Top Things To Do In The City Of Gold
Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city and capital of Gauteng province, began as a 19th-century gold-mining settlement. Its sprawling Soweto township was once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Mandela’s former residence is now the Mandela House museum. Other Soweto museums that recount the struggle to end segregation include the somber Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill, a former prison complex so please find a list of places to explore below.
The Apartheid Museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story.
The Apartheid Museum, the first of its kind, illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid.
An architectural consortium, comprising several leading architectural firms, conceptualised the design of the building on a seven-hectare stand. The museum is a superb example of design, space and landscape offering the international community a unique South African experience.
Constitution Hill is a living museum that tells the story of South Africa’s journey to democracy. The site is a former prison and military fort that bears testament to South Africa’s turbulent past and, today, is home to the country’s Constitutional Court, which endorses the rights of all citizens.
There is perhaps no other site of incarceration in South Africa that imprisoned the sheer number of world-renowned men and women as those held within the walls of Constitution Hill’s Old Fort, Women’s Jail and Number Four.
The Gold Reef City theme park in Johannesburg has some of South Africa’s fastest, biggest, most twisting and turning thrill rides. There is an abundance of adventures to be had at Gold Reef City!
Join the young at heart and test-drive any of the more than thirty thrilling rides at our theme park. Whether you want family friendly, kiddies rides or the biggest adrenalin rush, there is a ride for everyone at Gold Reef City.
Over ten years ago, looking toward the eastern fringe of the inner city of Johannesburg you would have found a dangerous and dirty warren of streets and neglected industrial buildings with little street life or local economy. It would have been difficult to imagine then, that in less than a decade, a new vibrant youthful neighbourhood called Maboneng would be rising out of the urban decay and redefining what contemporary city living in Johannesburg is all about.
The Lion Park, an established tourist destination, well loved by locals and foreigners alike, became a popular experience for all over the last 50 years. Having moved to the Cradle of Humankind in July 2016, this new must-see world class facility, called Lion and Safari Park, offers guests a memorable experience.
The new park offers a wealth of exciting activities such as animal interactions, guided game drives and self-drives. You are guaranteed to get super-close to some of Africa’s favourite animals whether you go on an informative guided tour or self-drive. Guests also have the opportunity to engage in the experience of hand feeding a selection of animals including giraffes, ostriches and various other antelope species that roam freely on the 600-hectare property and frequently visit the wetlands in front of ‘the Wetlands’ Bar and Restaurant.
A true expression of South Africa’s vibrancy and dynamism. Celebrating diversity through variety.
The renovated Rosebank Mall is a perfect host for world-class market, offering stunning views of the Johannesburg skyline and sunsets to compliment the pulsating African heartbeat of the traditional market experience. Every Sunday the open rooftop parking space transforms into a premier, world-class marketplace.
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