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Take a virtual tour of Johannesburg through this travel guide

Johannesburg, tenderly recognized as Jo’burg, Jozi, and E’Goli, the “city of gold,” is the economic and industrial conurbation of South Africa. Erected on an ironic antiquity of gold mining, the city is speedily growing from a crime tainted expedition halt to a vivacious center for arts and culture. Pioneering modern galleries and the novel Maboneng Zone, with its jazzy eateries, coffee bars, and art workshops, Johannesburg currently ranks among the top tourist fascinations along with the touching Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill.

Understand the geography of Johannesburg

Johannesburg natural features are comprised up of varied topographical structures. Mountainous ranges on the northern and western sides border Johannesburg, situated in the Gauteng province of South Africa. Various municipalities and cities incorporate Johannesburg. Hillbrow and Yeoville are positioned towards the western area of the urban. Orange Grove is in the north while Kenilworth, Turffontein, and Rosettenville, rims the southern region of the city. Kensington, Malvern, and Alberton are towards the east.

What to see in Johannesburg

  • 1The Apartheid Museum
  • 2Constitution Hill
  • 3Gold Reef City
  • 4Soweto & the Mandela Museum
  • 5The Maboneng Precinct
  • 6The Lindfield Victorian House Museum
  • 7South African National Museum of Military History
  • 8Wits Art Museum
  • 9Market Theatre
  • 10Johannesburg Art Gallery

What to do in Johannesburg

  • 1Lion Park
  • 2The Cradle of Humankind
  • 3Pretoria
  • 4Hike the Table Mountain Highway off the Beaten Path
  • 5A Tasting Tour of the Cape Winelands
  • 6Cradle of Humankind
  • 7The Magaliesberg

Relish the food and wine of Johannesburg

Though Jo’ burg does not claim a cuisine exclusive to the town but can enjoy a multiplicity of world cuisines. French, Italian and Portuguese eateries are predominantly prevalent. Jo’burg bistros are not recognized for their amenity, but complaining can help matters somewhat. Steakhouse chains based on American style are also widespread haunts with residents. Vegetarians may have to face difficulty finding suitable taste and variety in their dining.Owing to its extended history of mining and the culture allied with it, drinking has always played a chief portion in Johannesburg's community life. Bars have a tendency to be male-dominated and regulars-only formations, but stuff is altering in zones like Yeoville, where a fresh arrival of bourgeois blacks has assisted to brand peaceful racial socializing possible.

Nightlife of Johannesburg

Johannesburg’s nightlife is legendary, and folks are party lovers, where they opt to enjoy into the wee hours of the morning. Hillbrow and Yeoville are the zones of eclectic clubbing and to experience an intoxicating mix of disco, soul, hip-hop, mbaqanga, kwaito and Zairean soukous awaits you. The country’s contemporary music/jazz scene and concerts are generally held at the Standard Bank Arena in Ellis Park or the FNB Stadium mid-way to Soweto and Newtown. While kwaito and kwela bands flourish in Hillbrow and Yeoville.

Shopping in Johannesburg

Johannesburg has a gem house of both customary and modern retail along with numerous flea markets like Art Africa in the northern suburb of Parkview that has innovative and ingeniously crafted recycled material. The Diagonal Street, CBD, is apparently the finest place in South Africa to purchase Sotho blankets and Umuthi medicine, and herbal cures. Market Africa in Newtown is the metropolis's bubbliest flea market and is adjacent to the Market Theatre. Johanna also perhaps has the largest number of malls and music sprees in the country.

Best time to visit

The finest time to tour Johannesburg is May through August when there is plentiful sunshine during winter. Afternoon rainstorms are normal in the summer. Though the winter is the brightest time of year, it can get icy at night.

Transportation

Johannesburg on foot can be insecure, even at day time in narrow streets or pedestrian sideways like around the Market. Hence, it is advised to opt for the car and public transport available. The Gautrain is a speed train and is a safe way to jump fast between the airport, Malboro, Midrand, Rosebank, Pretoria, and Centurion. There are buses and minicabs on the streets too, but with no designated stops and therefore unsafe.

The climate is usually observed as brilliant as temperatures touch the mid-30s Celsius (95°F) in the summer months from Dec-Feb with little to no wind and with occasional, remarkable afternoon thunderstorms. Temperatures in winter can drop into single digits but snowfall is very unusual.

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