Visit the City of Johannesburg
Johannesburg city, better known as South Africa's 'City of Gold', is a thriving metropolis, alive with culture, pulsing with things to see and do. This city is often neglected by the international traveller, however a visit here provides a rich insight into the diversity of South Africa.
Johannesburg began as a small gold mining settlement and grew rapidly to become one of the largest gold producing areas in the world. With its history as colourful and unique as the city's inhabitants, Johannesburg pays homage in a variety of African heritage museums and art galleries, perfect for those wanting to delve into the culture of South Africa. Moving to a rhythm and spirit of its own, Johannesburg city is a bustling hive of activity, with world-class restaurants, clubs, bars, theatres and a thriving music scene.
From the trendy shopping district of Sandton, glittering with high-end brands, to the humming Oriental Plaza and Rosebank Flea Market, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets.
A few notes on visiting the City of Johannesburg:
Johannesburg is worth a visit during your travels through South Africa and we have a number of Johannesburg day tours to help you in your quest to explore the vibrant city, including cultural excursions and trips to Vilakazi Street in Soweto, which enrich the political history of South Africa.
Should you be in transit through Johannesburg and your international flight arrives early in the morning or departs late at night, we can arrange accommodation close to the airport at one of our recommended airport hotels.
If you're looking to spend a few days in Johannesburg, we recommend an add on to Sun City, South Africa's premier holiday resort, or set off to the malaria-free safari destinations of Pilanesberg National Park and Madikwe Game Reserve to encounter Africa's Big 5 - a definite South Africa highlight.