Things to do in Johannesburg
One of Africa's most vibrant cities, Johannesburg offers thousands of things to do - even seasoned travelers will be impressed by its diversity. If you love shopping, you won't be short of places to do just that. Major shopping destinations like Sandton City Mall and Nelson Mandela Square offer a selection of high-end labels, while Johannesburg's Rosebank Rooftop Market, a world-famous flea market, provides fine African crafts.
Exploring the city’s heritageOrganized tours to destinations such as Soweto are one of the most popular activities in Johannesburg, and tour companies like Imbizo Tours and Ek Sê offer interesting itineraries. Sophiatown Heritage Tours are also sought after by people keen to understand Johannesburg's turbulent past.
For those looking to gain a deeper understanding of South Africa’s history, the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill are two worthy attractions. Constitution Hill used to be a prison that held many famous protestors, like Nelson Mandela, and has since become a living museum that is dedicated to sharing the stories surrounding the country’s journey to democracy. You can even see the cell that held Nelson Mandela during his imprisonment here.
When wanting to escape the city's hustle and bustle, make a trip to the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens or the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, putting on a beautiful display of Joburg’s surrounding wilderness. To learn about life in the Victorian era book a tour of the extravagant Lindfield Victorian House Museum.