5 things to do when you study in Johannesburg
Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa, a popular tourist destination and one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world. Commonly known as Jo’burg, around 40% of the population is under the age of 24, giving it a young, energetic feel. Add to this the fact that an average day offers 12 hours of sunlight and there are mild and short winters and you have the perfect place for your English language studies! There is so much to do in this vibrant city and whether you are just visiting or planning to study English in Johannesburg then finding out some of the best things you can do before you travel is a great idea.
Visit Nelson Mandela Square
Nelson Mandela Square was renamed in 2004 in honour of the former President of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist. A fantastic statue of the iconic president draws crowds of visitors every year and reminds every one of the Apartheid struggles.
The Apartheid Museum
The Apartheid Museum is very popular among visitors who are eager to learn about the history of the city and South Africa as a whole. The non-profit museum was opened in 2001 and relies on donations, contributions and sponsorship to continue. The museum documents the history of the Apartheid movement and tells the real-life human stories that have had such a significant historical impact on the world.
A trip to Lion Park
If you are interested in conservation, then a trip to Lion Park is a must. The park is dedicated to the protection of Transvaal lions and is set on over 500 acres of land in the Gauteng province. Home to over 80 lions as well as cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, jackals and antelopes, a visit here offers not only a great way to support conservation but also a wonderful opportunity to get up close and personal with wild animals.
Spend a Day at Lesedi Cultural Village
If you want to learn about different South African tribes and cultures then Lesedi Cultural Village is the perfect place. With traditional houses and demonstrations of dances and other traditions of the Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho, Nguni and Ndebele people this opportunity presents an authentic insight into South African culture. There is also a chance to sample the best traditional African cuisine prepared by fantastic local cooks
Gold Reef City
Gold Reef City is an amusement park located on a gold mine that was closed in 1971. Come and enjoy a wide variety of fun rides and an underground tour of a disused gold mine. High up on the giant wheel you will enjoy stunning views across Johannesburg’s suburbs.
If you want to study in Johannesburg, check out what English Access Gauteng (EAG) has to offer. It is one of the best language schools in Jo’burg welcoming students from all over the world. They offer a wide variety of English courses for international students but also locals.
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