Comfortably situated on a Highveld, the city of Johannesburg has gone for a complete personality make over. And this transformation is not only limited to its look but mannerism as well. This 6 million-strong city is aggressively fighting its former image of crime infested zone to make itself one of the most coveted destinations for tourists. And tourists are excitedly hopping flights to Johannesburg take a glance of this dazzling destination.
And if you are worrying what to do in Johannesburg, walk through the city to know that there is a lot to do and explore while you are Jo’burg as the city is locally referred to.
With some of the most exciting opportunities for arts the city is often thronged by art lovers. The city remains abuzz with activities round the year. Wits Art Museum is one such place where a large collection of artworks is on display. Johannesburg Art Gallery and Origins Centre – The South African Museum of Rock Art are other attractions waiting for your arrival.
Drool inducing dining
This multicultural city with a large mass of immigrant population is able to treat you with a culinary experience like never before. Here you can gorge on delicacies from different region. In addition to the high end restaurants, the city has a rich culture of street foods.
If you are in Jo’burg and looking to enjoy, then there is no dearth options. There are several bars where you drink and dance guiltlessly. Kitchener’s Carvery Bar is one such place.
South Africans follow their beloved sports religiously and Johannesburg is no exception. Rugby, football and cricket are major passions of the country. The country also hosted World Cup in 2010. And Johannesburg was venue of final match.
A lesson into history
While in Johannesburg go to visit Apartheid Museum, that gives you an insight into the racial prejudice. Visit this destination even when you are not very kin to history.
Top of Africa
Want to catch the commanding view of Johannesburg and adjoining area, then head for Carlton Centres 50th floor The Top of Africa observation deck. This tower has dominated the skyscape of southern hemisphere for a fairly long period of time.
Marketing experience with a difference
Like many popular cities in the world, Johannesburg also has commendable flea markets where you can shop a large number of products and have a sneak peek in to the social and cultural life of the region. Rooftop Market, Mai Mai, Bryanston Organic & Natural Market, Market Theatre Flea Market and Bruma Flea Market are popular places to have this experience.
For wildlife enthusiasts
If you want to spot wildlife of the region without heading to far off Kruger National Park head for Johannesburg Zoo spread over an area of 54 hectare and has a collection of over 3,000 native animals.
With so much to offer within the confines of the city you will find no moments of boredom when your flights to Johannesburg from the London will touch down in the city.