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Best things to do in Johannesburg

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

History Museum
“MoAfrika Tours 082 5069641/072 7839787 One of the best full day and half day guided Johannesburg City tour providers. ”
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“Maboneng is a vibrant and buzzing part of town. It is no more than a 7 minute Uber ride into the heart of Maboneng... Food, markets, bars and salsa... It is a must visit in Joburg.”
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“Constitution Hill is a living museum that tells the story of South Africa’s journey to democracy. The site is a former prison and military fort that bears testament to South Africa’s turbulent past and, today, is home to the country’s Constitutional Court, which endorses the rights of all citizens. There is perhaps no other site of incarceration in South Africa that imprisoned the sheer number of world-renowned men and women as those held within the walls of Constitution Hill’s Old Fort, Women's Jail and Number Four. Nelson Mandela. Mahatma Gandhi. Joe Slovo. Albertina Sisulu. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Fatima Meer. They all served time here. But the precinct also confined tens of thousand”
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Theme Park
“Location: Northern Pkwy & Data Cres, Johannesburg The exhilarating Theme Park includes 16 thrill rides, 14 dedicated rides for the kiddies, Jump City Trampoline Park, the only authentic underground mine tour in Johannesburg and other great attractions. Gold Reef City's Casino is open 24 hours a day and boasts a magnificent entertainment atmosphere, highly trained staff and an abundance of gaming choices.”
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Flea Market
“On specific days there is a buzzing foodmarket with live music in Braamfontein”
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Shopping Mall
“A shopping mall in the heart of the financial district with restaurant and a variety of shops.”
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Shopping Mall
“Sandton City is the premium shopping mecca of Africa. It houses most of the major clothing and jewelry brand stores, food outlets, banking facilities and many specialty stores. ”
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Shopping Mall
“ At Hyde Park Corner, you'll enjoy sophisticated shopping and socialising in consummate style and great company. Boasting over 500 of the world's foremost international brands and 130 iconic speciality stores, Hyde Park Corner is not just packed with fashionably famous names, but enjoys an established reputation as Africa's centre of luxury. ”
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African Restaurant
“Walk around the "lake" and be impressed with how quick it took to navigate the entire circumference. No, I don't know why they called it Zoo Lake, I guess because Zoo Pond didn't sound right.You can hire a rowing boat and paddle around. The ducks will like you if you throw them some bread. They have an African style touristy restaurant here called Moyo's. I don't know why, but whenever foreigners come to SA, locals love to take them there. It's weird, but anyway, there you have it.”
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“This is not just a dam, but a huge park and botanical garden. Great place for walking, jogging, cycling or just smelling the roses.”
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Shopping Mall
“I hesitate to mention shopping malls but Rosebank is the best of the bunch. There's some nice places to grab a breakfast whilst you do some shopping. ”
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“The famous Nelson mandela statue, with lots of great restaurants and hotels. ”
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Athletics & Sports
“Large Park with a parkrun on a Saturday morning. As with all South African parks don't go alone.”
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Shopping Mall
“One of Joburg's largest and best malls, often very busy, wide range of shops and restaurants plus two cinemas”
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“Safe and large green space, ideal for small children and their parents to walk around, not too densely filled with enclosures”
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“Located 4,9km away from Seder Oaks, super regional shopping centre Cresta Shopping Centre is one of the largest malls in South Africa with some 260 stores anchored by Woolworths, Pick n Pay, Checkers, Game, Edgars, Ster-Kinekor and Mr Price Emporium. It also boasts noteworthy brands such as Zara, iStore, Lindt, Lush Cosmetics, Palladium Boots, Carrol Boyes, Le Creuset and South Africa's largest Dischem. ”
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