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Johannesburg — Often called the “Big Apple of Africa” there’s no doubt the sprawling Johannesburg is the country’s most cosmopolitan city. Having thrived as a mining town since 1886, the country’s entertainment and financial hub offers a wealth of cultural and leisure attractions. As the main airline gateway to South Africa, it’s also a great jumping off point for safaris, wine tours, and other adventures throughout this wildly diverse region.

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For the vibrant, cosmopolitan culture and historical attractions in South Africa's largest city.

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