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Top Places To Visit In Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa

This 'City of Gold' known for its amazing museums, is the biggest city in South Africa which is a popular tourist destination! There's more to the city than the Mandela House, like the Zoo Lake, the Holy Hill and the like.

Mandela's House

The house where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962 is converted into a museum known as the Nelson Mandela National Museum!
You can get a glimpse of history in the house where there's a showcase of photographs, paintings as well as awards and recognitions earned by Nelson Mandela.

The Lion Park

A must-visit place when in town, the Lion Park is most-visited for the Transvaal lions. However, one can find many animals that are inherent to Africa at the park.

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You can interact with the lions, go on a safari expedition and even tour the four lion pride camps.

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The Lion Park

Holy Hill

Located in the center of the city, you can climb up the hill, to enjoy some breathtaking views of the city! You can sit on the top of the hill for hours just glancing at the beautiful sights.

Apartheid Museum

Part of the Gold Reef Complex, the museum demonstrates the country's fight against apartheid and its 20th-century history. Every year, at least five events are held here to celebrate the end of apartheid and celebrate the beginning of democracy.


The leisure complex stretching about 26 hectares is themed after Monte Cassino, is designed like an Italian village.
There is a casino, 2 theatres, mall and cinemas, shopping centres, spas - basically, there's everything you need to enjoy in your leisure time!

Gold Reef City

Just 8km away from the city center, the Gold Reef City has historical exhibits, theme park rides, 4D shows that you can enjoy. Themed around the gold rush from the year 1886, the buildings in the park resemble those from that era.

Gold Reef City

You can educate yourself about the gold mining history at the mining museum at the site! Don't miss out on enjoying the famous Gold Reef City Casino.

Johannesburg Zoo

Spread over an area of 55-hectares, the zoo houses around 2000 animals from about 365 species. The animals are kept in their natural habitat in the zoo.
There are amazing places in the zoo such as the Temple of the Ancients, you can walk through the Aviary, enjoy some time at the amusement park apart from getting acquainted with history at the Historic Site.

Cradle of Humankind

This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a huge complex of limestone caves spread over an area of 47,000 hectares! Once at the site, you can spend time exploring the place, go fly-fishing or hop onto the hot air balloon or checkout the Lion and Rhino Reserve.

Carlton Center

The 50-storied skyscraper is the second-tallest building in Johannesburg which has offices, shops and a shopping center! There's an observation deck at the top of the building from where you can get a glimpse of the whole city.

Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg is home to the Big 5, along with an abundance of flora and fauna. This Game Reserve in South Africa is every wildlife enthusiasts dream and must visit place. This spectacular place is home to a brimming diversity of wildlife.

Zoo Lake

Zoo Lake

One of the most romantic places in the city, the Zoo Lake is the place to enjoy an evening stroll with your partner or even take a boat ride. Or you can just sit across the fountain and enjoy some quiet time.

Wits Art Museum

Wits Art Museum is attraction for art lovers which features thousands of pieces of African artwork ranging from historic to contemporary.

SAB World of Beer

One more attraction for those who loves beer is SAB World of Beer. It is a museum of beer, and conference venue operated by South African Breweries.

Mary Fitzgerald Square

The Mary Fitzgerald Square is one of the best places to visit in Johannesburg, named after the country’s first female unionist, .This square also marks the start for the Jazz Walk of Fame, a walkway that pays tribute to South Africa’s most influential jazz musicians.

Maboneng Precinct

Maboneng means - place of light, which is a sutaible name for this place. It is  most unique and innovative area and major tourist attraction with lot of public artworks. It is also home to flagship fashion stores and diverse eateries and entertainment spaces.

South African National Museum of Military History

This is most unique museum of Johannesburg and attraction for history lovers. This museum preserve the history of South Africa's involvement in the Second World War. and home to fighter planes, tanks, arms and ammunition, and bombers. 

Constitution Hill

It was a prison before. Now this is a most scenic place which provides information about South Africa’s history. One can gaze at marvelous views of the entire city of Johannesburg from here.


Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa and is worth visiting for its impressive lineup of historical buildings, monuments, and museums.

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

It is a serene natural area with picnic areas, bird watching & trails amid indigenous plants & wildlife.

Other Places to Visit

Gandhi Square
FNB Stadium
Circa Gallery
Johannesburg Planetarium
Chancellor House
Lindfield Victorian House Museum
Johannesburg Botanical Garden
Ke-Ditselana Tourism And Multi-Cultural Village Heritage