World Cup Adventures: Johannesburg

Feb 17, 2010
Outside Magazine

   Photo: Courtesy of Ricky Lopez Bruni/Mosetlha Bush Camp, Madikwe

The World Cup begins and ends in Jo'burg; so do most South African safaris. The majority of lion-peepers head to vast Kruger National Park. Instead, take an hourlong charter flight (from $570 round-trip; to the less popular Madikwe Game Reserve. Rent a cabin and have your dinner cooked on an open fire after taking guided game drives with the Mosetlha Bush Camp Eco-Lodge (from $230; Most travelers don't hang around Jo'burg, due to its reputation for crime, but the city is undergoing an upgrade, with more than $50 million going to security improvements. Stay at the Sandton Sun (doubles from $265; and visit Soccer City Stadium, where the next futbol kings will be crowned.

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