According to THISDAY, one of the most respected newspaper publications in Nigeria, airline giant Emirates have named two locations in South Africa among their most desirable passenger destinations. Both Johannesburg and Cape Town have been honoured in this respect, although the entirety of this beautiful country has also been hailed as a destination of true distinction.
The strength of South Africa as a tourist hot-spot undoubtedly comes from its stunning natural beauty. As mentioned, the whole country is a veritable jewel in this respect, but Johannesburg and Cape Town have clearly been noted to excel. Johannesburg is a bustling metropolis that ranks as the second most populous city in all of Africa, and in recent years it has become a thriving haunt for tourists to frequent. Not traditionally known as a destination place, the popularity of Johannesburg has come about due to its status as a city where international visitors often have to ‘pass through’, and despite its almost ‘accidental’ status as a tourist city Johannesburg has risen to the label with aplomb.
The city is alive with history, including many museums that have attained a prominent status within South Africa as a whole. Numerous options for art, amusement parks and a vibrant shopping centre are also available, and the city serves as an admirable base for those wishing to view African wildlife. The Cradle of Humankind – a notable World Heritage Site – is very near to the city as well, so seeing it named as an Emirates favourite is certainly no surprise. Just as understandable is the presence of Cape Town on this list, and this city – the second most populous in South Africa, behind Johannesburg – is nestled in a region of the Cape where the natural flora is renowned for being especially unique.
One of only six regions of the equivalent type in the world, the Cape region around Cape Town is home to more than 9,000 plant species, and almost 70 % of this assemblage cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Also famous for the enormous harbour, as well as the proximity of Table Mountain and Cape Point, Cape Town certainly has every base covered in terms of outstanding natural beauty. The urban centre is a similarly fantastic location to spend time though, as the architectural heritage is globally admired, and the unique infrastructure allows a tourist to visit several individually distinct beaches all in the space of one day. With many other cultural and shopping attractions all present, and a colourful array of alternative entertainments too, there is little wonder why Cape Town actually ranks as Africa’s most popular international destination place.
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