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5 Things you have to do in Johannesburg

Are you one of those people who still think Johannesburg is only about money and work? Let’s hope this blog post will change your mind. Johannesburg adventures are scattered all over the City of Gold. We know trying to decide what to do in this vibrant city can be overwhelming, so here’s a list of the best things to do and see in Johannesburg that will guarantee you a fun-filled trip

Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City is an amusement park located on a gold mine that was closed in 1971. There’s a variety of fun rides, and visitors also get the opportunity to learn about real life mining disasters. Make sure you take a ride on the giant wheel, which provides a stunning view of Johannesburg’s suburbs and Soccer City. When you’re done having fun at the theme park, you can test out your luck at the casino afterwards

Vilakazi Street

Vilakazi Street is perhaps the most famous street in in all Johannesburg. The street claims a rather unique distinction, being the only street in the world to have once had as residents two Nobel Prize winners; Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Because of Vilakazi street’s popularity, it includes a couple of well-known restaurants that serve local cuisine to tourists. Vilakazi Street is also home to interactive public artworks and a variety of curio stalls

Visit the Lion Park

The wildlife conservation known as Lion Park is dedicated to the protection of Transvaal lions and is spread over 500 acres of land in the Gauteng province. More than 80 lions live in the park (including some rare white lions), along with many other carnivores; and you can also get tremendously close to the animals. The Lion Park offers may activities such as self-drive tours, cheetah walk, and guided tours. An outing like this is perfect for the entire family

The Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum is very popular among visitors who are eager to learn about the history of the Johannesburg and South Africa as a whole. It is a non-profit museum that relies on donations, contributions and sponsorship to keep functioning and growing. The Apartheid Museum is the first of its kind and documents the rise and fall of the apartheid system. You’ll be able to learn through film footage, photographs, and a variety of artifacts that bear witness to the events and human stories that were part of the apartheid

Maboneng Precint

A once-neglected corner of Johannesburg’s eastern industrial heartland, Maboneng has been part of an inside-out transformation that started in 2009. Maboneng has been converted from rundown industrial warehouses and factories to a happening lifestyle playground that now stretches across several city blocks, characterised by exciting street art, hip cafés, restaurants, galleries and vibrant street life. From modernized apartment complexes, to boutiques and art galleries, Maboneng attracts a dynamic vibey crowd, especially on weekends

Next time make your way to the city of gold, make sure you check one of these places to make sure your trip to Johannesburg is glorious one you never forget. Trust us on this one!

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