Johannesburg, often called Jo’burg or Jozi, is a vibrant city that infuses history and culture to give you a unique travel experience. It is also the biggest city in South Africa, and was once home to people like Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.
It’s also becoming one of the top tourist destinations in South Africa, and this is most evident from the growing number flights to Johannesburg from all major cities in the world. While in Johannesburg, here are some things you can see and do.
South Africa is most remembered for its apartheid practices, and you can find all you need to know about this era right in the Apartheid Museum. The many videos, text, films, and pictures depict the rise and fall of South Africa’s era of segregation and oppression.
One of the most inspiring and must-see places in Johannesburg is the Constitution Hill. It gives you a glimpse into South Africa’s struggle, history, and its evolution as one of the most modern states in Africa. It also encompasses the Old Prison where people like Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were once imprisoned.
Wits Art Museum
If you love arts, then a trip to Johannesburg is never complete without a visit to the famous Wits Art Museum. With more than 10,000 and an extensive list of events and programs, this leading museum for arts in Africa is sure to mesmerize you.
Carlton Centre has been the largest building in Africa for more than 40 years. The basement has a bustling shopping mall where you can find a range of different items. The observation deck at the top offers a panoramic view of Johannesburg’s skyline.
SAB World of Beer
Love beer? Visit the SAB World of Beer to learn about the history of beer in South Africa. You can also taste the famous Chibuku in a mock African village or a half-pint at a recreated Victoria pub, both of which are located within this place.
We hope these places inspire you to visit this bustling city, that is sure to offer you an experience like none other.
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This post was written in association with Etihad.