Johannesburg Things to Do

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  • 1. Downtown

    One of the most exciting sculptures to be established in the Jo'burg CBD in the last couple of years is a replica of the gold rhino of Mapungubwe, which is located on Fox Street, just opposite the...

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  • 2. Lion Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    All the cubs you pet here grow up and are sold to the canned hunt. You think you're going here to support the lives of these beautiful animals, little do you know you are supporting the canned hunt. ...

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  • 3. Gold Reef City

    4 out of 5 stars

    When i think of this place i feel dizzy lol, If you are an adventurers person i will recommend you to visit Gold Reef City theme park. but Paul how do i get there? the easiest way is to buy a ticket...

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  • 4. Sun City

    Hey guys Sun city the name which is almost known to most of the passionate tourists coming to South Africa the place where there is a heaven between the mountains far away from here when you approach...

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  • 5. MonteCasino

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bright and cheerful entertainment is ongoing at Montecasino Montecasino has buskers, street performers, wandering around and entertaining people. Busking dates back through the ages to earliest...

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  • 6. Soweto

    You can enjoy Bungy Jumping, Rock Climbing , Abseiling, PaintBall etc....they do allow people to climb up to the top for Panoramic Viewing but cameras not allowed for safety reasons. there's also a...

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  • 7. Apartheid Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Apartheid Museum is, quite simply, brilliant. From the very start, where you are given a racial category that determines which entrance you use, to the thoughtful displays and fascinating...

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  • 8. Constitution Hill

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Perhaps the most extraordinary thing about South Africa's Constitutional Court - which is a pretty extraordinary place on all counts - is the degree of access that the public have to the building: in...

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  • 9. Randburg Waterfront CLOSED, Now, Brightwater Commons

    Well the Randburg Waterfront has been revamped and is now called the Bright Water Commons. There is alot less water but is a 100 times nicer than before. Its a very nice to do a little shopping ,...

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  • 10. Harbeesport Dam

    The De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Conservation Centre is an interesting place for what the tour operators bill as a “half day tour”. You have to be up early for the 08h00 tour as it takes at least...

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  • 11. Carlton Center

    3 out of 5 stars

    One of the saddest sights that you'll see from the Top of Africa viewpoint on the top floor of the Carlton Centre is the once vibrant inner city highrise suburb of Hillbrow: once THE suburb of choice...

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  • 12. Diamonds and Gold

    It's one thing to know that Johannesburg is a city founded on mining, but it's quite another to realise that Africa's largest bank - which has helped to fund such mining development and financed much...

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  • 13. Zoo

    4 out of 5 stars

    Things I found interesting. ...Constitution Court. A guide took us around and told us interesting stories. ...Rhino and Lion Park. We had some great looks at the animals and particularly the...

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  • 14. Nelson Mandela Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Because of it's proximity to my hotel, I spent quite a bit of time at Mandela Square. The square is dominated by a large statue of Nelson Mandela which is a draw with many as they clamor to take a pic...

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  • 15. Melville

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The Melville Koppies are part of the rugged Witwatersrand (‘White Water’) ridge that runs west-east through the western and northern suburbs of Johannesburg. Further west along the ridge is...

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  • 16. Crocodile Farm

    I went to Croc City which is a crocodile farm which is situated very close to the Lion Park. I think its about 2km or so away which will make a nice stop if you visiting the Lion Park. The staff here...

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  • 17. Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens

    Against the backdrop of the magnificent Witpoortjie waterfall, this Garden (previously called the Witwatersrand National Botanical Garden) covers almost 300 hectares and consists of both landscaped...

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  • 18. Blyde River Canyon

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Blyde River Canyon is one of the most spectacular views in South Africa and its cliffs rise between 600m-800m from the river bed. At the Three Rondavels viewpoint (also called The Three Sisters)...

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  • 19. Sterkfontein

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Mrs Ples is 2.7 million years old, but don't tell: it's impolite to discuss a woman's age, particularly someone who has aged so much. Little Foot is a child fossil over 4 million years' old. Poor...

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  • 20. Hector Pieterson Museum

    Also in Soweto is the large Hecter Pieterson museum, which covers the events around the Soweto Uprising A great mix of photos from the time, video footage as well as the very interesting exhibits of...

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  • 21. Museum Africa

    Museum Africa is located in the Newtown area of Johannesburg, and the building was originally a market (part of the complex is now occupied by the Market Theatre, which is probably the premier venue...

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  • 22. De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre

    De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre Besides 'normal' cheetahs, De Wildt has a number of King Cheetahs, distinguished by the different coat pattern. There is also a healthy population of African wild...

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  • 23. Casinos

    If you're on a layover in Johannesburg and are sick of the same old airport hotels you can stay at Emperor's palace complex, right by the airport. There are 3 hotels on site, but more importantly, if...

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  • 24. Pilanesberg National Park

    I had a few days in Jo'burg before my return home and I wanted to see and photograph as many of South Africa's animals as possible, so I decided to do a day trip to Pilanesberg Game Reserve. I was...

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  • 25. Market Theatre

    The Market Theatre in Johannesburg can definitely be regarded as the heart of the city. This art complex is a melting pot of cultures, a showcase of talent and the place where everything seems to be...

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