Enjoy the Top Attractions in Johannesburg

Johannesburg is one of the most exciting cities in South Africa, and there is so much to do here to keep you busy during your stay. Whether you are looking for wildlife, fun activities or cultural attractions, there is something for everyone.

 

The Apartheid Museum

 

The Apartheid Museum is a fascinating cultural attraction in Johannesburg. It opened in 2001, and tells the moving story of South Africa over the past century, with a strong focus on the horrors of apartheid. Through interesting exhibits and personal stories, discover what life was like under apartheid and get a deeper understanding of the troublesome history of the country.

 

Johannesburg Botanical Gardens

 

Located a few miles from the centre, Johannesburg Botanical Gardens is a place where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful areas of the city. This natural area is a popular place to come and relax, and you can enjoy walking through the themed gardens.

 

There are seven gardens in total including the Rose Garden and the Herb Garden. There's even a Shakespeare Garden featuring plants that the Bard mentioned in his plays. You can also see Emmarentia Dam while you are here

 

The Lion Park

 

Located in Lanseria on the outskirts of Johannesburg, the Lion Park is one of the most famous attractions in Johannesburg. Popular with visiting celebrities, it is a place where you can enjoy getting up close to lions and you may even be able to play with the cubs. There are plenty of other animals here apart from lions, including giraffes, hyenas, cheetahs and more, and all in all it is a great day out.

 

The Cradle of Humankind

 

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located a short drive from Johannesburg and consists of a large area about 180 square miles in size. It is important because it is the place where many of the oldest hominid fossils in the world have been discovered. Visit the Maropeng Visitor Centre to find out all about the history of the amazing discoveries, which include the Taung Child.

 

Constitution Hill

 

Constitution Hill in Braamfontein, making it easy to reach if you stay somewhere central like the Johannesburg Regency Hyatt. It is made up of a collection of historic buildings including a fort that later became a prison. It has a long history, but it is most well known for the political activists who were held here during apartheid, including Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. It is a moving experience and well worth a visit during your time in Johannesburg.

 

Go on a Safari

 

It's not exactly in Johannesburg, but the Kruger National Park is not that far away, and you can fly here with ease or drive here in a few hours. Once you arrive, you can spend a few days or longer on a safari in one of the best national parks in the world. It has a rich variety of animals, and you can look out for the Big Five as well as hundreds of other species.

 

Enjoy Your Time in Johannesburg

 

There is plenty to do in Johannesburg to keep you busy every day of your trip, and these are just the start. So start to plan your itinerary when you stay in the city and make sure you get the most out of your time in one of the most exciting cities on the continent.

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