Johannesburg in South Africa

Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and is also the capital of the Gauteng province. It has the perfect mixture of beautiful traditional heritage of the land and modern advancements that establishes this lovely city as a must-visit destination on your trip to this country. A city known for its rich arts and culture scene with many art gallery and cultural centres, and for hosting international cricket matches, Johannesburg has a lot to offer to its visitors. The city Johannesburg in South Africa is the country's chief industrial and financial capital. It was initially a part of Transvaal, one of the provinces of South Africa. Johannesburg was established in 1886, after the revelation of gold. Today the city is a part of Gauteng, one of the nine territories of South Africa. 

Nature too has favoured this erstwhile South African city with abundance of beauty and wildlife which can be witnessed through its numerous parks and tropical rain forests. It is also a wonderful place to shop and eat to your heart’s fill.

Attractions in Johannesburg:

  • The Maboneng Precinct
  • Lindfield Victorian House Museum
  • South African Museum of Military History
  • FNB Stadium
  • Lion Park
  • Johannesburg Zoo
  • Cradle of Humankind
  • Johannesburg Botanical Garden
  • Mandela House

 Things to do in Johannesburg:

There are many adventure sports that can be done at Johannesburg city. They include adventure rides at Gold Reef City amusement park, adventures sports like bungee jumping, abseiling at Orlando Tower, scuba diving at Prism Business Park or a paintball game at the Bush Paintball Range. One can also play golf at World of Golf or visit various sports centres and museums. 

Hotels in Johannesburg: 

  • Premier Hotel Mapungubwe - 4 Star
  • Hallmark Hotel - 4 Star
  • Pablo House - 4 Star
  • Southern Sun Rosebank - 4 Star
  • Protea Hotel Fire & Ice by Marriott JHB Melrose Arch - 4 Star
  • The Capital on Bath - 3 Star
  • Monica s Cottage - 3 Star
  • The Residency Jellicoe - 3 Star
  • Garden Court Milpark - 3 Star
  • Daze House - 3.5 Star

Restaurants in Johannesburg: Trumps Grillhouse and Butchery in Sandton, Tashas, Moyo Melrose Arch at the high street, Quills Restaurant at Kempton Park, Marble Restaurant and The Fat Zebra in Randburg are some of our favourite restaurants in Johannesburg city. 

Nightlife in Johannesburg: Some of the best nightclubs in Johannesburg City are Lord’s Cigar Bar, Stanley Beer Yard, The Hide Out, Hush, Upstairs at Mesh and The Marabi Club. 

Shopping in Johannesburg: Artisanal spirits, gold jewelleries, African crafts and artifacts, a Krugerrand and Ndebele art are some of the most popular souvenirs you can buy from Johannesburg in South Africa. Carlton Centre, Neighbourgoods Market, African Craft Market and Rosebank, Mall of Africa and 44 Stanley are some of the top recommended places for shopping in Johannesburg. 

 

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