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The Best Things to Do in Johannesburg

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Things to do in Johannesburg

Apartheid Museum , Johannesburg
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To better understand the rich and turbulent history of South Africa, pay a visit to Apartheid Museum. Founded in 2001, the museum explores th
Tours from $16
History Museum
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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
Tours from $52
Theme Park
Gold Reef City , Johannesburg
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A themed entertainment complex, Gold Reef City remains best known for its 1880s-reminiscent architecture, numerous amusement park rides, and
Tours from $16
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Duration: 60 to 90 minutes
The finest way to explore Johannesburg safely, reliably and in comfort from the top deck of an open-top bus. Learn about the history of gold mining, hear stories of apartheid history and understand the triumph of modern Johannesburg while listening to the on-board audio commentary, available in 15 languages. This tour stops at all top sites in and around the Johannesburg allowing you to explore the economic powerhouse of Africa, easily and safely. 
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Casino
Emperors Palace , Kempton Park
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Emperors Palace, an opulent hotel complex, casino, and entertainment venue, offers a variety of slot machines and card games. Live shows and
Tours from $6,471
Landmark
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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
Tours from $87

Johannesburg

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Theme Parks
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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