3 Things to do in Johannesburg, South Africa


Here’s your must do list of things to do in Johannesburg from a born and bred Jozi girl.

Johannesburg, warmly referred to as Joburg or Jozi by its residents, isn’t a city on many traveler’s “must-visit” lists. For international travelers visiting South Africa, it rarely serves more than it’s gateway into the country. But, they’re missing out.

While it’s not as pretty and scenic as Cape Town (the Mother City of South Africa), Joburg has a special vibe and buzz about it.

Johannesburg is a true African city

One of the things that I love about Joburg is its diversity. Its diversity of people, culture, history, landscape, art, food, fashion, music, nightlife and what ever else you can imagine.  

There are so many different types of people living in and visiting Joburg. The city attracts business people, arty people, fashion folks, hipsters, entrepreneurs and a whole bunch of busy bodies. No matter what your style there will be a place in Joburg that will be your haven.

All it takes is a bit of exploring in the big city to find where your soul should be…the place where you will find people just like you. Or better yet, people completely different to your usual crowd.

Another thing that I love about Joburg is that in one city there are so many different things that you can do.

In one day you can enjoy a five star breakfast in a top class hotel, followed by a morning of adventure jumping off water towers or hiking up koppies (little hills), with a tasty lunch at a flea market vendor before shopping up a storm at the many shopping malls to look for the perfect outfit your night of partying in the city.

Yes, that is a very busy day and you have not even started seeing what Joburg has to offer. I have…

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