City of Johannesburg

City-of-Joburg

Johannesburg in South Africa is the second largest city in Africa, with more than 3 million people calling this bustling metropolis home. Joburg, or Jozi as some prefer to call it, offers visitors an experience as unique and diverse as the city itself. Whether you are on business, in search of a cultural encounter, an adrenaline rush or simply want to relax and unwind for a few days, the city of Johannesburg has everything you’re looking for and more!

Johannesburg offers a multitude of attractions and things to do, as well as a dazzling array of options for everything from accommodation to car rental, restaurants, shopping and casinos. View the links below for some of Jozi’s well known attractions. For more information about your stay in Johannesburg, please view this link www.joburgtourism.com

Johannesburg Attractions and Activities

Apartheid Museum

APARTHEID MUSEUM

The Apartheid Museum, the first of its kind, illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa. The exhibits include film footage, photographs, text panels and artefacts illustrating the events and human stories that are part of the epic saga, known as apartheid.

Website: https://www.apartheidmuseum.org/

Soweto-day-tour

SOWETO TOUR

Tour this intriguing township as you uncover most of the major attractions from Vilakazi Street, the home of former president Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Website:  http://www.southafricaadventures.com/tours/soweto-day-tour/

Vilakasi street

VILAKAZI STREET & HECTOR PIETERSON MUSEUM

Vilakazi Street was home to two Nobel prize winners: Nelson Mandela and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu. You can also visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, which commemorates the role of the country’s students in the struggle against apartheid.

Website: https://www.sa-venues.com/attractionsga/vilakazi-street.htm
Website: https://www.gauteng.net/attractions/hector_pieterson_memorial_and_museum/

CradleHumankind

CRADLE OF HUMANKIND

The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is the world’s richest hominid site, home to around 40% of the world’s human ancestor fossils.

Website: http://www.thecradleofhumankind.net/

LesediCulturalVillage

LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE & HARTBEESPOORTDAM

Lesedi, which is Sesotho for ‘light’, was initiated in 1995 as a tourist attraction and today features five traditional dwellings, each representing a South African culture: Pedi, Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho and Ndebele. The village is very close to the beauty of Hartebeespoort Dam.

Website:  https://www.sa-venues.com/attractions/north-west/lesedi-cultural-village.htm

Kliptown

WALTER SISULU SQUARE & KLIPTOWN

Kliptown, one of the oldest districts in Soweto, is an area steeped in history. It was here that the Freedom Charter was signed in 1955. Walter Sisulu Square in the heart of Kliptown, is South Africa’s first township entertainment explosion centre, attracting both national and international attention with its broad variety of outlets suitable for local traders, event coordinators and international tourists.

Website: https://www.sa-venues.com/attractionsga/kliptown.php

sandton-nelson-mandela-square

SANDTON CITY AND NELSON MANDELA SQUARE

Sandton continues to reign as the most important financial and business district in South Africa, and arguably sub-Saharan Africa. It is also home to Sandton City, a large and prestigious shopping destination housing countless local and international stores.

Website: https://www.sandtoncity.com/nelson-mandela-square.htm

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AFRICAN CRAFT MARKET ROSEBANK

Experience the vibrancy of a truly African marketplace filled with a warm energy and rhythm. Browse and buy from an assortment of artefacts, beading, wiring, sculptures, gifting options and paintings representative of our African heritage.

Website: http://www.rosebankartandcraftmarket.co.za/

Gautrain

GAUTRAIN

The Gautrain was constructed in an effort to address the heavy traffic problem in and around Johannesburg and Pretoria in Gauteng. This 21st century train is one a kind for Africa.

Website: https://www.gautrain.co.za/

CONSTITUTION HILL

Constitution Hill is a living museum that tells the story of South Africa’s journey to democracy and is partly built on the site of the city’s old Women’s Prison.

Website: https://www.constitutionhill.org.za/

MallofAfrica

MALL OF AFRICA

Mall of Africa is South Africa’s largest shopping mall ever built in a single phase. It was completed in 2016 and is home to over 300 stores.

Website: https://mallofafrica.co.za

Hop-on-hop-off-bus

SIGHTSEEING JOBURG HOP ON HOP OFF BUS

Hop on and off the open-top red bus and explore Johannesburg’s top sights and attractions from the open-top upper deck or down below.

Website: https://www.citysightseeing.co.za/destinations/joburg

MarketTheatre

MARKET THEATRE

The Market Theatre, founded in Johannesburg in 1976 by Mannie Manim and the late Barney Simon, was built in and around the remains of Johannesburg’s Indian Fruit Market – circa 1913. The theatre has gone on to become internationally renowned as South Africa’s “Theatre of the Struggle”.

Website: http://markettheatre.co.za/

Neighbourgoods_Market

NEIGHBOURGOODS MARKET BRAAMFONTEIN

The Market is a source for speciality foods and goods – a meeting point to enjoy the community, swap ideas and be inspired by the energy of Johannesburg! NB: Saturdays only.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/neighbourgoodsmarketjhb

Keyes-Art-Mile

KEYES ART MILE

Keyes Avenue in Rosebank is transforming into an open fusion of arts and architecture – where art, design, life, leisure, luxury, fun, friends and work form one seamless experience. A neighbourhood with art at its heart, it allows you to effortlessly live every aspect of who you are.

Website: http://keyesartmile.co.za/

Everard_Read_gallery

EVERARD READ GALLERY

Johannesburg has interesting and eclectic galleries and studios you can visit to explore your love of the arts. Everard Read Gallery is Africa’s oldest commercial art gallery.

Website: https://www.everard-read.co.za/