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Top 10

Urban experiences in Gauteng

1Soweto

This famous township is an absolute must-see. Spend time on the famous Vilakazi Street once home to Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu (two Nobel Peace Prize winners).

2Sandton City CBD

The upmarket suburb of Sandton is the mecca for business, entertainment, shopping, restaurants, wine-bars and so much more!

3Apartheid Museum

Step back into the past at this world-class museum that take you through the turbulent history of apartheid.

4Gold Reef City

Created around a 19th century gold mine – learn a bit more about why Johannesburg is known as the ‘City of Gold’ and enjoy the fun rides and non-stop entertainment.

5Mall Crawl

Some of the best shopping malls in Africa can be found in Johannesburg and Tshwane – how about Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square, Rosebank, Hyde Park, Menlyn… and that’s just for starters.

6Rosebank African Market

If you want something authentically African to take home, then visit this market with its fine selection of African goods from all over the continent.

7Constitution Hill

Visit the Old Fort Prison complex (known as Number Four) and gain insight into South Africa’s past. Both Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Ghandi were incarcerated here, riveting stuff!

8Newtown

Experience Newtown by night, and enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Jozi – pubs, bars, restaurants, jazz lounges, nightclubs are all on offer.

9Melrose Arch

European lifestyles, great South African weather! This mixed-use precinct offers up excellent restaurants and great shopping. Sip on cocktails at an outdoor café and watch the world go by.

10Hatfield

This is where its all happening in Tshwane, hang out at the fun restaurants and pubs that line the streets of Hatfield - it’s a fun place to be