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    Sadly for Johannesburg, if there’s one thing that it’s known for internationally, it’s the quite incredible murder rate. Certain parts of the city see body bags appearing on an all-but hourly basis, though fortunately for travellers, a bit of knowledge and common sense can help avoid the problem areas and make the city a surprisingly enjoyable place to stay.

    Put aside the deaths (avoid the poorer neighbourhoods of the city), and you’ll quickly find the pleasant side to ‘JoBo’. Johannesburg has to be one of the greenest cities on earth. It’s invariably warm and sun-drenched, and there are a number of impressive sights to be seen. The Apartheid Museum gives you a look at the more turbulent side of Johannesburg’s history, while Nelson Mandela’s first ever house has been transformed into a poignant museum. For a more hands on glance at the impact of the country’s history, take in the intense Township’s on a tour, or visit the depths of one of the old-world gold mines, where the mining has long since finished but tourists can still travel deep into the access tunnels and imagine the conditions of old.

    Of course, this summer Johannesburg will have the eyes of the world, with soccer’s World Cup coming to town, and the infrastructure, accessibility and even policing (the city’s bought in New York’s former major Guliani to clean things up) are all likely to improve dramatically as a result. If done well, the developments will simply accentuate the positive: the array of fantastic arts and crafts stalls, or increased access to the incredible selection of national parks that sit around the periphery of the city. Rhinos, lions and cheetahs can all be found within a quick drive of the city, as can massive observatories and even abseiling trips.

    Kruger National Park is a must for any visitor to South Africa. The park is massive and at night it is the tourist that are locked up and the animals free to roam. During the day visitor may sit at the various water holes and watch the animals as they come to drink. This is a sight you will never forget.

    As much as many travelers might be wary of Johannesburg as a destination, then, it’s only getting safer, and has more to offer than you probably realize. If you’re coming down for the world cup, you’ll find South Africa in full on party mode, while post summer, the good vibes are sure to flow for some time.
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      • Carlton Centre
        0.17 Km from Johannesburg
        The Carlton Centre is a skyscraper and shopping centre located in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. At 223 metres (732 ft), it has been the tallest office building in Africa since 1973. The Carlton Centre has 50 floors. The foundations of the two buildings in the complex are 5 m (16 ft) in diameter and extend 15 m (49 ft) down to the bedrock, 35 m (115 ft) below street level. The building houses both offices and shops, and has over 46 per cent of the floor area below ground level. The Carlton...
      • Rand Water Board Building
        1.23 Km from Johannesburg
        The Rand Water Board Building is a Neo-Classical building designed by the firm of Gordon Leith & Partners in 1939. It was constructed after the formation of the Rand Water Board, who were responsible for the supply of water in Johannesburg after the discovery of gold. Due to a growing number of employees and responsibilities there was a lack of office space and a decision was taken in 1965 by the Rand Water Board to extend it.
      • Market Theatre (Johannesburg)
        1.51 Km from Johannesburg
      • Ellis Park Stadium
        1.54 Km from Johannesburg
        Ellis Park Stadium (known as Emirates Airline Park for sponsorship reasons) is a rugby union and association football stadium in the city of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa. It hosted the final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup, which was won by the country's national team, the Springboks. The large stadium was the country's most modern when it was upgraded in 1982 to accommodate almost 60,000 people. Today, the stadium hosts both football and rugby, and is also used as a venue for other ...
      • Constitutional Court of South Africa
        1.77 Km from Johannesburg
        The Constitutional Court of South Africa is a supreme constitutional court established by the Constitution of South Africa. It was originally the final appellate court for constitutional matters. Since the enactment of the Superior Courts Act, the Constitutional Court has jurisdiction to hear any matter if it is in the interests of justice for it to do so. The court was first established by the Interim Constitution of 1993, and its first session began in February 1995. It has continued in existe...
      • Constitution Hill, Johannesburg
        1.78 Km from Johannesburg
      • Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
        3.07 Km from Johannesburg
        'The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (formerly Johannesburg General Hospital), nicknamed Joburg Gen is an accredited general hospital in Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. It has 1,088 beds. The hospital’s professional and support staff exceeds 4000 people. It is also the main teaching hospital for the University of the Witwatersrand, faculty of Health Sciences. The institution provides the service base for undergraduate and post-graduate training in all area of healt...
      • Brenthurst Gardens
        3.55 Km from Johannesburg
        Brenthurst Gardens is a 45-acre (180,000 m2) private garden in Johannesburg, South Africa attached to Brenthurst Estate, the residence of the Oppenheimer family. ^ Jardine, Cassandra (2008-01-31). "Monty Don's big garden adventure". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
      • 5FM
        4.29 Km from Johannesburg
        5FM is a South African FM radio station that follows a Top 40 music format and is owned by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), South Africa's public broadcaster. Headquartered in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, 5FM broadcasts nationally to a youth audience. It's payoff line is "The Power of 5"
      • FNB Stadium
        7.32 Km from Johannesburg
        First National Bank Stadium or simply FNB Stadium, also known as Soccer City and The Calabash, is a stadium located in Nasrec, bordering the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located next to the South African Football Association headquarters (SAFA House) where both the FIFA offices and the Local Organising Committee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup were housed. Designed as the main association football stadium for the World Cup, the FNB Stadium became the largest stadium in Africa wit...

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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 20.2 139.1 68.4 54.8
      Feb 19.5 110.8 67.1 43.6
      Mar 18.2 95.6 64.8 37.6
      Apr 15.5 48.9 59.9 19.3
      May 12.1 21 53.8 8.3
      Jun 9.2 6.8 48.6 2.7
      Jul 9.3 10.7 48.7 4.2
      Aug 11.9 9.1 53.4 3.6
      Sep 15.5 26.7 59.9 10.5
      Oct 18.2 70.7 64.8 27.8
      Nov 18.8 126.7 65.8 49.9
      Dec 19.8 121.1 67.6 47.7

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