Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Things to do - general

 

Johannesburg is the economic heart of South Africa. As the largest and richest city in South Africa, Johannesburg lifestyle is a fast-paced and hectic one.

Johannesburg accommodation is characteristically large, stylish, five star hotels (often set on sprawling properties); these Johannesburg hotels offer visitors some seclusion and peace in an otherwise frenetic city.

Many Southern African tours & safaris pass through Johannesburg, and the city’s international airport offers flights directly into all South African attractions, from coastal towns to safari reserves.

Cities of gold & Shanty Towns

No-one could have imagined the repercussions when an unemployed miner found a stone bearing traces of gold here in 1886, an event that led to the discovery of the world’s richest natural treasure trove.

People flocked to Johannesburg, South Africa from all ends of the earth, and the open pastoral landscape changed almost overnight. Shantytowns sprang up and were rapidly transformed into modern concrete cities. Johannesburg became ‘The Gold Capital of the World’, and South Africa was catapulted into an economic boom.

Johannesburg Today

Today the shantytown remains, a vast and sprawling tin-roofed expanse that houses millions of extremely poor South African people. Astonishingly, the opulent and luxurious mansions of the rich are located less than a mile distant, behind high walls and razor wire. The obvious tension between rich and poor characterises Johannesburg, South Africa and finds expression in its very high crime rate.

Perceptions & Fact

Despite its sociological problems, which intimidate many people away from exploring Johannesburg, this major South African city is not to be written off as tourist destination.

For those interested in South Africa’s history and culture, Johannesburg offers fascinating museums. A thriving café culture and a thrumming nightlife exist in many of Johannesburg’s suburbs. Townships in Johannesburg, South Africa are also interesting to tour.

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D'Oreale Grande at Emperor's Palace

D'Oreale Grande at Emperor's Palace

Johannesburg
The D’Oreale Grande at Emperor’s Palace in Gauteng offers luxurious accommodation alongs More info
Melrose Arch

Melrose Arch

Johannesburg
Situated in the new upmarket Melrose Arch development in Johannesburg’s Northern Suburbs, Melr More info
Michelangelo

Michelangelo

Johannesburg
The Michelangelo is a luxurious urban hotel dedicated to style and sophistication. Set in Nelson Man More info
Outlook Lodge

Outlook Lodge

Johannesburg
Outlook Lodge is situated just outside South Africa’s ‘City of Gold’ – Johan More info
Protea Hotel Wanderers

Protea Hotel Wanderers

Johannesburg
The Protea Hotel Wanderers is situated in the grounds of the historic and world-renowned Wanderers C More info
Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton

Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton

Johannesburg
The Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton is situated in the upmarket suburb of Sandton in north Johannesburg, More info
Saxon

Saxon

Johannesburg
The Saxon has been voted the World’s Leading Boutique Hotel for the last 6 years, and it’ More info
The Peech Hotel

The Peech Hotel

Johannesburg
Situated centrally in Melrose, The Peech Hotel is a boutique hotel in Johannesburg, featuring contem More info
The Westcliff Hotel

The Westcliff Hotel

Johannesburg
Situated in one of Johannesburg’s most exclusive residential suburbs, The Westcliff Hotel has More info
Tintswalo at Waterfall

Tintswalo at Waterfall

Johannesburg
Tintswalo at Waterfall is located on an exclusive estate in Gauteng, South Africa. The hotel is posi More info
10 Day Safari Adventure

10 Day Safari Adventure

Johannesburg, Mozambique, Kruger National Park
Day 1: Kruger National Park We start our travel from Johannesburg to the world-renowned Kruger Natio More info
11 Day South Africa Tour

11 Day South Africa Tour

Western Cape, Johannesburg, Cape Winelands
Day 1: Cape Town Orientation Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met by your More info
5 Day Malaria Free Safari

5 Day Malaria Free Safari

Johannesburg, South Africa Safari
Day 1: Arrival Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you are met by a local Safari Travel Plus Representativ More info