What to Visit in Johannesburg, South Africa


Johannesburg, South Africa is one of the most unique cities you can visit in the world Its rich and vibrant atmosphere of big-city living is so intoxicating that it is no wonder why so many people flock to this place each and every year. Now, you need to keep in mind, Johannesburg is not like that of New York, Paris, or Madrid where you can just hop off a bus or taxi and find yourself entertained for days. For this city, you need to plan where you want to go. In fact, it takes time, and a bit of effort, to get to know where you want to go, especially if you want to immerse yourself in the South African culture. Now if you do not have the luxury of having a local guide with you, check out some of the places that I have highlighted that will help aid your travel schedule in the best possible way.

Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum is a museum complex in Johannesburg, South Africa dedicated to illustrating apartheid and the 20th century history of South Africa. The museum in itself a beacon of hope show the world how South Africa has come to terms with its oppressive past and its newly transformative mindset for a future that all South Africans can call their own. This powerful exhibit has assembled a variety of interactive art ranging from illustrated events to films that discuss the South African history. For those visiting, this is an incredible place to learn more about the dramatic and emotional journey of its past and newly looked future.


Johannesburg provides many of its tourists with an awesome wildlife adventure. A variety. This serves as one of the most popular travel hubs that ranges from a variety of outdoor activity. Whether you are into gaming, camping, site seeing, these safaris provide you with the best thrill-seeking experience you can possibly ask for.

Neighbourgoods Market Johannesburg

The Neighbourgood Market in Johannesburg is one of the must-dos when visiting South Africa. Housed in a modernist building with a spectacular fifteen-story wall mural by the famed artist Eduardo Villa, the market has become the epitome of South African culture. The market holds a wide variety of fresh-farmed foods and specialty goods. Beyond the food itself, the market has live entertainment that will welcome you the minute you step foot into this fantastic place.

Gold Reef City

If you are traveling with the family and you have enough time for your vacation, I highly recommend this spot. Gold Reef City is South Africa’s infamous amusement park. Located on an old gold mine, which closed in 1971, the park is themed around the concept of the gold rush. Continuing with this theme, the staff wears 19th century fashioned costumes when welcoming you into this family friendly place.

Soccer City

For the beautiful game, Soccer city is home and headquarters to the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament. Shaped like a calabash in the abandoned mining tracks on the outskirts of Soweto, the stadium’s architecture is a treat for all to see. It also serves as a monument in which Africa represented one of the most important events in the world.

As stated, Johannesburg has much to offer. There are tours, museums, galleries, parks, shops, and so much more. Since there is a little something for everything, make sure you plan out your interest and what you want to get out during your stay in South Africa. There are a variety of other places to see such as the Constitution Hill, Johannesburg Zoo, MuseuMAfricA, and the Johannesburg Art Gallery. But at the end of the day, it all depends on you. So what are you waiting for and search for you adventure today!