Johannesburg did not use to be a tourist destination, but being the main hub to reach Cape Town, Durban or the beautiful Kruger Park through its international airport or Tambo International Airport, it changed over the years. Informally known as Jozi or Joburg, the expansive multicultural city is the largest and the most populous one in South Africa. Johannesburg is a vast city, with its development, attractions for tourists have been created and allow any keen visitor to discover all the features of this multicultural city. Within the places you can explore, Sterkfontein Caves might be the most popular as it is home of the famous Mrs Ples, the most complete skull of Australopithecus Africanus ever found in South Africa, and Little Foot, a nearly complete Australopithecus fossil skeleton found in 1994. The Cradle of Humankind is an unmissable visit during your stay in Johannesburg. A stay in Johannesburg is the opportunity to discover the famous Soweto. In this vibrant neighborhood you will also find The Nelson Mandela National Museum, the Orlando Towers, from which you can bungee jump! Rosebank is a great part of Johannesburg to discover by foot, you can stop anytime in one of the numerous coffee shops, have a look in an art gallery or in a vintage shop! The days when Johannesburg was just a stopover to another destination are definitely behind, Jozi is now a vibrant city where arts, food, history and wildlife can be found in the same place. Upon coming to visit South Africa you might get anxious of the crime rate, Johannesburg isn’t an exception and you are advised to be careful, however, the city is much safer than a few years back, thanks to the economic stability.
The Karongwe Private Game Reserve is a 9,000 hectare private game reserve, just 45 minutes from the world-famous Kruger National Park. Karongwe Private Game Reserve is found in the beautiful Limpopo province of South Africa, overlooking the majestic Drakensberg Mountains. A collection of luxurious lodges provide the opportunity to experience a safari holiday in the reserve. Karongwe offers an unparalleled safari experience. Inspirational game drives and walking safaris are guided by superb rangers and trackers, many of whom are native to the land and intimately acquainted with its cultural traditions. Aside from game drives and walking safaris, Karongwe offers a variety of activities to enhance your Africa experience from hot air ballooning to traditional cooking classes For a slower-paced flying experience, you may prefer a scenic flight over the Lowveld section of the Blyde River, 15km West of Hoedspruit in a hot air balloon. Karongwe Portfolio Spa offers a variety of treatments from massages to body wraps. If you prefer a slightly more active route to relaxation try Ubuntu Yoga – a gentle African soulful, meditative yoga experience. With many activities directly aiding the local community, it is clearly evident that the local community is of great importance to Karongwe Portfolio. Additionally, you can visit the local school or community, interact with the children at the grassroots level and gain a better understanding of how local people live. Visiting the local community isn’t the only way to better understand life in the bush. Karongwe offers a traditional evening dinner and an interactive cooking experience. Karongwe Portfolio pride themselves in giving any child the best safari experience imaginable. To give future generations the opportunity to see wildlife in their natural habitat and the gorgeous landscapes we see today we must protect and conserve the environment. Karongwe Portfolio recognizes this and offers visits to a wildlife rehabilitation centre where you can gain a better understanding of the dangers that our wildlife faces today. For a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, you may want to join the Karongwe Private Game Reserve anti-poaching team on a 4-hour anti-poaching walk.