WELCOME TO JOHANNESBURG!
Welcome to Johannesburg, the business capital of sub-saharan Africa and one of the most exciting cities on the African continent. A little over 130 years young, Johannesburg was founded in 1886 following the biggest gold rush that the world has ever seen and today the once dusty mining camp is the largest city in South Africa and the country’s economic hub. A melting pot of cultures from across the world, this is a truly pan-African city known for its vibrant street life, outstanding museums, rich contemporary art scene and huge green expanses of tree-filled suburbs and parks that have earned Johannesburg the honour of being one of the world’s “largest manmade forests”.
From some of South Africa’s best museums such as the Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, Liliesleaf and the Origins Centre to the UNESCO protected Cradle of Humankind and the historic streets of Soweto, not to mention the most beautiful parks and exciting contemporary art galleries, Johannesburg has more than its fair share of must-see attractions.
Here’s a look at just ten of essential Johannesburg experiences to add to your itinerary.