Daniel A. Tanner - Apr 19, 2012

South Africa's tourism continues to flourish since the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and flights to Johannesburg increased. The event provided the needed media exposure that South Africa hoped for, and Johannesburg is one of those places in South Africa that is worth visiting. The tourism industry in South Africa did not become too confident about the success of their tourism, but instead it became their leverage to do better, and make the industry grow.

The result of that effort can be seen in the many flights going to Johannesburg. In 2011 alone, the number of tourists increased by 15% more than the number in 2010 when the World Cup was held. South Africa is so proud of its enhanced international cognizance and positivity that refining the marketing efforts with their trade partners, as well as the media, is a cinch.

Most people take a flight going to Johannesburg to visit some of the locations in Johannesburg that people talk about. The Cradle of Humankind can take anyone back to the time when it all began. It consists of an array of dolomite limestone caves which embrace fossils of different plants, animals, and hominid ancestors. The site is information-rich that children and the entire family will truly appreciate.

The Sun City in Johannesburg is situated in ancient volcano's heart. It is Johannesburg answer to some of the world's top class resorts and entertainment haven. Some of the things that can keep anyone busy in Sun City are artificial lake water skiing and surfing, golf safari, and hiking in the richness of nature preservation spots. Most travellers take a detour to Sun City to watch the entertaining shows, movies, and insane disco car nights.

Lion Park is another good reason to take a flight to Johannesburg. Some of the world's most fascinating animals take refuge to this site including the white lion that is considered a rare kind. There are about 80 lions in the park, and there are several kinds of antelopes, jackals, black leopards, zebras, giraffes, wildebeest, hyenas, and ostrich. Children will especially enjoy playing with the lion cubs while touching them.

Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens has the lavish Witpoorjie waterfalls as its backdrop. The botanical garden was once called Witwatersrand National Botanical Garden that covers most of its 300 hectare property with beautiful landscapes. The natural vegetation of the garden consists of grassland with random bushes along the streams. The Black Eagles that made a safe sanctuary within the area of the waterfall attract many tourists that visit the place.

Blyde River Canyon is one of the most breathtaking sights that anyone will witness. The cliff has a height of 600 to 800 meters from the river bed. The view of the three huge spirals of rock from the far wall of the river canyon is a memorable sight as well as the Bourkes Luck Potholes.

One of the reasons, why people travel is to enrich their lives with experiences worth immortalizing. Visiting Johannesburg and its many interesting places is an adventure worth treasuring. There are affordable flights to take someone or a group of people to Johannesburg that will bring that person or those people to enjoy the thing called sweet life in a great adventure.


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