Johannesburg Attractions

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  • Apartheid Museum
  • Carlton Centre
  • Jeppestown
  • Johannesburg is country with a long, fascinating, and sometimes dark history. Visiting gives you a chance to explore this history, and to see how far the city has come.

    Probably the oldest historical place to visit around Johannesburg is the Cradle of Humankind. This series of caves is a World Heritage site, and is home to a large number of flora and fauna fossils, including some hominid fossils. Hundreds of hominid fossils have been discovered in the past couple decades, making this the site with the highest density of hominid fossils in the world. Tourists can go on an underground boat ride to see the caves.

    More recent history can be found in the museums and other monuments dedicated to the city's and country's struggle through apartheid. The Apartheid Museum is beautifully designed and is quite a moving experience, and gives historical background going back far before colonialism overtook the continent as well as the more recent tumultuous events. The Old Fort and Constitution Hill also serve as an impressive apartheid prison museum.

    One of the main attractions of southern Africa is of course its landscape and wildlife, and there are plenty of opportunities to see both around Jo-Burg. The nearby Lion Park is a smaller version of the larger game parks, but is only a short drive from the city and offers plenty of chances to see lions, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, and more. While Kruger Park is much larger and maintained in its natural state as much as possible, it's more of a trek out of town. Or more tame parks like the Bunny Park, in town, can be a better place to visit with smaller children.

    Shopping is also a reason that travelers flock to Johannesburg. The mall of Rosebank is one example, which is a grandiose shopping complex that has both designer stores and an arts and crafts market that is perfect for souvenir shopping. Or go straight to the source and visit one of the many artist's galleries around town, which have sprung up in recent years.

    Apartheid Museum

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    Northern Parkway & Gold Reef Road
    Northern Pkwy and Gold Reef Rd, Ormonde

    Apartheid Revisited... read more

    Lion Park

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    Corner of Malibongwe and R114

    Roam With the Lions... read more

    Regina Mundi Church

    1149 Kumalo Street

    Queen of the World... read more

    Museum Africa

    121 Bree Street
    At Wolhunter Street, Newtown

    Africa's Rich Heritage... read more

    Hector Pieterson Museum

    8288 Maseko Street
    Orlando West

    In Memorial... read more

    Witwatersrand (Wits) University

    1 Jan Smuts Avenue

    Academic Excellence... read more

    South African National Museum of Military History

    11 Erlswold Way

    Displays of Military Artifacts... read more

    Bunny Park

    Pretoria Road

    Picnic At The Farm... read more

    Carlton Centre

    150 Commissioner Street

    The Tallest Building in Africa... read more

    Johannesburg Art Gallery

    Corner of Klein Street and King George Street
    Klein St., Joubert Park

    Art in the Park... read more

    Johannesburg Zoo

    Jan Smuts Avenue
    Private Bag X13, Parkview, Upper Park Drive

    Marvelous Zoological Gardens... read more

    Johannesburg Fort

    Kotze Street, Johannesburg, South Africa

    Apartheid Museum

    Northern Parkway Road, Johannesburg 2135, South Africa

    Newton St, Johannesburg 2001

    Newton St, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa

    Cinema Nouveau, Mall of Rosebank

    50 Bath Avenue, Randburg 2196, South Africa

    Market Theatre

    56 Margaret McIngana St

    Johannesburg Mountain Biking Club

    Johannesburg, South Africa

    Mall of Rosebank

    Johannesburg, South Africa



    Johannesburg Zoo

    Upper Park Drive

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