ADD TO LISTJohannesburg is one of South Africa's top travel destinations. If you're planning a trip to South Africa, you should definitely consider traveling to Johannesburg to experience its world-class parks, shopping, and cultural museums. In particular, the Apartheid Museum, Soweto, and Johannesburg Zoo are all highly recommended if you travel to Johannesburg. But there's a lot more to check out in Johannesburg, so be sure to look around the Johannesburg travel guide in more detail.
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I love Jo'burg! High crime rate, yes. Friendly people, yes yes. Cheap alcohol, yes yes yes! Go figure. Some of the locals would tell you scary stories about people's cars getting hijacked, people getting robbed/killed etc., but hey, don't these things happen everywhere? Most people would tell you how much they love living there. Just be more alert and cautious wherever you go like what you should do in any unfamiliar places. Those barbwires and 6-foot walls are there for a reason. Perhaps I can't generalise, but I do feel a tit bit safer being an Asian (and do not look like a rich Japanese or Korean) :-). If you have some time to spend in Jo'burg, don't miss out the Apartheid Museum and the Origins Centre at the Wits University. They are two of the coolest museums I've ever been - particularly the Origins Centre. Great value for money, and check out the interactive display on the floor! If you are going to Kruger (which you should definitely do) and check out the Big 5, don't forget to stop by Nelspruit, the God's Window and try the pacakes at the Pancake House in the small town of Graskop. Cheers is another good place to eat too. It's no doubt that South Africa has the best food in the world!!
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