Johannesburg, the city of gold and also referred to as Jo’burg, Jozi, and E’Goli. The Soweto township also located in Johannesburg was once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Johannesburg is most famous for its catchy lyrics that embody post-apartheid township culture.
We have compiled a list of the top tourist attractions you should visit when in Jozi.
The Apartheid Museum has been in existence since 2001 and illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid. For anyone wanting to understand and experience what apartheid South Africa was really like, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is fundamental.
Cnr Northern Parkway & Gold Reef Roads,
+27 (11) 309 4700
Cradle of Humankind
Approximately a 90 minute drive from the Johannesburg city centre you’ll find the Cradle of Humankind. Not only can you get the opportunity to learn about stones and bones. You can buy a combination ticket, allowing you to experience Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves where world-renowned fossils was found.
Maropeng: 9am-5pm (closed on Mondays, except public holidays)
Sterkfontein Caves: 9am-5pm (closed on Mondays, except public holidays)
+27 (0)11 085 2481
Lesedi Cultural Village
Situated within the Cradle of Humankind, why not experience African culture by booking at night or 2 at the Lesedi African Lodge with Booking.com.
On arrival at Lesedi, you’ll be welcomed by the families who then take you to their homestead where you will be staying. You’ll be introduced to the many colorful and fascinating aspects of the cultures of the people of Lesedi and the five traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes.
James Hall Museum of Transport
Now, this is a must-see! Anyone who loves antiques will adore this museum and the best of all it’s FREE to enter. Donations, however are welcome. Here you will find a collection of bicycles, motorcycles, fire engines, trams, motorcars and even animal drawn vehicles. Their oldest motorcar on display is a 1900 Clement Panhard.
+27 (0) 11 435-9485/6/7 or +27 (0) 11 435-9821
Pioneers’ Park, 193 Rosettenville Road, La Rochelle.
SAB World of Beer
Love beer? Get to taste SAB’s top 5 beers – Castle Lager, Castle Lite, Black Label, Hansa Pilsener and Castle Milk Stout.
You may think you’re able to tell your favourite beer from the rest, but you could well be caught out at the World of Beer’s beer tastings. Booking is essential. Contact SAB to secure your seat today.
+27 (0)11 836 4900
15 Helen Joseph Street (formerly President Street), Newtown, Johannesburg
Rosebank Rooftop Market
Every Sunday at the Rosebank Mall on the open rooftop parking space, the mall transforms into a premier, world-class marketplace. Not only does the market offer stunning views of the Johannesburg skyline but it also offers a true expression of South Africa’s vibrancy. Here tourists will be able to experience traditional South Africa food & entertainment.
011 028 7818/ 011 028 7819
1 Woodyatt avenue, Highlands North