The Origins Centre is a world-class museum that provides insight into the intriguing origins of humankind and human development. If you are fascinated by the theory of evolution, then this centre at the University of the Witwatersrand, is a must-visit destination when you come to Johannesburg.
Situated in Milner Park on the Wits University campus in Braamfontein, the Johannesburg Planetarium serves as an academic and educational centre for scholars, researchers and academics who study astronomy. Book a show now.
Maboneng, a Sotho word meaning “place of light”, is a fitting name for a district that has fast become a centre of creative energy for Johannesburg’s urban artists.
Cradle of Humankind
Maropeng is the official Visitor Centre of the Cradle of Humankind, one of South Africa’s eight World Heritage Sites and one of the major tourist attractions in South Africa.
Constitution Hill, located on the ridge between two city neighbourhoods Hillbrow and Braamfontein, represents South Africa’s dark past and its bright post-apartheid future.
The Apartheid Museum illustrates what life was like for South Africans under the apartheid system through dramatic photographs, videos, press clips, personal artefacts and moving anecdotes.
Melville Koppies Nature Reserve is a World Heritage Site of major historical significance, given that people have lived here since the Stone Age, and the ridges are estimated to be 2.9 billion years old.
A shipping container shopping development in Melville, has transformed a disused park into 80 or so boutique stores and restaurant and kiosk spaces geared towards local design and production.
Situated on Jan Smuts Avenue in Parkview, the Johannesburg Zoo, home to approximately 2070 animals and 365 different species, is one of the city’s most popular haunts.
The botanical gardens provide a beautiful green space and recreational area for Joburgers and visitors, boasting seven distinct gardens, A popular weekend picnicking site, the park is also one of the best places to visit in Johannesburg to walk your dog, jog or ride a bike.
City Sightseeing's red hop-on, hop-off buses have become a familiar sight on Johannesburg's roads. They're certainly one of the best ways to explore Joburg – whether you're a local or not familiar with the city at all.
Gold Reef City
Gold Reef City is an entertainment complex that comprises a theme park, casino, hotel and entertainment centre. History, adventure and entertainment all come together at the complex, which is situated on the edge of one of the city’s oldest gold mines.
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