Top 10: Urban experiences in Gauteng

Sandton View of Joburg Inner City from Gandhi Square  

1 Soweto, Gauteng

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). more

2 Sandton City, Johannesburg

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

3 Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg

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

4 Gold Reef City, Johannesburg

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. more

5 The Art Strip, Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg

The Art Strip on Jan Smuts Avenue gives visitors easy access to Johannesburg's contemporary art scene. The galleries are a group of modern art venues, exhibiting work in all disciplines by established and emerging artists. more

6 Rosebank African Market, Johannesburg

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. more

7 Constitution Hill, central Johannesburg

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! more

8 Newtown, Johannesburg

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

9 Melrose Arch, Johannesburg

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. more

10 Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg

The Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg is a pioneering example of how the development of an integrated, mixed-use community where people play, live and work, can define an urban way of life. more