10 things to do in Johannesburg

A large city like Johannesburg can be daunting to explore. Where to start, how much to spend and so on, and that’s where I come in.  I love wandering around  Johannesburg and I always come across new and fun places, here are a few touristy things to do in this dynamic city.

1.   Visit the Constitution Hill and Constitutional Court of South Africa.  Situated at No 1 Hospital St, Constitution Hill in Braamfontein – Various Entrance fees the cheapest tour costs R40

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2.   Go to the Apartheid Museum  The museum showcases the rise and fall of Apartheid in South Africa, it is open daily and Admission is R100.00.

3. Visit the Satyagraha House which is a museum located in Orchards.  It was once the private residence of Mahatma Gandhi.  The house has seven bedrooms, and if you have the chance you can also stay at this peaceful house as a guest.  Entrance to view the house is free, guests can make bookings through the website.

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4.  Hop on and off the City Sightseeing Joburg Red Bus 

5. Shop for Books at the Collectors Treasury.  There are so many books here you could spend hours looking for good reads.   You will find Collectors Treasury at 244 Commissioner Street.

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6.  Go to Gold Reef City, there is a lot to do here, a theme park, casino, hotel, theatre and also several events happening throughout the year.  Best to check out their website.

 

 

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7.  Take a hike at one the many hiking trails around Johannesburg like Klipsriversburg or Kloofendal Nature Reserve

8.  Discover the history of Beer making at SAB World of Beer.  Have you ever wondered how beer is brewed, well at the SAB World of Beer they will show you how they do it.    You also get to taste the different kinds of beer.  It is open daily from 10am -6pm  and situated at 15 Helen Joseph Street, Newtown

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9. Walk down Vilakazi Street in Soweto.  You cant explore Johannesburg without exploring Soweto.  There is a lot to do in Soweto, so you can start at Vilakazi street, visit the Nelson Mandela House, have lunch at Sakhumzi, or Bunjee jump at Orlando Towers.

10.  View the City from the Tallest Building in Africa.   The Carlton Centre is known as the Top Africa and has panoramic views of Johannesburg’s Central Business District .  There is an express lift that takes you to the 50th floor.  Entrance fee is R30 and is open daily from 7: 30am to 7pm

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So there you have it, a small list of a few places to visit.  Have you been to any of these, what place would like to visit first?

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