Johannesburg Turns It Out
Jo’burg is South Africa’s largest city population-wise, and that’s not even counting the 6 million trees. As the biggest economy in Africa, Johannesburg is also a booming powerhouse for culture and entertainment.
Yes, sister Cape Town is Design Capital 2014, but not only does Jo’burg (as it’s affectionately called) have its own Beefcakes (see below), but it is a beautifully landscaped city with design merits all its own.
A visit to Johannesburg during late spring, typically from October to November, is ideal to see the Jacaranda trees explode in blooms on either side of wide residential avenues. The trees, imported from South America, catch the sun with soft, lavender-colored petals and when in bloom turn Jo’burg into a massive urban garden.
This post originally appeared on the Purple Roofs Gay Travel Blog.