City Guide, Johannesburg
Located in north-central South Africa, Johannesburg is the country's largest
and fastest-growing city, with sprawling suburbs fanning out from the central city
to cover an area of 1,100 square kilometers (424.7 square miles). The nickname "eGoli"
("city of gold") evokes Johannesburg's origin as a mining town in the
late nineteenth century. Today, it is still the capital of South African mining
and commerce and home to the headquarters of the country's mining companies and
major financial institutions, as well as headquarters to a variety of multinational
corporations and transportation hub of southern Africa.
Johannesburg Tourist Attractions include many museums, ranches, safaris, parks,
reserve forests and other natural attractions. In fact the list of the Johannesburg
Tourist Attractions is a very long one. Once you are inside the city you can rest
assure that your visit will be a memorable one. Travelers who are interested in
the history of the country can visit various museums here. They can take a look
at the Mandela Museum and Apartheid Museum this way they will be able to know more
about the past of the country.
The safari tours are another of the main Johannesburg Tourist Attractions. You
can enjoy the colorful wildlife of that surrounds this city. Various plants, mammals
and insects make its environment even more interesting than one can possibly think.
Johannesburg Tourist Attractions include various types of parks and the Lion
Park is one of the most exciting one. As the name would suggest it is one of those
places where you will find this lord of the jungle. In fact this is the animal that
is one of the main attractions of Africa.
Culture and entertainment
South Africans have been referred to as the 'rainbow nation', a title which epitomises
the country's cultural diversity. The population of South Africa is one of the most
complex and diverse in the world.
Among the major sightseeing attractions, the Johannesburg Art Gallery is the
biggest gallery on the African continent is a major tourist draw. Among the other
museum and galleries, the Mandela Family Museum, The Apartheid Museum, Chérie De
Villiers Gallery, Standard Bank Gallery and South African National Museum of Military
History are popular draws. Visit the museums and galleries to know more about the
history and culture of the land on fascinating Johannesburg Tours.
Traditional dances and food in authentic Zulu, Sotho, Pedi, Xhosa and Ndebele
villages and also a trip to Constitution Hill which is a site of the notorious Old
Fort prison complex. The Excursions in Johannesburg also includes a huge collection
of African crafts at the Rosebank Rooftop Flea Market, situated directly at the
Rosebank Mall. The guests can also go for Soweto tours. It is an increasingly famous
destination for travelers from all around the world.
Food and drink
Restaurants and Bars in Johannesburg offer you a fine dining experience. Eating
out is a special experience at Johannesburg. Restaurants and Bars in Johannesburg
offer you high quality cuisine, fine drinks and exceptional services. Enjoy an exotic
dining experience on Johannesburg Travel. Johannesburg is home to a variety of eateries.
Whether you want to spend time with your friends, or attend gala business dinners,
Restaurants and Bars in Johannesburg are the best places to be in. You will get
a range of restaurants and bars-from traditional to international, perfectly designed
to pamper your taste buds.
Seafood delicacies are a rage amongst locals and tourists alike. From mid-range
eateries to upscale restaurants featuring the Beira Alta in the Colony shopping
centre in Rivonia, you get a wide variety of dining establishments. Some of the
fine specialties include the lemon-herb chicken at The Butcher Shop and Grill in
Sandton Square, chicken specialties at the Italian restaurant, Mastrantonio, also
in Sandton Square.
Experience some enjoyable Shopping in Johannesburg on Johannesburg. An array
of craft markets offers you unforgettable Shopping in Johannesburg; you will get
plenty of intricately crafted beadwork and wirework on sale at small roadside stalls.
You will find various craftsmen and women from all across Africa selling their goods
at the Rosebank flea market on Sundays and in a bazaar like shop in the Rosebank
mall on week days.
The oldest market place in Joburg in South Africa, Mai Mai offers you a delightful
shopping experience. You can head for the Northgate in the North West to indulge
in for some delightful shopping. Westgate on the on the west rand is another popular
shopping destination. You can also get excellent shopping options at the East gate.
Johannesburg City Map