Johannesburg is no stranger to accolades. In 2015, the city took first place in Rough Guides’ ‘Best Cities to Visit’ and recently the destination snapped up a GQ award for being the new cool capital of the southern hemisphere.
This month, YouthfulCities announced their top cities for the younger generation. Of the 55 cities participating, Johannesburg is the first on the African continent to make the list (coming in at 35th) and with many currencies on an all time high in comparison to the depreciating Rand, it’s another reason to go now.
On what to see and do in the city? Why not hang out in the funky Maboneng District – it’s where you’ll find Joburg’s hip crowd. A great place for foodies and creatives, the best time to visit is Sundays when artisans from all over Johannesburg sell and exhibit their crafts at the market.
How to Explore, Experience & Enjoy Joburg in 72 hours!
Origins Centre :
A museum in Africa for the people of the world – offering visitors a unique experience of Africa’s rich complex and mysterious past.
Gold Reef City:
Experience Africa’s greatest entertainment Theme Park created around an authentic 19th Century Gold mine at Gold Reef Theme Park.
The Joburg Zoo is one of the most popular local and tourist attractions situated in the leafy northern suburbs of Johannesburg. Founded in 1904 and covering 81 hectares , Joburg Zoo houses over 320 species, totaling about 2000 animals; it is open to the public 365 days a year.
The SAB World of Beer:
The SAB World of Beer ranks as one of South Africa’s top two tourist experiences, offering nearly 50 000 visitors a year a uniquely memorable encounter with the magic of beer and brewing.
Located in Fourways, north of Johannesburg , Montecasino is known for being Gauteng’s number one entertainment destination.
The first of its kind, this museum illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid. It is a beacon of hope, showing the world how South Africans are coming to terms with their oppressive past and working towards a future that they can all call their own.