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About Johannesburg Attractions

Johannesburg is the seat of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and is also one of the largest and the most visited cities in the country. The inception of the city is rooted in the gold-rich hills of Witwatersrand Range, earning Johannesburg the nickname of modern-day El Dorado. One of the fifty largest urban areas of the world, the city of Johannesburg ranks very high among the African countries in regard to tourism. A perfect blend of art, history and natural bounties, Johannesburg tourism, makes sure you have a great week soaked in its hospitality.

Museums of Johannesburg

Your Johannesburg city tour is incomplete without paying a visit to the important museums that dot the city and its suburbs. Other than the Apartheid Museum and Mandela House Museum, there are others like Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre, Wits Art Museum, Origins Centre Museum and Museum of African Design deserve a visit.

Shopping destinations of Johannesburg

There are some interesting places to pick up souvenirs when you visit Johannesburg, Africa. Diagonal Street, Maboneng Precinct, African Craft Market and Nelson Mandela Square are places you can take a look around to see if you find something interesting to take back home.

Here are the top 5 things to see on your trip to Johannesburg.

1. The Apartheid Museum

To know the history of Johannesburg and South Africa, do visit the Apartheid Museum. Apartheid is the institutional racial segregation imposed on the native black majority by the white minority in the country, and it was very much prevalent up until the early 90s. The museum traces the trail of the oppression, struggle and the final victory through photos, artefacts, newspaper clippings and video footages.

2. Cradle of Humankind

A Johannesburg day tour to Cradle of Humankind is an absolute must on your visit. About an hours’ drive away, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the world richest site for relics of hominins, the species believed to be the direct ancestors of humans, thus earning the site its name. Do visit Sterkfontein Caves and the Maropeng Visitor Centre in the premises, and hire a guide for better understanding of the Palaeolithic history.

3. Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City is the country’s most famous attraction park. Themed on the ‘golden’ history of the Johannesburg, there are numerous thrilling rides and historical exhibits for kids and adults alike. Children will love the trampoline, ten-pin bowling alley and the Anaconda roller coaster. Grownups should not miss the opportunity of seeing the inside of a real gold mine at Crown Mines, although now very much out of use.

4. Soweto and Mandela House

Soweto is an abbreviation for South-western Townships, which shines a very broad light into how deep did racism cut into the Johannesburg. This was the area where black labourers were segregated in a planned manner and made to live far away from the main city in low shacks. This is the cradle of the South African uprising against apartheid and the struggle towards democracy, holding the eminent hands of Nelson Mandela. Do visit the Mandela House on your Soweto tour from Johannesburg for a plethora of photographs, paintings and framed documents about the family, of the society and of various recognitions he received.

5. Lion and Safari Park

At the Lion and Safari Park, animal interaction is the biggest attraction. Visitors can drive through pride of lions in caged vehicles, and see the kings and queens of the jungle in their everyday actions. You can even cuddle a cub, and hand feed other animals like giraffes and zebras.


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The best available India to Johannesburg flight is operated by Air Seychelles from Mumbai via Mahe, Seychelles. The flight takes 10 hours 40 minutes, which is the fastest you can go from India to Johannesburg. Another daily flight from Mumbai is Ethiopian Airlines via Addis Ababa, which takes 11 hours 45 minutes. Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways have regular flights from all Indian cities via their respective hubs at Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha. The best flights from Delhi are flown by Emirates and Ethiopian Airlines. From the airport, you can take the Gautrain, a rapid transit network which will take you to the CBD in 25 minutes. One can also avail the hotel shuttle bus service by intimating your place of accommodation in advance. There are minibus services and car rentals too.

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    FAQ's of Johannesburg

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    There are more than 30 flights every day from Cape Town to Johannesburg, which is the fastest means of travelling. There are bus, car and train routes as well. This is quite a popular commute, so no need to worry about transportation.

    It is better to hire guides to get a clearer idea of the cultural, social and political history of the city.

    Gold Reef City, Cradle of Humankind, Apartheid Museum and Mandela House are some of the places you must visit in Johannesburg.

    English is the official language and is spoken and understood at large. The Afrikaans language is also present, derived from Dutch and Flemish.

    Among many other things, Johannesburg is especially known for its past of gold mining, followed by the era of Apartheid and then of late because of its sporting arenas and tourism options.

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