The city of Johannesburg, more commonly known as Jozi, lies in the heart of Gauteng and includes the city’s vibrant central business district and a vast range of neighbourhoods. It ranks as having some of the best food and nightlife spots in the world.
Attractions in the vibrant city centre include Museum Africa, the Market Theatre and Bassline jazz club, all in the vibey revamped Newtown Cultural Precinct, which also features thriving arts and design centres.
Constitution Hill is the seat of South Africa’s revered Constitutional Court and also houses the Old Fort Prison Complex.
Jozi features some of the finest retail therapy opportunities under the African sun. The ever-expanding Sandton City is a great one-stop shopping venue, while prospective diners are spoilt for choice at the adjacent Nelson Mandela Square, after which they’re at liberty to take in a show at Theatre on the Square.
Meanwhile, Rosebank offers a more relaxed experience, where shoppers can browse through a range of African curios and relax in outdoor cafes … and that’s just for starters.
Johannesburg’s accommodation ranges from international and boutique hotels to a huge range of artistically unique guest houses and friendly B&Bs.
Tours to Soweto take in the Hector Pieterson Museum as well as a traditional meal at any number of restaurants catering for the tourist trade. There are also informative stops in the neighbourhoods where Nelson Mandela and other apartheid struggle heroes lived and worked. These are places where visitors can get a sense of Soweto’s special place in South African culture