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Craighall Park, Braamfontein, Houghton, Gold Reef City, Dinokeng, Linden, Auckland Park, O.R. Tambo Airport, Honeydew, Northcliff - Johannesburg, Kensington, Midrand, Rivonia, Rosebank JHB, Fourways, Melrose, Melville, Lanseria, Sandton, Bryanston
Johannesburg Zoo, Sandton City, Hillbrow Tower, Bensusan Photographic Museum, SAB World of Beer, Enoch Sontonga Memorial Park, Nelson Mandela Square, Satyagraha House, Moyo Restaurants, Newtown Cultural Precinct, Nelson Mandela Bridge, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Brenthurst Gardens, Rand Easter Show, Radium Beer Hall, Apartheid Museum, Oriental Plaza, The Bag Factory, Standard Bank Gallery, ABSA Art Gallery, MuseuMAfricA
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 a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.