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1. The Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum
4.5 /5

5 km
from city center
1 out of 8
places to visit in Johannesburg

Close to the city centre, the Apartheid museum is established in the southern pat of Johannesburg. Brilliantly illustrating the cruelty and the day-to-day injustice by the white minority rule is rightly detailed in this building.

2. Constitution Hill

Constitution Hill
4.3 /5

2 km
from city center
2 out of 8
places to visit in Johannesburg

Located in the northern Johannesburg, Constitution hill aptly describes South Africa's transformation to democracy. The sight is an abode to Constitution court, Women's prison, Old æFort and Number Four prison, which are prime attractions for all the tourists.

3. Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City
4.2 /5

5 km
from city center
3 out of 8
places to visit in Johannesburg

Essentially built on an ancient gold mine, the Gold Reef city is just about eight kilometres away from the main downtown. The series of several golden exhibits is truly awe-inspiring for every visitor.

4. Soweto and the Mandela Museum

Soweto and the Mandela Museum
3.8 /5

14 km
from city center
4 out of 8
places to visit in Johannesburg

Southwestern Townships or simply Soweto, displays a different side of Johannesburg. It gives an opportunity to explore what life is like in South Africa city suburbs.

5. Lion Park

Lion Park
3.8 /5

26 km
from city center
5 out of 8
places to visit in Johannesburg

Lion Park, a two kilometre long wildlife sanctuary and is the most attractive spot for animal lovers. It provides a great opportunity for tourists to learn about the wonderful African animals.

6. South African National Museum of Military History

South African National Museum of Military History
3.7 /5

5 km
from city center
6 out of 8
places to visit in Johannesburg

The massive museum contains every minute detail of the South African military history. Tourists come and get informed about the military conflicts and complications which existed a few decades back.

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7. Market Theatre

Market Theatre
3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
7 out of 8
places to visit in Johannesburg

The Market Theatre is housed in converted Market Building and has a great significance in Joburg's culture, attracting several tourists to come and visit this beautiful place.

8. The Maboneng Precinct

The Maboneng Precinct
3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 8
places to visit in Johannesburg

Maboneng, which means 'place of light' is filled with vibrancy, enthusiasm and energy. Travellers come here to wander around and to explore the true spirit of the city.æ

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How can I commute within Johannesburg?

Intra city travel in Johannesburg can be a little difficult, as it is not very systematic. The available options include: Minibus taxis - Various hand signals signify the direction or the place where the minibus taxi would take you. Knowing these signs would very much come handy. Metered taxis - Not the ones you would find around the corner of a street. They have to be called up to book a ride. Metro - Cheapest of all and beneficial for the workers. Connects central Johannesburg to the main business districts. It connects Johannesburg, Pretoria, Sandton and The OR Tambo International Airport while stopping at various suburbs. All you need is a Gold Card to travel through the city's prestigious Gautrain. As you get off the station you will find Gautrain feeder buses for which you can pay using the Gold Card too. They are at intervals of 20 to 40 minutes and run between 6:00 AM to 7:30 PM. Prices differ based on travel time. Route maps for the buses can be found at every station. Uber - Like most major cities in the world, Uber is available here for safe and quick taxi service. City Sightseeing Bus - ¾This Hop-on Hop-off red bus takes a circular route around the city and conveniently shows off the city's beauty in a span of two hours with 11 stops. The first bus leaves the park station at 9:00 AM and the last one at 3:40 PM at intervals of 40 minutes on the weekdays and 30 minutes on the weekends. Tickets for adults costs ZAR 170 offline and ZAR 130 online. For ¾children between 5 and 15 it is ZAR 80. The city provides you with two more options: 1. Soweto - from the Gold Reef City stop there is an option to take up a two hour tour of Soweto. This bus is at an interval of an hour from 10:00 AM. 2.Maboneng - This shuttle takes you to a 1.5 hours of on-foot tour toward inner street ¾full of street art, galleries, shops, lovely cafes etc. This is available from Thursday to Saturday at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. On Sundays can be availed every 30 minutes from 10:00 AM to 1:3
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How much does a package cost for Johannesburg?

The packages for Johannesburg start at INR 62993 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Johannesburg?

The top sightseeing places in Johannesburg are The Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, Gold Reef City, Soweto and the Mandela Museum, Lion Park, South African National Museum of Military History.

What are the top hotels in Johannesburg?

There are 949 Hotels in Johannesburg which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Johannesburg are Hethersett Guest House, Blackheath Manor Guest House, Executive Suite in Woodmead East, Thornton Gap Guesthouse, Khathala, 58 On Hume. You can see all the hotels in Johannesburg here
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