Things to do in Johannesburg
When wondering what to do in Johannesburg, it only takes a quick look around to realize that this city has a variety of attractions waiting to be explored around every corner. Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city, boasts exclusive shops, world-class sporting facilities, large concert venues and a thriving arts scene. Recently, the city has undergone a community-style renaissance with the emergence of several pop-up markets, like Arts on Main and Neighbourgoods Markets, which offer visitors and locals alike a vibrant cultural experience. These markets, located near Johannesburg’s city center, are also surrounded by an abundance of museums, parks and theaters.
Indulge yourself in art, culture and historyMake sure to explore some of the many attractions that the city has to offer, including the Apartheid Museum or the Johannesburg Zoo. During your stay, sports fans might want to consider catching a match at either the FNB Stadium or the Wanderers Stadium, while culture enthusiasts might want to indulge their passion for the arts at one of the many galleries, theatres and music venues that thrive here.
Art lovers will particularly enjoy the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), located in Joubert, the city’s Central Business District. The gallery features an unrivalled collection of 17th-century Dutch paintings, works by 18th and 19th century European artists as well as 19th century South African painters.
A city rich in theaterThe Johannesburg Civic Theater, an esteemed local entertainment venue hosts everything from ballets and musicals to ice dancing and traditional plays. Other Johannesburg venues, such as the Market Theatre and the Laboratory Theatre, showcase a mixture of professional and amateur productions that are worth experiencing.
No trip to Johannesburg would be complete without a little shopping. The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg puts you within walking distance of the Sandton City shopping center’s high-end fashion outlets so you can shop to your heart’s content.