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The Perfect South African Getaway

Discover the best things to do in South Africa

South Africa – the land of the impressive Drakensberg Mountains, the vast flat grassland plains of the Free State, the untamed seas of the Wild Coast, and the arid but hauntingly beautiful drylands of Bushmanland – has something for everyone.

South African Getaway

You're spoilt for choice when it comes to experiencing the perfect South African getaway, so selecting a location that is within close proximity to a wide range of activities gives you flexibility when it comes to planning your holiday. This is one of many reasons why Johannesburg – a commerce and lifestyle hub that is designed to fulfil your holiday desires – is a popular destination for travellers.
Awaken your adventurous side and hop into a car with your friends and family for an unforgettable road trip to one (or a few) of the amazing destinations around Johannesburg. With your base at one of Accor’s Mercure Johannesburg hotels, it’s easy to plot your trip based on local venues so you can get your fill of culture, history, nature and entertainment.
South African Getaways

Alongside its reputation as a vibrant, trendy metropolitan city, Johannesburg offers more than an urban jungle with imposing skyscrapers and busy streets. Here are a number of exciting activities you can tick off your bucket list:
- The history of South Africa comes alive at the Apartheid Museum in Ormonde with permanent exhibitions that express the everyday lives of citizens during this bygone era. Discover the background of the iconic uprisings, the role of heroes such as Nelson Mandela, and the rise of a new age of hope as the Rainbow Nation was born. 
South African Getaways

- Dive into the thrills of Montecasino in Fourways, only 25 minutes from Mercure Johannesburg Midrand. The entertainment hub can keep you busy all day with a theatre featuring the best of local and international talent. Pass the time in one of the world-class casinos packed with slot machines, poker tables and roulette games.  
- For an entertaining day out with the family, explore Johannesburg's mining history at Gold Reef City. Located on an old gold mine, this theme park is brimming with thrilling rides, a 4D theatre, souvenir stores and even a casino.

South African Getaways

- Time travel 2 million years into the past when you venture across 47 000 hectares of history at the Cradle of Humankind. Step quietly into Dinaledi Chamber (the chamber of stars), home to an extinct species of hominin, provisionally named Homo naledi. Get a glimpse into the fascinating lives of humanity's ancestors inside the network of cool limestone caves.  
- Cruise the skies and savour a panoramic view of the South African horizon with a hot air balloon ride over the Cradle of Humankind. 

Make your South African getaway unforgettable during your stay at an Accor’s Mercure Johannesburg hotels – homely, comfortable and conveniently located to give you easy access to the vibrant city of Johannesburg and its surrounds. 

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