Johannesburg is the second largest city and capital in South Africa. It is the capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa. Many visitors come to Johannesburg to experience the unique, diverse city.
Benefits of living in Johannesburg:
The activities range from shopping, to exploring museums, to visiting memorials and playing golf. Johannesburg is a golfer’s paradise with more golf courses in the city than you could imagine. Just within the 10km radius of Sandton, the suburbs of Johannesburg, there are 15 courses. If you factor in year-round sunshine and a boombing economy, it’s no wonder why Johannesburg is filled with golf enthusiasts. Just outside the city in the wider Gauteng region, you will find plenty of golfing estates with challenging courses and stunning scenery.
South Africa’s famous Sun City is only a two hour drive away. There’s even a safari for nature lovers not too far out from the city. However, safaris and golf are not the only outdoor activities. There are BBQ’s (Braii’s) and if you are feeling adventurous, you can kayak with the crocodiles and hippos in the Jukskei River, one of the largest rivers in Johannesburg.
How will you find the time to enjoy this beautiful city? Throughout the year there are over 20 public holidays in South Africa. According to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, all workers must get paid time off for any public holiday that falls on a working day. If the workplace agrees to work on a public holiday, the employer must be paid for that day. A public holiday can also be exchanged with another workday by agreement.
Johannesburg offers everything from pavement dining to five-star gourmet cuisine. In the summer, book an outdoor table to appreciate the fine weather. With South Africa is also well-known for their delicious array of wines.
Getting around the city is simple. You can call for a private taxi service (UBER), drive by car, or choose the South African rail travel which is another convenient way to see many beautiful parts of the country. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this amazing city!
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