Johannesburg Places of Interest

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Ellis Park Stadium

Although the Ellis Park Stadium was already a regular host of major sports matches (having first been constructed in 1928), it underwent a major renovation to accommodate the millions of international players ...

Emmarentia Dam

Reputed to be the best dog walk in Johannesburg, Emmarentia Dam lies next to the Botanic Garden in Emmarentia, north Johannesburg. Tranquil lawns in which families can meet and play, walkways peppered with ...

FNB Stadium (Soccer City)

Soccer City goes by various other names, the best known of which are the FNB Stadium and The Calabash (after its iconic shape). This stadium, situated in Nasrec, near Johannesburg’s Soweto Township, hosted the ...

Gandhi Square

Gandhi Square is both a popular tourist attraction and a busy urban hub of commercial and retail activity. It is situated in the heart of the Central Business District of Johannesburg, and is about 25 minutes ...

Gautrain

The Gautrain is an 80 kilometre mass rapid transit railway system, which is a long-winded way of saying that Johannesburg constructed a (really) fast train that cuts out all of the traffic to and from the ...

Gold Reef City

At Gold Reef City you will find experiences that you would not find anywhere else - it's a combination of fun, fantasy, historical fact all in a safe environment with great parking facilities. The casino at ...

Hector Pieterson Museum

The Hector Pieterson Memorial and museum opened in Soweto in 2002, not far from the spot where 12 year-old Hector was shot on the 16 June 1976 during the Soweto uprising that today is a symbol of resistance to ...

James Hall Museum of Transport

Based in Rosettenville Johannesburg, opposite the Rand Stadium, the James Hall Museum of Transport is an incredible collection of over 400 years’ worth of various modes of land transport that range from steam ...

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Works by Rodin, Dante, Gabriel Rossetti, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas and Henry Moore grace the walls of the Johannesburg Art Gallery on the corner of Klein and King George ...

Johannesburg Botanic Garden

Set on the western shores of the picturesque Emmarentia Dam, Johannesburg Botanic Garden is one of the city’s parks - a green space in the middle of Jo'burgs northern suburbs about 6 kilometres from the city ...

Johannesburg Planetarium

Situated in the grounds of the University of the Witwatersrand (entrance in Yale Road, alongside the M1). Seating for over 400 persons. Educational and entertaining programmes on different aspects of astronomy ...

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

The JSE Limited, more commonly known as the JSE (after its former name, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange), is an important global market in which securities can be traded freely and within a safe, regulated ...

Johannesburg Zoo

Situated on Jan Smuts Avenue in Parkview, the Johannesburg Zoo is one of the city’s most popular haunts. The huge 54 hectare green lung is the place where the two tributaries of the Braamfontein Spruit meet, ...

Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve

There are several destinations to which Jo’burgers can travel to get away for a weekend retreat. But there are fewer available to explore for a morning’s weekend walk, or an afternoon biology lesson with the ...

Kliptown Open Air Museum

Standing in Freedom Square in Soweto, the Kliptown Open Air Museum, dedicated to Walter Sisulu, tells the story of the drafting of the Freedom Charter. And it does so via photographs, art, song, news clipping ...

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