TOP 10 Things to do and to visit in Johannesburg
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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 list of TOP 10 things to do and to visit in “The City of Gold”:

1.Enjoy a breathtaking view of Johannesburg on the 50th floor of Carlton Center (tallest building in Johannesburg)

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This is the view from Carlton Center in Johannesburg.

2.Visit “The Kwa Mai-Mai Traditional Healers Market”, which is known to be the oldest market in Johannesburg

3.Visit “The University of Witwatersrand”, which is one of the most famous universities in South Africa

4.Explore the vibrant student area of Braamfontein (eat yummi food at Neighbourgoods Market, chill at rooftop bar The Beach, and carry on partying at Kitchener´s). My recommendation: stay at “Once in Joburg”

This is at the Neighbourgoods Market in Braamfontein in Johannesburg.

5.Go on a Soweto tour and don´t miss out on visiting Hector Pieterson Memorial and Vilakazi Street (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 Apartheid and 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 (visit Art´s on Main, Market on Main and check out the nice bars and restaurant along Fox Street)

Maboneng is one of the most upcoming neighbourhoods in Johannesburg.

9.Visit Constitution Hill

10.Visit Walther Sisulu Botanical Garden

For sure there is much more to see and to do in Johannesburg. Here you can find more information about Johannesburg.

CATEGORY: Africa, South Africa

Claudia Bartsch

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  • Joleisa Creed

    It reminds me so much of Jamaica! Even the colours on the flag! I would love to visit one day! Looks like you had a blast. I like that there are options that are not too touristy! Great pics too!

    • Claudia Bartsch

      Thank you so much. What exactly reminds you of Jamaica?

  • The Traveling Pinoys

    I was in Joburg for 2 weeks few months ago and I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t go anywhere but Rosebank lol. It’s not the danger that puts me off because I have lived in countries with high crime rates (Belize, Mexico, Cape Town and also Philippines) but it is the fact that it’s hard to go anywhere without taking an expensive Uber. I was over 200 rands away from places I wanna go and was always too tired. I wish I have seen this article before. The Apartheid Museum looks interesting and the Soweto tour.

    • Claudia Bartsch

      I hear you. Joburg spreads out and it takes you ages to get from one point to the next one. Going by uber is an really expensive way of getting around. If you visit Joburg again go on a tour with the Red Bus City Sightseeing. It covers all the important spots you need to see and also it´s quite cheap as you can hop on and off for the entire day or even 2. I think it´s something about R200.