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Joburg Zoo is one of the featured attractions in Joburg Tourism's latest campaign, Love Joburg, which encourages locals to take advantage of spring - and a dizzying array of music, food, fashion and entertainment events - to get out of doors and embrace life, Jozi-style.


AS Joburg's calendar of signature lifestyle events get under way with the arrival of spring, Joburg Tourism is celebrating Tourism and Heritage month with the launch of its latest campaign, Love Joburg - Explore, Experience & Enjoy!

And Joburg Zoo is one of the featured attractions in the campaign, which aims to boost civic pride among locals while promoting Joburg's fabulously diverse tourism offering - including both its world-class attractions and the myriad events taking place across the city.

Launching the "Love Joburg" tagline at the Soweto Wine Festival at the University of Johannesburg from 4 September to 6 September, Joburg Tourism's Tshidi Mlaba said: "The number of events celebrating music, food, fashion, entertainment and living the good life is quite mind-boggling - and the pace is sustained until the end of summer.

"The Soweto Wine Festival, Arts Alive, Joy of Jazz, Joburg Day and the Joburg City Festival are just some of the events to look forward to in September, with plenty to follow.

"Joburg's pace is hard to beat," Mlaba said, "and September is a wonderful time to remind locals and visitors that it is the most happening destination on the continent!"

Explore, experience and enjoy Joburg in 72 hours
Joburg's allure as Africa's most exciting business destination and a vibrant cultural hotspot is legendary. While the majority of visitors arrive for business reasons or to attend events, increasing numbers are staying on to sample the city's diverse urban tourism and lifestyle scene.

To help tourists get the best out of their stay - and to encourage locals to get out and explore their home town - Joburg Tourism is highlighting the city's top sites and attractions:

Joburg Zoo
One of the city's most popular attractions situated. Founded in 1904 and covering 81 hectares in the leafy northern suburbs, Joburg Zoo houses over 320 species, totalling around 2 000 animals, and is open to the public 365 days a year.

Gold Reef City
Africa's greatest entertainment theme park, created around an authentic 19th century gold mine.

Apartheid Museum
A first-of-its-kind facility illustrating the rise and fall of apartheid, and showing the world how South Africans are coming to terms with their oppressive past while working towards a future they can all call their own.

Origins Centre
A museum in Africa for the people of the world, offering visitors a unique experience of the continent's rich and mysterious past.

SAB World of Beer
One of South Africa's top two tourist experiences, offering nearly 50 000 visitors a year a unique encounter with the magic of beer and brewing.

Gauteng province's number on shopping and entertainment destination, located in Fourways, north of Johannesburg.

The Struggle Route
A series of sites commemorating the country's journey out of its apartheid past, and celebrating some of the key people that made that journey possible. The route includes:

For those who aren't sure of their way around - or prefer to relax while others take care of logistics like parking - the hop-on, hop-off City Sightseeing Bus offers one of the best ways of exploring Joburg and Soweto's top tourist attractions at your own pace.

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