National parks to visit when you study in Johannesburg

National parks to visit when you study in Johannesburg

Thinking about studying English in South Africa? Can you imagine having the opportunity to get up close to some of the most amazing wild animals in the world? For this reason and so many others, South Africa has become a very popular destination in recent years for students wanting to learn English. The city of Johannesburg, once home to Nelson Mandela is a favourite choice.

Boasting a host of cultural activities in a wonderful location and offering great attractions in its surrounding areas, Johannesburg has it all.  With several national parks nearby and the most breath-taking landscapes ever, you will fall in love with stunning Johannesburg, its surrounding areas and South Africa itself, the home of the safari.

Kruger National Park

Why not take a safari and see zebras, elephants, giraffes, lions, rhinos and so many other incredible animals and birds in their natural habitats?

About 500 km from Johannesburg, the Kruger National Park is one of the most important in Africa because of its huge variety of wildlife.

National parks in Johannesburg

You can opt for a day safari or stay longer in one of the many hotels set on the nature reserves, many with the animals living wild right on your doorstep.

Pilanesberg National Park

Just 2 hours from Johannesburg and closer than Kruger you can find Pilanesberg National Park in all its splendour. Here you will have the perfect opportunity to experience safari life with over 550km square of reserve land and more than 7,000 animals. 

National parks in Johannesburg

Whatever kind of safari experience you opt for the choice is there, from taking a car around or going with an experienced guide who can tell you everything about the area, the wildlife and natural wonders. For the first time safari goer, this may feel safer and give you the opportunity to find out first-hand everything you need to know about the incredible surrounding landscapes and its inhabitants.

Kapama National Park

Sitting between the northern Drakensberg mountains and the Kruger National Park is Kapama National Park, one of South Africa’s best safari reserves.

With 3,000 hectares to explore, it is home to all the great wild animals of Africa, with 42 species of mammals and 350 species of birds.

National parks in Johannesburg

In addition, hot air balloon rides, interactions with elephants, hiking and photographic safaris are all top attractions at this park.

If you want to learn English with the opportunity to truly explore some of the most beautiful national parks in South Africa, why not check out what Avenue English in Johannesburg has to offer. You will have the experience of a lifetime!

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