Attractions in Johannesburg

With branches in Lanseria, Hartbeespoort and Muldersdrift, Ground Zero Adventures is close enough to Johannesburg and Pretoria to be conveniently accessible, yet is far enough away to feel like you…
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Immink Drive is just off of span class="pgls0">Soweto highway or if you’re not using your GPS then let your nose lead you to some of the b…
Looking for a different way to explore Soweto? Jump on a bike at Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers for a guided tour of the places, people and culture.
KOL Café based in Meadowlands Soweto is an upmarket eatery in the heart of Soweto. We don't just offer a delictable menu but we offer a vibe just as good …
Established in 2006 by Jeanette Schwegman, Clico Boutique Hotel is an upmarket accommodation option located just 900 metres from the Rosebank Gautrain Station. Clico Boutique Hotel is tailored for the discerning guest…
Sandton City is one of the biggest shopping malls in Johannesburg and one of the largest in Africa. Located in the centre of the Sandton central business district and just…
Located in the heart of Johannesburg’s trendy downtown district of Maboneng, this Argentine steakhouse is among the city’s most atmospheric, combining authentic Argentine cuisine with an artistic, vintage-chic aes…
A must-do activity for visitors and residents of Johannesburg alike, is a trip to the Johannesburg Zoo. The zoo opened in 1904 and has grown to house approximately 2 000 animals across 81ha.…
Al-Makka is a Pakistani restaurant in the heart of Fordsburg, an area known for its authentic cuisine from the Asian subcontinent and the Middle East and more than affordable prices.
An hour’s drive from Johannesburg, near the town of Heidelberg, lies one of the most idyllic games reserves in Gauteng, the 11 595-hectare Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve. The flora a…
In the 1980s when Standard Bank was preparing the foundations for its new headquarters in the Johannesburg city centre, builders uncovered the entrance to a long-forgotten mine stope that dates…
Welcome to Endaweni Sports Bar, the home of sports fanatics. It is located in Ndofaya, well known as Meadowlands. In this sports bar, match viewing is an event like no…
Combining a unique blend of art, history and comfort 12 Art Decades Hotel, located in the trendy Maboneng District in downtown Johannesburg offers boutique hotel accommodation plus access to plenty of…
Frequently voted Best Bakery in Johannesburg, the Fournos bakery brand has been so successful it now has a dozen branches across Gauteng. Come here to stock up on the most…
Liz at Lancaster is an award-winning, four-star guest house situated in peaceful Craighall Park, a historic suburb of Johannesburg that is just a short drive to the business and shopping…
One of the best ways to explore the buzzing Joburg city centre is on foot – with a free walking tour of some of the area's most fascinating sights.
Victoria Yards, an innovative architectural ecosystem in Johannesburg’s inner city, is a seamless blend of urban living, community upliftment, artisanal projects, skills incubation and retail opportunity.
Arts on Main in Johannesburg CBD is Maboneng Precinct’s pioneering development and the heart of this lively neighbourhood, converted from historic warehouses and industrial buildings into artist studios, galleries a…
Wandie's Place is a local restaurant in Dube, Soweto, operating out of what used to be a typical Soweto four-roomed house. During the 1980s the house was used as…
Situated in the vibrant Johannesburg suburb of Rosebank, the luxury Hyatt Regency Johannesburg gives visitors access to Rosebank’s many leisure attractions while its proximity to a Gautrain station means t…
Green Grass Design is all about loving what you do and doing what you love. Situated in Parkhurst, on 4th Avenue, this shop come design studio is full of creative…
Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments take comfort seriously. A favourite with business travelers the hotel is situated in Johannesburg’s historic mining district, where many of the country's major mining companies a…
Perfectly positioned among olive and lemon trees and art galleries in Johannesburg's fashionable Maboneng Precinct, Canteen offers hearty breakfasts, simple snacks and meals, and gourmet weekly specials.
ABSA gallery is located at the Johannesburg headquarters of one of South Africa’s major banks, ABSA, in the middle of the Johannesburg central business district. The bank also spearheads B…
Macit Tours & Travel is an owner-run tour and travel company in Johannesburg. The Macit Tours component specialises in organising guided and self-drive tours in Southern Africa, while sister company Macit…
The Kim Sacks Gallery is located in an adobe-style building in Parkwood’s “gallery strip” in Johannesburg. The building was built in 1997 by well-known Swiss clockmaker Cornelius Lehr, and Sacks says …
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Houghton, Johannesburg houses the very office where former South African president Nelson Mandela worked his last years in public service.
The aptly named KCC La Vie en Rose is an exclusive garden restaurant that will surely become a favoured dining destination. The “KCC” indicates that you will find it wit…
Maboneng’s Living Room is aptly named. A welcoming oasis of greenery set among the concrete and glass structures typical of any modern city, the venue has established itself as a…
Johannesburg was built on gold and sits on the edge of the world’s largest known gold deposits. Gold was first discovered near what is now Main Street in downtown J…
Nelson Mandela Square, which directly adjoins the Sandton City shopping mall, is one of the most popular shopping and dining destinations in Gauteng. At the centre of the square stands…
Constitution Hill represents South Africa’s dark past and its bright post-apartheid future. Johannesburg’s most notorious historic prisons (all of them now museums) sit side by side with the hom…
In the 1950s Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela worked from this building, which stands opposite the Magistrate's Court in downtown Johannesburg. The building housed the offices of Mandela & Tambo Attorneys,…
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.
Soweto Outdoor Adventures, situated next to the iconic Orlando Towers, offers tours of the country’s biggest township – with a difference.
Vilakazi Street is the Soweto street of the greats named after Dr Benedict Wallet Vilakazi, a distinguished writer and educator who wrote the first poetry book published in Zulu.
Zulu Nyala Country Manor is a spacious countryside hotel and conference venue located in leafy Chartwell, a quiet, green suburb that is a 15-minute drive north of the Montecasino complex…
Inspired by the First Thursdays Cape Town event, First Thursdays Johannesburg is a monthly celebration of the city’s art, fashion and food scenes in the neighbourhoods of Braamfontein, Rosebank a…
The corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and Jellicoe Avenue in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosebank is the start of Keyes Art Mile, one of the city’s newest art and d…
The Box Shop is a business incubator promoting up-and-coming Soweto-based clothing and design brands. It is located at the top of Soweto’s famous Vilakazi Street. The distinctive two-storey contemporary b…
Hangout Jozi (formerly Joziburg Lane) is a food hall, market, bar and events venue that forms part of the large One Eloff development in downtown Johannesburg. The massive One Eloff…
Located in the Sandton suburb of Morningside, an easy 10-minute drive from Sandton's main business district (there's also a complimentary shuttle service if you are without a car), the Faircity…
Officially opened in June 2016, Mall of Africa in Midrand is one of the largest shopping malls in Africa, with 130 000m2 of shopping space, 6 500 underground parking bays and more…
The Cosmopolitan is one of the most elegant heritage buildings in downtown Johannesburg. Built in 1899, the Cosmopolitan was opened as a hotel and bar in 1902 (following the end of the…
The SAB World of Beer is the definitive home of beer in South Africa, uncovering the history of this fascinating beverage through a fun, creative and informative tour.
Makotis (which means "bride" in isiZulu) is a fabric and clothing store in downtown Johannesburg that specialises in traditional fabrics and bespoke garments, particularly clothing worn for traditional weddings.
The Roving Bantu Kitchen in the Johannesburg suburb of Brixton is a versatile space that serves as a restaurant, meeting place and events venue. The venue opens for special events…
Time Anchor Distillery is Johannesburg's first craft gin and rum distillery. Located in a small warehouse on the edge of the trendy Maboneng, Time Anchor is a two-person operation run…
The new Warm & Glad restaurant is making a name for its rich and flavoursome ramen bowls. Every Thursday the restaurant hosts Ramen Night with a special…
This colourful, casual restaurant on Grant Avenue in Norwood, Johannesburg, serves authentic Mexican street food. Baha Taco is owned and run by Dave and Katrin Smale, who first became interested…
The Potato Sheds were first built in 1911 as a part of Johannesburg's original fruit and vegetable market in Newtown. Today these historical buildings house the fashionable local fashion and design…
As in many other cities around the world, 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 way…
Home-made ginger beer, freshly baked bread, moerkoffie and bredie are just some of the farm food delights at this cosy and authentic Afrikaans “plaaskombuis” or “farm kitchen”, which serves traditional Afrikaa…
If you’re a craft beer aficionado then a visit to this spectacular downtown craft brewery in Johannesburg’s 1 Fox Precinct is a must.
Satyagraha House is the former home of Mahatma Gandhi, who lived here from 1908 to 1909. It has been lovingly restored and functions as an unimposing and unpretentious museum and guest house,…
Hyde Park Corner is located on the corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and William Nicol Drive in the heart of one of northern Johannesburg’s most affluent suburbs, Hyde Park. O…
Museum Africa is Johannesburg’s social and cultural history museum. It is located in what was once the city’s fruit and vegetable market, a large and impressive heritage building tha…
Johannesburg and Gauteng traffic may not be quite as overwhelming as that of Mumbai or Cairo, but it’s still one of our worst thieves of time. Get your precious h…
Riversands Farm Village is 10ha of rolling countryside where stalls display handmade leather boots, delicious home-made food, hand-sewn dresses, tops and hats, beautifully crafted woodwork, bags, beads, baubles and…
The Big Mouth is a slick, upmarket sushi and seafood restaurant that looks out over Nelson Mandela Square in the heart of Sandton, one of Johannesburg’s major business districts. I…
The People’s Republic of Noodles (also known as PRON) is a colourful Chinese restaurant in the Johannesburg suburb of Linden, which serves authentic northern Chinese cuisine, in particular noodles.
This delicatessen and cafe in the charming Johannesburg suburb of Linden specialises in selling gourmet cheeses from across South Africa.
This local burger chain specialises in delicious made-to-order burgers that come with an amazing choice of toppings. On arrival, diners are handed a menu filled with options that you can…
This bright and spacious cafe is a popular neighbourhood hangout that positions itself as a "local community cafe". On sunny afternoons you’ll find that the street terrace is packed w…
Monaghan Farm is an expansive private housing estate located just 15 minutes drive from Lanseria International Airport on the northern fringes of Johannesburg.
Set up in 1997, GALA is a Johannesburg-based organisation that aims to archive and record the experiences of the LGBTI community in South Africa and a number of other African countries.…
The quaint suburb of Parkhurst is one of Johannesburg’s most popular residential areas, much loved for its friendly small town ambience, and particularly its lively high street 4th Avenue. C…
The popular Auto & General Theatre on the Square, located on Sandton’s Nelson Mandela Square, boasts a packed schedule of South African comedy and drama, as well as regular classical m…
In downtown Johannesburg often the coolest places to hang out are not immediately easy to find. The trendiest cafes and bars are often discreetly tucked away in a gentrified…
Johannesburg may not have a lake shore or a coastline, but right in the heart of the city centre you can still find a beach – albeit a man-made one p…
iJUMP is a massive trampolining arena in Roodepoort, north-western Johannesburg, consisting of some 1 000m2 of trampolines. At iJUMP you can bounce off the walls (literally), hop across giant trampolines,…
This trendy shopping emporium housed in Newtown’s historic Potato Sheds showcases dozens of the best local fashion, lifestyle, homeware, furniture and design brands. The Potato Sheds were first built i…
Two great South Africans, Albertina and Walter Sisulu, are immortalised in a clay sculpture by Marina Walsh, installed in 2009 on a small square on Diagonal Street in downtown Johannesburg. The 2.…
One of the most enterprising and unusual additions to Johannesburg’s growing public transport network are the distinctive fleets of tuks-tuks based in Sandton Central and Melville. These small t…
Troyeville Bedtime Story remains one of the most enduring pieces of modern public art in Johannesburg. It was installed in 2011 on a park corner by the side of the busy…
The Hyde Park Corner branch of South African bookstore chain Exclusive Books could possibly be one of the most exciting and unusual bookstores you’ll ever visit.
Launched in 2012 by local film-maker Steve Kwena Mokwena, this atmospheric little jazz cafe and art gallery is working hard to bring art and local jazz back to an area that 60…
South Africa’s first roaster of certified fair-trade coffee, Bean There was founded in Johannesburg in 2005 and has since grown to be one of the most popular coffee brands in t…
Get off the beaten track in Mayfair, a colourful Muslim community on the western fringes of downtown Johannesburg. This historical working-class neighbourhood is home to myriad communities from across East…
Artist and designer Yda Walt studied textile printing and dyeing at the London College of Furniture and for many years did freelance work for major international design houses. She now…
Paul Ballen (son of the famous photographer Roger Ballen) is Johannesburg's ice-cream King. He first started making ice-cream at home when he got an ice-cream maker for his 21st birthday.…
Formerly known as the Sophiatown Heritage & Culture Centre, The Mix is a community centre and museum dedicated to the memory of old Sophiatown, which until 1955 was a vibrant, multiracial neighbourhood…
Tucked away on a pretty suburban Jacaranda tree-lined street and yet also within walking distance of the Gautrain station and Rosebank’s many dining, shopping and entertainment attractions, The Winston H…
Part of the University of Johannesburg’s Arts and Culture Department, the UJ Art Centre opened in 2005 and encompasses the UJ Art Gallery and a 463-seat theatre, housed in an i…