Johannesburg has all the modern amenities of a large metropolitan region (population over 7 million), including fascinating cultural attractions, art galleries, museums, shopping, and restaurants. The city?s vibrancy is a reflection of the diversity of its people and its often turbulent history. South Africa has 11 official national languages and many cultures; visitors to Johannesburg can see influences of the African Zulu, Xhosa, Swazi, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda, Khoi and San, as well as Dutch Afrikaners, English, Indian, Portuguese, Malay and other immigrant cultures.
The city is located on the South African Highveld at an elevation of 1,753 metres (5,751 ft). The elevation results in a relatively moderate and pleasant climate year-round. August is late winter and there is plenty of sunshine and very low precipitation at this time of year. The average high temperature in August is 19 C (66 F) and the average low is 6 C (43 F).
Attractions in Johannesburg and surrounding areas