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Nature reserves to visit when you study in South Africa

Nature reserves to visit when you study in South Africa

If you are looking to study in South Africa, International House Johannesburg (IH Johannesburg) is a language school like no other. All of the school’s tutors hold Cambridge teaching qualifications, one of the reasons its standards are recognised by the International House World Organisation (IHWO).

Studying in Johannesburg means you will have access to many of the natural wonders that South Africa has to offer. With all of the beautiful national parks and nature reserves that surround Johannesburg, you will be spoilt for choice when you are planning your next excursion.

Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve

Johannesburg to the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve: 44 km

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Just a mere 45-minute drive from Johannesburg, this reserve is the perfect place to take a day trip to escape the city. This location offers an amazing selection of activities, all included in your entrance fee. For example, you could find yourself feeding the lions, strolling by the hippo pools or observing a demonstration by a live snake handler.

Pilanesberg National Park

Johannesburg to Pilanesberg National Park: 249km

This enormous national park is based in an inactive volcanic crater, making for interesting terrain. If you are interested in visiting, you can choose from one of the Pilanesberg safari packages that are on offer. Each of the safari options will immerse you in the beauty of Africa’s wildlife, introducing you to the vast array of animal species that inhabit the area.

Kruger National Park

Johannesburg to Kruger National Park: 424km

If you want to go on a real adventure, why not take a road trip from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park? With around 2 million hectares of wildlife, this is one of South Africa’s largest reserves. Kruger National Park has a great variety of accommodation options, from camping sites to luxury lodges, so you are free to explore for as long as you wish to.

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It is clear that when you study in South Africa, there will be plenty of opportunities to visit some spectacular nature reserves and national parks. However, if the distance is off-putting, there is also a plethora of green spaces that can be found in the city. For example, you could spend a day in The Wilds, a stunning park in the suburb of Houghton that includes hilly areas, waterfalls and fountains.

Find out more about studying in Johannesburg via the IH Johannesburg website.

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