Johannesburg: Best Things to Do

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Welcome to Africa! Experience what South Africa has to offer with visiting Johannesburg

When you here, don't forget to pronounce Johannesburg as Jozi or Joburg just like the locals do

Popular destinations in Johannesburg are Mandela's House and Johannesburg Zoo

For food lovers, 86 Public and Ristorante La Trinita is the best choice

Stay in The Capital on Bath or Premiere Classe Hotel with good price and facilities to stay in

Don't forget to take a photo in Gold Reef City, Orlando Towers and Cradle of Humankind



Johannesburg Botanical Gardens is the one-stop destination that you must visit. In this place, you can see the beautiful nature and suitable for you that brings your child. This botanical garden offers a trampoline area, a walking pathway for prams and trikes.

Johannesburg Botanical Gardens

This 125-hectare park features various gardens, plus picnicking, a fountain & a restaurant

Address : Olifants Rd, Emmarentia, Johannesburg, 2195, South Africa


Johannesburg Zoo is a famous zoo in this city. This zoo has an area of ​​55 hectares. In this place, you can find many typical animals from Africa. If you bring your child it is a good place for your destination.

Johannesburg Zoo

55-hectare zoo housing many rare African species & a successful white lion breeding program

Address : Jan Smuts Ave, Parkview, Randburg, 2122, South Africa


Neighbourgoods Market is the place that good to spend your weekend. It is because you can find many sellers that sell traditional cuisine, cocktails, snack, and local beers. Market On Main - Food and Design Market is the famous market in this town. In this market, you can find many authentic things and food.

Neighbourgoods Market

Bustling outdoor market, open Saturdays, with a wide range of international eats, cocktails & more

Address : 73 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa

Market On Main - Food and Design Market

Lively Sunday market with vendors for casual global eats & locally made fashions & design objects

Address : 264 Fox St, Maboneng, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa


Melktert is the authentic food from this city. This food like a milk tart that sprinkled with cinnamon powder. Local people love to drink coffee or tea. Then, this city typical coffee from South Africa itself.


Don't be surprised to find people from all around the world here. Johannesburg is famous for being a polyglot nation. Here, they acknowledged 11 languages including English as its own official languages. Because of that, this city is a melting pot of cultures everywhere from Europe, Asia, and especially from mainland Africa.


March to May and September through November are the best time to visit Johannesburg. It is because the lowest season is in that month. The weather is in good temperatures and usually relatively warm and dry.


The Capital on Bath is the best hotel budget in Johannesburg. Around this hotel, you can find some tourism places and restaurants. Premiere Classe Hotel Apartments is the recommended hotel. This hotel near many tourist attractions and located in the middle of this city.

The Capital on Bath


Address : 72 Bath Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa

Premiere Classe Hotel Apartments


Address : 62 Corlett Dr, Melrose North, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa


86 Public is a popular restaurant in this town. This restaurant offers some pizza and chicken wings as recommended food. Ristorante La Trinita is authentic Italian food. This restaurant is really famous for pizza.

86 Public

Cosy · Casual · Groups

Address : Juta St, Johannesburg, 2017, South Africa

Ristorante La Trinita

Cozy · Casual · Good for kids

Address : G1A, Kyalami Downs Shopping Centre, Kyalami Boulevard & Main Rd, Kyalami Park, Midrand, 1684, South Africa


AfricaBlack Roastery & Espresso Bar is a famous coffee shop in this city. This cafe also offers breakfast, lunch and snacks menu. Salvation Cafe is one of the popular cafes in this town. This cafe has a beautiful decoration style.

AfricaBlack Roastery & Espresso Bar

Cozy · Casual · Groups

Address : Northlands Corner Shopping Centre, Corner Of Witkoppen & New Market Road, NewMarket Rd, Northriding, Randburg, 2126, South Africa

Salvation Cafe

Breakfasts, gourmet sandwiches, juices and simple global and international mains in a smart cafe

Breakfast · Outdoor seating · Cosy

Address : 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa


Kitchener's Carvery Bar is the bar that has a retro atmosphere. Enjoy music jazz is become a character from this bar. Harem is a bar that has a modern and trendy concept. Then, they open just on Thursday - Saturday: 10 pm - 4 am.


Great cocktails · Cosy · Casual

Address : 160 Jan Smuts Ave (cnr, 7th Ave, Rosebank, 2193, South Africa

Kitchener's Carvery Bar

Hip, old-timey pub in a 1906 building with burgers & beer by day plus late-night DJs & dancing

Great cocktails · Cosy · Casual

Address : 71 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa


Apartheid Museum is a popular museum in this town. This museum offers some African history and describing apartheid. Museum Hector Pieterson is a lot of memorials about Johannesburg. The classic and comfort vibes make you love to visit here.

Apartheid Museum

Museum chronicling the story of 20th-century South Africa & the now-defunct apartheid system

Address : Northern Park Way and Gold Reef Rd, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa

Museum Hector Pieterson

Museum chronicling the 1976 Soweto student uprising & named for its first victim, a 12-year-old boy

Address : 8287 Khumalo Rd, Orlando West, Johannesburg, 1804, South Africa


Soweto Towers is the landmark of this city. This building is a massive tower in this country. Here, you can find bungee jumping that really awesome. Gold Reef City is an amusement park. In this park, you can find many attractive entertainments.

Soweto Towers

Bungee-jumping offered from a platform suspended between 2 towers at a former power station

Address : Chris Hani Rd, Klipspruit 318-Iq, Johannesburg, 1809, South Africa

Gold Reef City

More than 30 roller coasters & thrill rides, an interactive history of gold mining & a 4D theater

Play area · Good for kids

Address : Northern Pkwy & Data Cres, Johannesburg, 2159, South Africa