Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.
Carlton CentreGreat viewsAt a height of 223 m, the Carlton Centre is the third highest building in South Africa. On the top floor – the 50th – is the lookout platform «The Top of Africa», which offers breathtaking views of Johannesburg. The platform is almost 2000 m above sea level. On the lower floors are a shopping centre with over 180 shops and an ice-skating rink.150 Commissioner Street
+27 11 331 9879
City SightseeingHop-on, hop-offThe city sightseeing tour with the hop-on, hop-off bus is one of the easiest and comfiest ways of exploring Joburg. The bus give visitors with the chance to learn more about African culture and history over the space of two hours, while admiring the city's major sights. It's worth getting off at the Carlton Centre and going up to the "Roof of Africa" – the city's highest viewing platform.
Kruger National ParkOn safariThe Kruger National Park is one of the best known national parks in the world, and the biggest game reserve in South Africa. It covers an area of around 20,000 km². For many travellers, a visit to the Kruger National Park is an important part of a visit to South Africa. The park is home to the «Big Five» – elephant, buffalo, lion, rhinoceros and leopard – as well as 147 mammalian species, around 500 bird species, 114 reptile species, almost 50 fish species, and 34 amphibians. Your best option is to book a domestic flight from Johannesburg to the Kruger National Park. There are numerous companies offering safaris.
Maboneng Precinct districtCulture and lifestyle centreJoburg's artistic, hipster gem is located in the city centre, a stone's throw away from the Park Transit Hub. This district is brimming with culture and the tangible joie de vivre of the young Johannesburg generation. The mixture of trendy bars and restaurants, arts and crafts and clothes stores attracts a crowd to the Maboneng district, especially on Sundays.286 Fox Street
+27 72 880 9583
African Craft MarketMarket for local arts and craftsThe two floors of this crowded market are a treasure trove for lovers of local arts and crafts. Jewellery, furniture, clothing, fabrics and much more are sold on countless stands by vendors from all over Africa here, on the edge of the Rosebank Mall. And don’t forget: a spot of haggling is all part of the fun.Rosebank Mall, Cradock Avenue
44 StanleyWine and fashionThere are several lovely shops in this charming part of Melville. In addition to the award-winning Black Label fashion label there is now also a wine shop, a jeweller’s, a glass art shop and a fitness studio. Wine lovers appreciate the fact that the wine shop allows its wines to be tasted (for a small fee).44 Stanley Avenue
Sandton CityShop till you dropIf you’re ready for some serious shopping, this mall is the place for you. From Louis Vuitton and Apple to local brands, there’s something for all tastes on the six floors of Sandton City. It’s one of the biggest shopping temples in Africa. And if you’re in need of a spot of refreshment, you can enjoy an excellent coffee, French croissant or a slice of the local milk tart in the café. Everything under one roof!West and Maude Streets
+27 11 217 6000
Hector-Pieterson-MuseumHistory of the uprising in SowetoThe Hector Peterson Museum is in Soweto, the suburb of Johannesburg, only two blocks away from where Hector Pieterson was shot. The museum is named after him and 565 other victims of 1976. It explains the events that led to the uprising in Soweto. When it opened in 2002, it was the first museum in the hitherto highly ghetto-ised Soweto.8287 Khumalo
Johannesburg Orlando West
+27 11 536 2253
GalleriesAfrican artJohannesburg is the dynamic centre for contemporary South African and African art. It’s where threads from all over the continent converge, and sometimes there are five private views in one day. If you’re interested in art, be sure not to miss this variety. Some of the most interesting galleries are the Goodman Gallery, Afronova and Brodie/Stevenson.Goodman Gallery
163 Jan Smuts Avenue
+27 11 788 1113
Apartheid MuseumSouth Africa’s historyThis is where apartheid in South Africa is documented – from the beginning, as it arose from 1948 and throughout its development until the end of 1994. It also provides an insight into the subsequent reconditioning. It is the only museum that is so completely and extensively dedicated to apartheid.Northern Park Way
Johannesburg South 2091
+27 11 309 4700