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Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub. On a tour of Johannesburg, you'll encounter a place of contrasts and discover affluent neighborhoods, urban decay, booming art and culinary scenes, and a dynamic atmosphere. Attractions in Johannesburg range from historic museums and monuments of the apartheid struggle, to an array of nearby nature trails, game reserves, and archaeological sites. Use our international travel planner: Johannesburg and all its delights await.
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Apartheid Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Apartheid Museum
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
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Safari
Safaris
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
Gold Reef City ©
Theme Park
Gold Reef City
4.0
Duration: 8 hours
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Historic Site
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Johannesburg

Montecasino ©
Casino
Montecasino Sandton
4.3
Duration: 3 hours
Emperors Palace ©
Casino
Emperors Palace Kempton Park
4.0
Duration: 4 hours
Nelson Mandela Square ©
Landmark
Nelson Mandela Square Sandton
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Lion and Safari Park
Nature / Park
Lion and Safari Park Broederstroom
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Johannesburg

South African National Museum of Military History ©
Military Museum
South African National Museum of Military History
4.5
Duration: 6 hours
Lindfield Victorian House Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Lindfield Victorian House Museum
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
4.9
Duration: 1 hour
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
5.0
Duration: 8 hours

Museums in Johannesburg

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Hector Pieterson Museum ©
History Museum
Hector Pieterson Museum Soweto
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
SAB World of Beer ©
Specialty Museum
SAB World of Beer
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Satyagraha House ©
Specialty Museum
Satyagraha House
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Kim Sacks Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Kim Sacks Gallery
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Johannesburg

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Neighbourgoods Market ©
Flea Market
Neighbourgoods Market
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Finders Keepers Market
Gift & Specialty Shop
Finders Keepers Market
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Market on Main ©
Flea Market
Market on Main
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Mall of Rosebank ©
Shopping Mall
The Mall of Rosebank
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min

Golf in Johannesburg

Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club ©
Golf Course
Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Glendower Golf Club ©
Golf Course
Glendower Golf Club
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Houghton Golf Club ©
Golf Course
Houghton Golf Club
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Killarney Country Club ©
Golf Course
Killarney Country Club
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
Puri Thai Massage ©
Spa
Puri Thai Massage
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lindfield Victorian House Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Lindfield Victorian House Museum
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ndebele Tours And Travel ©
Historical Tour
Ndebele Tours And Travel Soweto
3.7
Duration: 4 hours

Where to stay in Johannesburg

A stopover on almost every trip to South Africa, Johannesburg offers visitors endless choices for staying overnight. Numerous guesthouses can be found all over town, ranging from budget friendly to upscale in pricing. Other lodging options include a variety of backpacker lodges and bed and breakfasts, as well as plenty of luxurious boutique hotels.
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