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Places to see next time you are traveling for business

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. We have all heard it before but sometimes we are not very good at acting on the age old proverb. We still strive for the “hustle” and ”sleep when you are dead” mentality in our daily work lives and seldom leave space to really relax, unwind and have some fun.

We have put together a must do list for your next business trip and we dare you not to be delighted.

 

Johannesburg

Go Bungee Jumping at the Orlando Towers in Soweto

Previously a decommissioned coal fired power station, this world class adrenaline centre caters to the whole family through a variety of activities for the young and old. Kids under 35kg can enjoy wall climbing aswell as paint ball while adults can choose between the 100m bungee jump or their daring Straight Jacket jump. It’s open for most of the week and working on a first come first serve basis, Orlando Towers is an experience not to be missed.

Face your fears at Gold Reef City

Sitauted in an old gold mine which closed in the early 1970’s Gold Reef City has so much to offer, it’s no wonder it’s still attracting locals and tourists. With over 30 different rides and more being added, the theme park has gone from strength to strength and is still a favourite . Ride roller coasters such as the Tower of Terror or the Anaconda. You will have ample opportunities to keep the adrenaline junkie in you queing for more.

 

Dubai

Experience the Sand Dunes

Whether by sand boarding, camel riding or dune bashing in a 4×4, no trip to Dubai is complete without a day in the sand dunes. Endless views of the gold coloured sand will provide you hours of fun. Just remember your sunblock.

Shop till you drop in The Dubai Mall

As the 2nd largest mall in the world, you will need to strategically plan your attack before your shopping spree.
Between the Dubai Aquarium which is said to be the largest indoor aquarium in the world or the over 1000 shops and more than 100 restaurants situated in the 1,124,000 m2 size grounds, there is something for everyone.

 

New York

Explore the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Time Square

Discover the weird and the wonderful at Robert Ripley’s strange and sometimes scary collection of artefacts from all over the world. Items and collectibles such as tribal artefacts and torture devices used in the 1800’s to the worlds most tattooed man and sculptures to give you the creeps, you won’t believe it!

Have a picnic in Central Park

With almost 40 million visitors to the park each year, there is nothing boring about a day in Central Park. Enjoy musical shows, take in a bike ride or simply spend time with the family or experience a Shakespearean performance, Central Park doesn’t disappoint when it comes to a variety of activities to keep you busy during your stay.

 

London

Visit the London Dungeon

Experience the history of London’s darker side with a tour of the Dungeons. Take Anne Boylen’s last boat ride to the Tower of London or walk through the gassy dimly lit streets of 18th Century London while your tour guide delights (and maybe even frightens you) with tales of Jack the Ripper, Sweeney Todd and more.

Meet your favourite celebrities at Madam Tussauds London

Founded by French artist Marie Tussaud, the museum houses the waxworks of the famous, the historical and everything in between. Snap a pic with one of the over 250 life-like wax figures and be astounded at how life like they are.

 

Cape Town

Enjoy a day at the beach

Cape Town has over 40 blue flag beaches and for most of the year you can enjoy anyone of them to your hearts content. Have a braai or simply take in the sun. Go alone or with the family for a fun day out. There is so much to choose from.

Make it to the top of Table Mountain

For many tourists and most Cape Town locals, a day spent hiking up Table Mountain is a day well spent. Enjoy the serene views of the city on your way up the more than 1000m path to the top and enjoy a little lunch when you get there while giving yourself a well deserved pat on the back. Hike your way back down or treat yourself to the magnificent cable car decent down. This is one hike you will want to do again and again.

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