TOP 10 Things to see and to do in Johannesburg

This is Carlton Center in Johannesburg. It is the highest building in the city.

When I considered going to Johannesburg, majority of the people would say, “Are you insane? Johannesburg is dangerous!”. Well, as is with any city, you have to know where to go, research how to travel around the place, and well, besides having fun, you have to always be aware and careful. There are spots where you can go and there are some where you shouldn’t go and that’s also how it works in Johannesburg. However, I have been in Joburg 4 times already and I love “The City of Gold”.

Here you can find my TOP 10 list of things to do:

1. Visit Walther Sisulu Botanical Garden

This garden is a beautiful natural area with hiking trails, picnic spots and wildlife.

2. Visit “The Kwa Mai-Mai Traditional Healers Market”

This market is known to be the oldest market in Johannesburg.

3. Visit “The University of Witwatersrand”

This university is one of the most famous universities in South Africa.


4. Explore the vibrant student area of Braamfontein

My suggestion for an amazing Saturday:

  • start off with yummi food at the “Neighbourgoods Market”
  • chill at the rooftop bar “The Beach”
  • carry on partying at “Kitchener´s”


This is at the Neighbourgoods Market in Braamfontein in Johannesburg.

5. Go on a Soweto tour

Must sees are “Hector Pieterson Memorial” and “Vilakazi Street”. This street is the only street in the world that used to house 2 Nobel Prize winners, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.

6. Visit the Apartheid Museum and learn about South Africa´s history

This is inside the Apartheid museum in Johannesburg South Africa.

7. Watch a cricket game at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium

The This is Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

8. Explore the vibrant neighbourhood of Maboneng

  • explore “Art´s on Main”
  • get yummy food at “Market on Main”
  • check out the nice bars and restaurant along “Fox Street”


Maboneng is one of the most upcoming neighbourhoods in Johannesburg.

9. Visit Constitution Hill

Constitution Hill used to be a prison and is now a museum and home to South Africa´s Constitutional Court.

10. Enjoy a breathtaking view of Johannesburg

Carlton Center is the tallest building in Johannesburg. On the 50 th floor is has a viewing platform that offers an stunning view of Johannesburg.

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This is Carlton Center, the tallest building in Johannesburg.

Where to stay in Johannesburg:

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For sure there is much more to see and to do in the “City of Gold”. Here you can find more information about Johannesburg.

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