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The Best Things to Do in Johannesburg

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Things to do in Johannesburg

Apartheid Museum , Johannesburg
To better understand the rich and turbulent history of South Africa, pay a visit to Apartheid Museum. Founded in 2001, the museum explores th
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Take a tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, a hilltop precinct that overlooks the downtown area and serves as the home of the Con
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Gold Reef City , Johannesburg
A themed entertainment complex, Gold Reef City remains best known for its 1880s-reminiscent architecture, numerous amusement park rides, and
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Duration: 8 to 9 hours
This tour is unique because you will get to see the beautiful city called the city of gold and have full experience of historical and city sightseeing of Soweto and Johannesburg. See some of the most important locations in South Africa along with an informative friendly guide to take you on this experience you will never forget in an hurry.
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Emperors Palace , Kempton Park
Emperors Palace, an opulent hotel complex, casino, and entertainment venue, offers a variety of slot machines and card games. Live shows and
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Nelson Mandela Square offers plenty of upscale dining and shopping options, with charming stores, outlets, and a variety of restaurants. Admi
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Recommended Johannesburg tours


Visitors basing their trip in South Africa's largest city will be happily surprised by the number of things to do in Johannesburg and the surrounding area. In a busy metropolis that was once the home of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, tourists find a vast array of shopping opportunities and eclectic dining options. Check out Apartheid Museum if you wish to learn about the nation's tumultuous past and struggle for emancipation. To get out of town for a while and see more of the continent, plan a day trip or safari to some of Africa's game reserves and national parks, where you'll be able to spot elephants, hippos, lions, and many other iconic animals.

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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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