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Amazing budget-friendly things to do in Johannesburg

Jozi’s got it all – the energy, the friendliest people, the freshest ideas and the high-octane lifestyle and unique character which attracts people from all over the world. Here’s our top budget-friendly things to do in the City of Gold.

Visit the Constitution Hill

Nowhere can the story of South Africa’s turbulent past and its extraordinary transition to democracy be told as it is at Constitution Hill. Constitution Hill is a national heritage site situated in the Johannesburg CBD and is home to the Constitutional Court of South Africa– the highest court in the country on constitutional matters. Apart from its engaging and gripping exhibitions, Constitution Hill is also open to the public for guided tours and has become an important platform for Heritage, Education, and Tourism related programmes.

Visit the Orlando Towers

This is the site of the world’s first bungee jump between two cooling towers. A variety of adrenaline junkie activities are available with the most affordable being the 25-metre rock climbing course and the group paintball available at the bottom of the western cooling tower. If you’re keen to spend a bit more and you’re feeling up to the challenge, the bungee jump is definitely for you.

Grab a drink at The Living Room

This awesome rooftop venue in Maboneng overlooks the gorgeous city skyline and feels like you’re sitting in a nursery – hence its name, The Living Room. Eat tapas surrounded by an abundance of plants and sip on cocktails as the sun goes down.

Hop on a Red Bus Tour

The most cheerful way to discover Johannesburg is on the roof of a shiny red city sightseeing bus.  Hop on, hop off the red bus and choose how you spend your time. The City Sightseeing tour comes with audio commentary available in 15 languages. This tour is a great way to get the best views and vibes of the City of Gold. You should definitely add it to your list of fun things to do in Johannesburg itinerary.

Connect with creators at the LoCrate Market in Soweto

The LoCrate Market in Soweto boasts everything from food trucks and live music to craft beer and bike tours. Designed as space for creatives to showcase their products and engage with other like-minded individuals, the market is a hub for collaborations with new up-and-coming creatives and connect with innovative thinkers. On top of this, it’s a great place to treat yourself to something tasty – whether it’s food, new trendy fashion to bolster your wardrobe or a cheeky drink in the summer sun – without spending too much.

Lion & Safari Park Day Trip

At the Lion & Safari Park, you can get up-close with some of Africa’s famous wildlife less than an hour’s drive north from downtown Johannesburg. Animal interactions are the highlight here. You can cuddle a lion cub, take the Cheetah Walk, and hand feed giraffes. Self-guided tours are permitted, but you can also join a guided game drive in the park’s vehicles to see lions, cheetahs, zebras, ostriches, wild dogs, hyenas, and various species of antelope. Make sure you adhere to all safety regulations and keep your windows up when driving through the park.

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