South Africa – Mpumalanga and Johannesburg – last episode

The last endless moments

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So our trip is finally come to the end, unfortunately for us, we were very sad to leave South Africa after 14 days.
From Chisomo safari park, we drove down to Mpumalanga region, very famous for its canyons, the second bigger canyon in the world. We saw an amazing nature and landscape and stopped one night in Glaskop, which I would maybe suggest to skip and reach directly Johannesburg, after you visit the Gods Window and the canyon, but consider they are 600km faraway, you have to be fancy a long drive.

We spent our last night in Johannesburg at the beautiful Da Vinci hotel, right in Nelson Mandela Square. The last day we hired a guide which accompanied us to visit Soweto, the biggest and most famous township in South Africa. Here is where Nelson Mandela lived and where you can find the incredibly interesting Apartheid museum. After this half day visit we went to the airport to fly back in Italy from Johannesburg airport.

One night in Johannesburg was pretty short, maybe I would suggest two nights so you can have a full day to explore the city. Bear in mind that, opposite to Cape Town, in Joburg (that’s how local people call Johannesburg) it is not really suggested to walk around the city by yourselves, especially if you look absolutely like tourists with your backpacks and cameras. Hiring a local guide that can escort you around is the best choice to reach the most interesting places of the town and to visit SOWETO also, you would never feel unsafe this way.

For everyone who as never thought about visiting South Africa, I hope I gave you a certain amount of reasons to add this destination to your bucket list. While for everyone who is already planning a trip there, please do not hesitate to contact me for any help.

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Born in Sardinia, living in Tuscany - Montalcino. Certified Italian Sommelier and WSET. Brunello addicted 😊 I am a wine enthusiast and blogger, I love to share my wine discoveries and wine reviews online, on my blog and social profiles. Travel is my second passion together with wine, that's why I enjoy visiting wine regions around the world 🌎 I have a strong experience in Hospitality and can help you in organizing your future trips in Tuscany and Italy. Wine Travel Advisor 🍷 👉🏽Social Media Content Creator and Blogger

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