Observatory Places of Interest, Gauteng

Observatory is situated in Johannesburg, in Gauteng, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN Observatory

Observatory Golf Club

Observatory Golf Course is one of the less well known Johannesburg courses, but just as good as many of its more famous neighbors. A sophisticated watering system keeps the course green even in winter. Avenues ...

Attractions AROUND Observatory

Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum is the story of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. Beginning in 1948, the white elected National Party government initiated a process which turned over 20 million people into ...

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 ...

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 ...

Turffontein Race Course

In Johannesburg when you speak about ‘going to the races’ you’re usually referring to spending a day watching horses race at the Turffontein race track, one of the oldest horse racing venues in South Africa, ...

... and little further afield

Adler Museum of Medicine

Over 40 000 objects that illustrate the history of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy through the ages today make up the collection housed in the Adler Museum of medicine, funded by the Faculty of Health ...

Crown Mines Golf Club

South Africa is famous for its gold, and Crown Mines Golf Club is built in genuine mining country, just a few kilometres southeast of central Johannesburg. Less than 2 kilometres away from the course is Gold ...

Delta Park

Delta Park is a rather large green lung in northern Johannesburg that lies nestled in amongst the suburbs of Victory park, Blairgowrie and Craighall Park. Whilst always popular with residents and their dogs, ...

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 ...

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 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, ...

Melville Koppies

Melville Koppies Nature Reserve, known locally as Melville Koppies, isn't just a pretty green space really close to one of the trendiest suburbs, and the city centre, of Johannesburg, it is also a World ...

Soweto Overnight Tours

Visit this fascinating town, meet her people, learn about the history of Soweto from the people who experienced it, dine in her restaurants, visit a Shebeen (local Pub), take a guided tour and perhaps visit ...

Vilakazi Street

Just about every tour through Soweto stops at Vilakazi Street. There is reason enough. It is probably the most famous street in the huge Soweto township. Both Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond ...

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