7 kor 2007

Johannesburg and ecotourism

Johannesburg has been called the Cradle of Humankind, but it can also be a destination for ecotourism. The Kruger National Park extending over 18,989 square km. is one of the greatest natural sanctuaries in the world to Africa’s wildlife including elephants, buffaloes, lions, antelopes, zebras, black rhinoceros, cheetahs, giraffes, hippopotamus, impalas, leopards, reedbucks, nyalas, spotted hyenas, tsessebes, warthogs, waterbucks, etc. There are also 1,982 species of plants and 517 species of birds.

The Kruger National Park is a 5 hours drive from Johannesburg. If this long, daunting drive is too much for you, you can opt to fly. There are daily flights from Johannesburg International Airport to Eastgate (Hoedspruit) Airport by SA Express (Hoedspruit) or SA Airlink (Phalaborwa). You can also charter flights. Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit) is 74 km from Phalaborwa Gate, 68 km from Orpen Gate, 93 km from Hazyview and 147 km from Nelspruit.

There are also much things to see, African cultures to savour in Johannesburg itself. If you plan a trip to Johannesburg, you will obviously need accommodation, which would be wise to book ahead of your arrival. Hotels in Johannesburg is a site you can chose and book accommodation online, especially if you are on a budget. If you plan to fly to the Kruger National Park, you may want to look for Hotels near Johannesburg Airport. This site have a Lowest Rate Guarantee. According to what is stated in the guarantee, if you find a rate lower than the best available from Cheaperthanhotels.com Internet rate on another web site for the same hotel/accommodation, on the same dates and advise us within 24 hours of booking your room(s) with them, they will honour that rate for the night(s) for which the lower rate was found and refund you the difference.

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