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13 Things to Do in Johannesburg, South Africa

Gaurav Kadam Jul 20, 2019
The largest city in South Africa, Johannesburg commonly called as Jo’burg or Jozi, is a vibrant, amiable and a diverse city. Rent a bicycle and wander freely around the sparkling metropolis.
Learn how humans evolved, the formation of our planet and other innumerable fascinating things at the Maropeng Visitor Centre.

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Go on an adventure with your family to meet the incredible African wildlife at the Lion & Safari Park.

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Designed for the thrill seekers, fly 5 m above a crocodile on a zip line at the Croc City Crocodile & Reptile Park. You can even hold baby crocodiles and touch exotic snakes.

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Have a ball at the Gold Reef City, themed around the gold rush, the park also has the famous Gold Reef City Casino.
Celebrate the amazing diversity of the “Rainbow Nation” at the Lesedi Cultural Village. Live in their traditional homes and participate in their cultural activities.

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Hike at the Melville Koppies Nature Reserve and explore the last conserved remnant of Jo’burg's ridges.
Watch a play at The Market Theatre, founded in 1976, it had challenged the apartheid regime.

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Take a tour of the Johannesburg Zoo which houses over 320 species of animals. A bronze statue of Max (gorilla) has been erected after his death.
Experience the horrendous South African racial history at the Apartheid Museum. Audio-visual records of the time will bring tears to even the emotionless.
Admire the art and culture of Jo’burg at the many art galleries in the city. Also, notice the thought-provoking roadside graffiti and paintings.
Visit the Neighbourgoods Market in Braamfontein on a Saturday and relish different varieties of food along with pitchers of craft beer.

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Shop till you drop from the local and a few top fashion designers at Jo’burg's garment district - Fashion District.
Watch the best jazz artists perform at The Orbit. They also host poetry nights for the poetry lovers.