A local’s guide to Johannesburg, South Africa

Mar 27, 2017

apr_safrica_johann MOHAMMED NASSER MUNSHI, customer service agent at Singapore Airlines’ Johannesburg office, highlights his city’s melting pot of cuisines and iconic tours.

 

Wildlife and wisdom

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Adventurous types should sign up for MoAfrika Tours’ fun activities, such as visiting
 the Lion & Safari Park, 50 minutes by car from the city. It is where you can have a close encounter with the rare white lion. History aficionados can walk around Constitution Hill (above), a prison turned museum where late former South African president Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.

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A world of food

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South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation, so dining experiences here reflect diverse cultures, traditions and flavours. For fusion East-meets-West eats, Kong offers a variety of dishes such as steamed dumplings with pork and shrimp (above), and salmon teriyaki with egg noodles and massaman curry. I also enjoy deli-style fare that is both tasty and fresh at Love Food.

Oh, what a view

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Of the many things Jo’burg (as the city is known)
 offers, one of the best is a great vista. At rooftop bar Randlords, you can enjoy a panoramic view (above) of the city, including landmarks such as FNB Stadium. Or escape the hustle and bustle of urban Johannesburg at Moyo Zoo Lake. Watch the sun set over cocktails on the deck, where you can enjoy live music.

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