Johannesburg Holiday Guide

Johannesburg Tourtist Information

Johannesburg's is the richest city in South Africa. It has a population in excess of 3.2 million with half of these residents living in and around Soweto. There is a clear divide in living conditions but many areas of Johannesburg are very safe and the city has a lot to offer tourists. A tour of the city within a group and a guide is the safest way to enjoy Johannesburg.

For those wanting to discover South Africa's rich culture, Johannesburg has several interesting museums, art galleries and theatres all reflecting the city's culturally diverse population. The city is also bursting with bars, restaurants and live music venues, all offering an equally eclectic variety of entertainment and food.

Johannesburg Tourist Attractions

If you find yourself wanting to escape the vibrant hustle and bustle of the city then Johannesburg Zoo is a fun option it is also situated close to the Military Museum. Emmerentia Dam, with adjoining botanical gardens, is also a great option for nature lovers. This part of South Africa is famous for its gold mining both past and present and a trip to Ferreira's Mine is a popular tourist attraction. A rediscovered gold mine dating back to the 19th century that was rediscovered whilst building a bank in the '80's. There are sections of the original mine and a museum.

Sun City, an entertainment complex with its multiple casinos, world-class golf courses, safari park and magnificent Palace of the Lost City is a must for tourists looking for a bit of glamour.

Randburg Waterfront offers a relaxed harbour-like setting brimming with restaurants, pubs, metro cinemas, entertainment areas and a golf course that lines the waterfront. Tourists to Randburg can also enjoy water sports like scuba diving, waterskiing, bungee jumping and go-carting.

For those tourists wanting to take a walk through the Johannesburg of bygone years, Joubert Park is the city's oldest park, dating back to 1887. From here you can also visit the many attractions that border the park including Wolmarans, Twisted Street and the Johannesburg Art Gallery.

Popular with tourists and located just 30 minutes from the centre of the city, Lion Park features prides of lions, a number of rhinos and other large animals. Just a stone's throw from the reserve, visitors can also visit the Witwatersrand National Botanical Gardens.

Johannesburg is well-known for its plush shopping malls, with the finest example being located in the northern suburbs of the city. Shoppers should make a point of visiting Parktown and Sandton and the flea markets located at Bruma Lake.