Joburg is making its presence known, so watch out! While Cape Town admirably took the 43rd slot, the thriving City of Gold was ranked as the world’s 38th best city for arts and culture.
Johannesburg has always been one of South Africa’s most popular destinations for those interested in the arts. Festivals like the Standard Joy of Jazz, the Good Food and Wine Show, and the Joburg Art Fair are just a few examples of the major cultural events that have taken place there and given the city its distinctive glow.
The Cultural Appeal of Johannesburg: A Big 7 Highlight
Johannesburg’s cultural attractions have once again been praised by the renowned travel publication Big 7 Travel. Joburg has the accolade of being ranked as the 38th greatest city for arts and culture, after Mzansi’s recognition in the greatest Honeymoon Destinations list.
Festivals and Celebrations in the Heart of Johannesburg
Despite its reputation as a financial and commercial centre, Johannesburg is also a thriving cultural centre. Events such as the Africa Rising Film Festival and the Festival of Lights at the Johannesburg Zoo helped bring the city to life that year.
The Ultimate Artistic Feast
And if you’re in the mood for a visual extravaganza, Joburg’s 76 art galleries (the most in the country) will not disappoint.
Cape Town, South Africa: A Cultural Weave
Similarly, Big 7 Travel has included Cape Town, popularly known as the “Mother City,” on its list. Cape Town made the list at number 43 thanks to its “diverse as they are abundant” cultural offerings.
Entering the Big Time
The accomplishments of Johannesburg and Cape Town are all the more remarkable given the company they keep in the top ten: Paris, Tokyo, London, and New York.
We spoke with Mpho Moerane, mayor of Johannesburg, to hear his thoughts on the city’s recent recognition. The cultural diversity of our city is highlighted by this award. He said it proved the city’s dedication to arts and culture and its goal of being a centre for cultural interaction on a worldwide scale.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Joburg or Cape Town to appreciate the intricate cultural web that has been woven into their urban fabric. Remember that you are traversing the streets of some of the most culturally significant cities in the world!
About the Author:
Edmore Nkosi is a riveting South African journalist, specializing in entertainment and current affairs. With his unique ability to blend pop culture with real-world events, Edmore has carved a niche in providing captivating narratives that resonate with a diverse readership.