Friday 30 April 2021

Explore the City of Gold #Johannesburg @HuaweiZA #HuaweiMate40Pro Smartphone Camera

Hi Friends, 

Johannesburg was established in 1886 following the discovery of gold. It is now South Africa’s commercial, financial, industrial, and cultural hub and the biggest city in South Africa. These are just a few reasons why you should take time to explore the city of Johannesburg any weekend or weekday and photograph some of the amazing spaces this place has to offer. Tourism is open for business again and it’s good to show our support; just ensure you wear your mask at all times, keep your distance, and bring your hand sanitiser.

Here are four places you can explore in Jozi today - 

1. Take vibrant wide-angle shots with Lebo's Soweto Backpackers
This celebrated establishment was one of the pioneering tourism businesses in Soweto to revolutionise what 'township tourism' could mean in South Africa. The best way to explore Soweto is by taking a cycling, walking or Tuk Tuk tour and Lebo’s offers two-hour, half-day or full-day options. The routes include visits to places of historic and cultural interest such as Vilakazi Street, with the Nelson Mandela House Museum and the Hector Pieterson Museum; the men's migrant workers hostels; churches; and local community meeting places where you can experience traditional African customs such as home-brewed beer and vetkoeks (fat cakes), and mingle with the community.

What started off as a small backpacker’s hostel in a family home has expanded over the years into a thriving business that employs dozens of locals. This backpackers has a very vibrant ambience and the staff are well versed in the history of Soweto, which you can experience during the township tour. You can capture wide-angle shots of the streets of Soweto during your Tuk Tuk tour, especially on Vilakazi Street, where you’ll often find street performers entertaining tourists and stalls with local trinkets on the sidewalks.

2. Dive into the detail at Constitutional Hill
This former prison and the military fort is another place to learn about South Africa’s journey to democracy. During its 100-year history, this precinct confined tens of thousands of men and women of all races, creeds, ages, social status and political agendas, including Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Albertina Sisulu and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

You can spend an average of two hours exploring the different parts of the old forts, including a section for male prisoners known as Number Four, a women’s jail, an awaiting-for-trial block and South Africa’s highest court, the Constitutional Court. Many concerts and big events like AFROPunk Johannesburg have been held here as a representation of freedom and also a remembrance of years past. If you’re looking to capture memorable moments at Con Hill, then you’ll most likely take close-up shots for more detailed depictions of the cells and other parts of the space.
Explore the City of Gold #Johannesburg @HuaweiZA #HuaweiMate40Pro Smartphone Camera
3. Get moody with lighting in Maboneng Precinct
The Maboneng Precinct is one of the coolest neighbourhoods in South Africa and one could even say in the world. A no-go zone until the end of Apartheid in 1994, Johannesburg’s Maboneng has since transformed into a lively urban area with blossoming art and culinary scenes.

What makes Maboneng so captivating is the vibrant and unique characters on its streets, buildings and restaurants and the people who come to enjoy its fine art galleries and museums, markets, lively rooftop bars and amazing parties. You can also experience some of the best sunsets on the many rooftops in this part of the city and enjoy a few drinks and local food at the bars and restaurants such as Patta Patta. Because of Maboneng’s varied aesthetic, you will want to capture moody pictures by playing around with the camera shutter speed and lighting for your pictures, which is very common in street photography.

4. Capture slow-mo at Gold Reef City
This family-friendly attraction situated just eight kilometres from the city centre features thrilling theme park rides and historical exhibits. The attraction hosts reproductions of buildings and businesses that represent the history of South Africa, particularly in the mining sector.

Additionally, you can tour a disused shaft of the Crown Mines, one of the richest gold mines in the world. The park also offers dedicated rides suitable for the whole family, as well as a petting zoo and other games. Gold Reef City is perfect for capturing motion pictures as well as slow-mo video angles with all of the twists and turns of the rides and animated faces of people enjoying themselves.

With the many nooks and crannies, Joburg has to offer, you’ll want to make sure you have the very best smartphone camera to capture all these treasures. The HUAWEI Mate40 Pro will give you instagram-worthy pics to keep you posting for many more months to come.

Bring your new HUAWEI Mate40 Pro with you to take beautiful photos of all the amazing spaces the city has to offer while putting the device’s cameras through their paces. These include the ultra-wide-angle camera and Swing Gesture Sensor, 240fps slow-motion video capture, which is now available on the front camera and supports 4K video capture, and the 50 MP Super Sensing Wide Camera.

Buy the HUAWEI Mate40 Pro before 30 April for just R19,999 on the Huawei Store (Online) and receive a complimentary bundle consisting of HUAWEI FreeBuds 3, a HUAWEI Wireless Charger CP60 and the HUAWEI VIP Service, all valued at R5,697. Stock are limited. Ts and Cs apply.

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