Johannesburg (Joburg) Backpacker Accommodation4.8 - 21 Guest Reviews
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It was nice!
It’s a city that’s full of life.
We did the Johannesburg tour with a lovely tour operator, Thabang Tours. He was brilliant, took us to all important places, even to places which where not included on the itinerary. He was more of a friend than a tour guide ... great guy, he made us relive some parts of the history as he explained every detail as if it was a movie.
Johannesburg is a bit too busy for me. I rather choose destinations close to nature.
Same as above.
So much to do.
Everything is convenient.
Excellent destination for fun and activities.
Was there for an exam, didnt get much time to explore more in JHB.
More info about Johannesburg (Joburg)
Approaching Johannesburg, even a hundred miles away, one can feel the electricity in the air. It is a city alive and throbbing with dynamic energy. The largest city in South Africa, it is situated on the Highveld plateau, in the wealthiest province, Gauteng. Now a major modern global city, it is the youngest, and certainly grew the fastest. It is the only city in the world not built on a waterway, port or river, but instead on a ream of gold, the Witwatersrand.
On a barren farm belonging to an Afrikaans farmer, the reef was discovered in 1886, and the gold rush started. Within a few years 100,000 people had flocked there. Johannesburg then grew from a modest mining town to an extensive metropolis, the economic industrial centre of South Africa. The city spreads over 130 square miles, more space per person than any other city.
Johannesburg is very cosmopolitan. Once the gold rush... Show more
For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.