau, and the city. The duration of the trip is 60 minutes. You will be treated to champagne during it. After you land, you will enjoy a delicious hot breakfast. Entertainment costs 140 dollars. You can go to the top of the mountain on foot or in the cab of the funicular at the end of the day. You can see the lake and its surroundings from the observation deck.
Johannesburg attracts fans of ecotourism as various safaris and walks in the local nature reserves remain the most popular form of entertainment. Sterkfontein Caves are one of the most … Open

Communicate with Animals

There are several zoos in the vicinity of Johannesburg. If you like to visit contact zoos you will be able to communicate with animals here. For example, you will visit an elephant nursery. You will feed the animals with your hands and ride one of them here. After that, you will stop at the monkey nursery to watch African monkeys and Madagascar lemurs, as well as treat them to feed.
After that, you will make a trip to the reserve. It's called Lion Park. You will pay $18 for the entrance ticket. You will drive a car near pastures and look at giraffes, zebras, and antelopes. They live in conditions as close to natural as possible. You will have the opportunity to feed the giraffe, standing on a special platform. You will go up the stairs to it. Hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and lions also live in the park. You will look at the adult lions living in spacious enclosures. You can play and take pictures with the lions' cubs. Copyright
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Entertainment That Increases the Level of Adrenaline in the Blood

Numerous exciting entertainments await you in Johannesburg. The level of adrenaline in your blood will reach the maximum because of them. For example, you will do rock climbing or ride on a bicycle on mountain trails. You will enjoy the fresh air and the beauty of the landscape. You will also be able to race at a speed of 60 kilometers per hour on one of the sandpits. Gold was mined here in the past. You will also jump from the top of a skyscraper. It has 24 floors. A short briefing will be held for you. After that, you will make a jump and feel free falling.
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Tour to the Drakensberg Caves

The Drakensberg mountain range is located in South Africa. It is also called the Mountains of Dragons. You will get here from Johannesburg, having covered 420 kilometers. You will visit the amazing caves here. There are rock paintings here. They were made by members of the Bushman tribe several millennia ago. You can also climb one of the Drakensberg peaks, take a walk near the foot of the Mountains of Dragons, and book a helicopter tour to admire the spectacular scenery from above.
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Visit God's Window

You can visit the scenic Blyde River Canyon. Its length is 26 kilometers. You will climb to the top of it. The observation deck called God's Window is located here. If you reach it, the breathtaking panorama of the reserve will open up in front of you. You will see the forest, African mountains, and rivers from a height of more than 700 meters. You will also admire the savanna and pastures with antelopes and buffaloes grazing on them. You will feel that you are on the edge of the world.
West from the top of the Carlton Centre

Journey to the Sterkfontein Cave Complex

You can take a 3-hour tour of the Sterkfontein Cave Complex. It covers an area of 500 square kilometers. You'll pay $135. The caves are located on the territory of the reserve called Cradle of Humankind. It is located 50 kilometers north-west of Johannesburg. Sterkfontein consists of 6 underground caves. Its age is about 30 million years. You will look at the stone walls of the caves, located at a depth of 40 meters, and see the amazing archaeological finds here. The remains of an ancient man are among them.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Johannesburg and surroundings

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Survived castles around Johannesburg
♥   Castle 'Erasmus Castle' , 48.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Johannesburg and around
♥   Art museum 'No Show Museum' Johannesburg, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Notable celebrations and festivals in South Africa

The Whale Festival is annually held in late September in Hermanus, a town hidden in a beautiful bay on the Atlantic coast. The largest mammals on the planet swim here to give birth and nurse the offspring. Special observation platforms have been equipped on the rocks of the bay so that you can watch this process. During the festival, in the city, you can listen to lectures on whales or attend specialized seminars and exhibitions. Competitions and fairs are organized for kids. Art exhibitions, concerts and theatrical performances are held throughout the city. … Open
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