Top 15 Fun Things to do in Johannesburg
  Posted By : African Rondi /    2018-05-23 16:52:27 /   0

You’ve landed in Johannesburg but are not sure what there is to see? Here is a list of some great days out in the City of Gold.

City, Culture and History

Mainstreet Walks

Mainstreet Walks is a company offering unique inner city tours including Cycle Tours, Pub Crawls, Maboneng Precinct Tours and Picnic in the Sky.


Maropeng - Cradle of Humankind

Maropeng is known as the Cradle of Humankind, the oldest known human ancestors remains have been found here. This fascinating place has many exhibits and interesting history to entertain the whole family.

Sterkfontein Caves

The Sterkfontein Caves are world famous for their fossil finds and are situated within the Cradle of Humankind. Go on a guided tour through these ancient chambers and learn the history it has to offer.

Bioscope Independent Cinema

If you are looking for independent cinema look no further than the Bioscope in Johannesburg. The Bioscope is an important cultural space which aims to increase diversity in content, showcasing a variety of local and international films to new audiences.

The Market Theatre

Situated in Newtown, The Market Theatre showcases award winning performances from our diverse rainbow nation. Talented artists, dancers and actors can be seen on their stage. A night out here will not be a disappointment.


City Sightseeing Joburg Bus Red and Green

The Johannesburg Sightseeing City bus routes are an excellent way to see plenty of our city of gold. The hop on, hop off system is perfect if you prefer to linger at each destination. The different bus routes take you to various locations including Zoo Lake, The Military Museum, Constitution Hill, Carlton Centre, the James Hall Museum of Transport, Gold Reef City Theme Park, the Apartheid Museum, the SAB World of Beer and the Origins Center at Wits. For more information about the various routes see their website


First Thursdays

The first Thursday of every month Jozi comes alive with art. Johannesburg galleries are open and cultural events are happening late into the evening. There are no tours or guided walks but you can see the highlights here


Maboneng and Arts on Main

The Maboneng Precinct in Downtown Johannesburg is a transformed urban area filled with local African culture and art. Every Sunday they host Arts on Main where you can see cutting edge Jozi artists displaying their vibey spirits for the world to see. Delicious food is at every turn and the streets have little gems for those foodie delights.


Nightlife and Foodie

SAB World of Beer

A delight for every beer fan, SAB World of Beer is the perfect place for a day out. The tours available are fun and informative.  They touch on the African and European origins of beer and the brewing process with samples and tastings to go around.

Katy’s Palace

Every Wednesday night this palace is buzzing. Situated in the upmarket Sandton area, the eclectic décor and Sandton skyline coupled with to-die-for cocktails and hot music, this is the place to be for a night on the town.

The Orbit Jazz Bar

The Orbit is an institution, this small intimate jazz bar offers a great vibe and music to inspire. This live music venue and bistro allows the creative expression of African Jazz to thrive in our city.

The Radium Beerhall

The Radium Beer Hall is the oldest bar and grill in Johannesburg. The vintage posters and memorabilia give you a sense of historic ambiance and vibrant music. You can enjoy their menu while listening to local musicians.

Drum Café Newtown

The Drum Cafe offers interactive drumming circles for team building or just plain old fashioned fun. The rhythm and the energy is sure to get your senses awake. For a true African experience look no further.


Nature and Wilderness

Montecasino Bird Gardens

The Montecasino Bird Garden is a great day out for the family. There are all sorts of birds, reptiles and unusual animals from all over the world.


The Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve

You’ve come to Africa to see wildlife and this is the one of the best South Africa has to offer. The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve is situated 44 minutes drive from central Johannesburg. Big game you can view include lions, rhinos, buffalos, bison and hippopotamus.

These are just a few of the wonderful places Johannesburg and the surrounds has to offer. Check back regularly because we are always updating our list and finding new and unique places for you to see.



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