Things to do in Johannesburg

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Visiting Johannesburg will greet you with sights and sounds that represent this diverse nation like no other city in South Africa would. Enjoy this vibrant city with its history and natural beauty. Here is a short list of what to do in Johannesburg.

The Apartheid Museum

A visit to Johannesburg’s Apartheid Museum will take you to a past when injustice was law. Understand this dark chapter of South African history that also led to one of humanity’s greatest struggles.

Timings: 9AM to 5PM Everyday       


Constitution Hill

South Africa’s new democracy is celebrated at the Flame of Democracy, a landmark outside the Constitution Hill. The Hill houses the Old Fort prison buildings and Number 4, a prison where Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned amongst other luminaries.

Timings: 9AM to 5PM Everyday


Gold Reef City

Built in an old gold mine, The Gold Reef City is a 19th century themed park that will take you back to the gold rush days of South Africa. There is a museum on gold mining along with many rides and roller coasters like the Jozi Express and the Miner’s Revenge.

Timings: Open 24 Hours Everyday


Soweto & the Mandela Museum

Visit the Mandela Museum in the historic Soweto neighbourhood and celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela by witnessing the exhibitions and memorabilia that chronicle his great struggle.

Timings: 9AM to 5PM Everyday


Monte Casino Bird Park

A stroll on the elevated walkways of Montecasino Bird Park is one of the things to do in Johannesburg where you will get to see rare birds and mammals. Grab a bite at the Flamingo Café.

Timings: 8.30AM to 5PM every day


South African National Museum of Military History

Great for history buffs and war memorabilia enthusiasts, the National Museum of Military History recounts the South African army’s role in the different wars they have been involved in. The establishment is home to many war exhibits and the Anglo-Boer War Memorial.

Timings: 9AM to 4.30PM every day


The Maboneng Precinct

A must see in Johannesburg, the Maboneng Precinct is the heart of Johannesburg. Enjoy the inner city culture and visit the various shopping and dining spots of this buzzing neighbourhood.

Timings: 9AM to 10PM Tuesday to Sunday, 9AM to 4PM Monday


From museums charting a great struggle to the best recreational spots, Jo’burg has it all. Enjoy the city’s history and get immersed into its beautiful natural surroundings.

Author: GoFro Travelers’ Network

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