20 Most Exciting Places in Johannesburg

Johannesburg is a bustling hub in South Africa and Kenyans will discover so many unique attractions that make for a delightful holiday. You may not be able to take advantage of all of the 20 most exciting places in Johannesburg, but you are guaranteed to have a fun time trying.

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1. Adventure Golf

Adventure Golf

A family-friendly afternoon can be enjoyed at the Adventure Golf miniature golf course. There are four different venues in which one can spend a relaxing time golfing through various landscapes. Some of the challenging courses include caves, water courses and putting areas amongst other things. Visit: Adventure Golf

Location: Ruby Close, Sandton, 2068, South Africa

2. African Craft Market

African Craft Market  copyrighy African Craft Market of Rosebank

Authentic goods from Johannesburg and other African nations can be purchased at the African Craft Market. The craft market is located in the heart of the entertainment and restaurant district of Rosebank. The sound of drum beats gives one an excited beat in their heart and everything from tribal masks to wood carvings can be purchased. Visit: African Craft Market on Facebook

Location: Rosebank Mall, 50 Bath Avenue, Johannesburg

3. The Apartheid Museum


“Segregation is exactly where it belongs: in a museum” is the theme behind the Apartheid Museum. The Apartheid years helped shape an entire nation into a better place for their citizens. This extraordinarily powerful museum, opened in 2001, discloses the understanding of this historic process in South African History. Visit: Apartheid Museum

Location: Northern Park Way and Gold Reef Rd, Johannesburg

4. Bassline


Live music can be enjoyed at one of the most vibrant entertainment venues around. Bassline which has been opened for 20 years certainly shows no sign of closing. Partake in some of the best African bands and sounds. Whether African jazz, reggae, afro beat or kwaito the order of the evening, this major concert production house is a favourite amongst locals and visitors. Visit: Bassline

Location: 10 Henry Nxumalo St, Johannesburg

5. Bernberg Museum of Costumes

Bernberg Museum of Costumes

A true fashionista knows that everything old eventually becomes new again when it comes to clothes. See what the fashion of Johannesburg was like in yesteryear at Bernberg Museum of Costumes. This museum offers an account on how women’s clothing and accessories with everything from the Edwardian and Victorian eras to contemporary culture can be seen here.

Location: Duncombe Rd, Johannesburg

6. The Bioscope

The Bioscope

Cinema fans of all ages will be enthralled by The Bioscope. Back in the 1970s, this building served as an industrial factory and now offers independent cinema from around the world. South African classics throughout the years are also screen. The theatre is laid out in a retro movie theatre style and serves wine in lieu of soft drinks. Visit: The Bioscope

Location: 286 Fox Street, Johannesburg

7. Gold Reef City

Gold Reef

The Gold Reef City is a theme park offering all-around family fun. There is also a casino on-site for those that want to test their luck. Among the attractions, here includes a mining town reproduction and plenty of exciting rides, and other amusements. Visit: Gold Reef City

Location: Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, Johannesburg

8. Johannesburg Planetarium

Johannesburg Planetarium

At the Johannesburg Planetarium, one can see the inner depths of space without having to move at all. The planetarium opened in 1956 and was the first full-sized planetarium to be installed in the continent. Scenes from distant planets in the solar system, meteor showers and educational documentaries are all shown here. Visit: Johannesburg Planetarium

Location: University of the Witwatersrand – Milner Park, 10 Yale Road, Johannesburg.

9. Lion Park

Lion Park

The reserves in Kenya are hard to beat but the wildlife of South Africa is just as impressive. Lion Park contains a wide variety of the members of the ‘king of the jungle’ family, such as rare white lions and other wildlife. Children will enjoy the Cub World which allows them to pet the animals and take photos as well as a giraffe feeding platform. Visit: Lion Park

Location:  Nietgedacht 535-Jq, 1747

10. Market Theatre

Market Theatre

The Market Theatre was founded in Johannesburg in 1976 and originally was the site of a produce market, also known as the Old Indian Market. There are three theatres in the complex with comedy shows, live theatrical performances of plays as well as two art galleries. There are other officering too such as a jazz club, a cabaret venue and two restaurants. Visit: Market Theatre

Location:  56 Margaret Mcingana St, Johannesburg

11. Museum Africa

Museum Africa

The suburb of Newtown contains many interesting attractions for tourists. At one time, this city was famous for its clay used to make bricks. Today, it has sights such as the Museum Africa which honours the history of the continent, the Market Theatre that holds various theatrical productions and the Song Writers Club, a musical venue.

Location: 121 Bree St, Johannesburg

12. Neighbourgoods Market

Neighbourgoods Market

An enormous selection of edible goods with everything from seasonal fruits and vegetables to Mediterranean quiches can be found at the Neighbourgoods Market. This one is based off of the equally successful market located in Cape Town. The rooftop offers splendid views of the city where one can relax and enjoy the food from the market and beer. Visit: Neighbourgoods Market

Location: 73 Juta St, Johannesburg

13. Northcliff Water Tower

Northcliff Water Tower Darren Smith

The perfect place to take unforgettable photos of your visit is the Northcliff Water Tower. It is the second highest tower in Johannesburg and stretches out to over 1,800 metres. The tower is notable for boasting a panoramic view of a lush vista below, and the sunsets from this viewpoint are stunning.

Location: Northcliff 2115

14. Roodepoort Museum

Roodepoort Museum

Visitors who want to get a sense of the history of the area should go to the Roodepoort Museum. The museum covers all sorts of engaging aspects from the first discovery of gold and the development of Roodepoort from a mining town. It also has interesting exhibitions such as a collection of decorative art glass and porcelain as well as a Pioneer Farmhouse and an authentic Victorian home, all on site. Visit: Roodepoort Museum

Location: Roodepoort City Museum, Civic Centre, Christiaan de Wet Road, Florida Park, Roodepoort.

15. Shades of Ngwenya

Shades of Ngwenya

Johannesburg is famous for stunning glass products actually created through the technique by artisans with glass blowing. At the Shades of Ngwenya factory in Crocodile River, visitors can witness glassblowing first hand. Everything from glassware to ornamental decorations can be bought at a gift shop on-site and makes for an exciting souvenir of your holiday. Visit: Shades of Ngwenya

Location: Shady Lane, Off Diepsloot R114, (200m East of Beyers Naude and Diepsloot R114 Corner), MulderSdrift

16. Soccer City

Soccer City

Soccer City holds FNB Stadium, which was used for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Games. It now serves as the home for the Kaizer Chiefs. The team is fondly referred to in the Zulu word for chief – ’Amakhosi’. Join in with 80,000 other spectators and catch a match. When football is not in season, venture on a 90-minute guided stadium tour instead. Visit the changing rooms, player’s tunnel, mixed zone, and VIP areas. Visit: Soccer City

Location: Gate B, Soccer City Avenue, FNB Stadium, Nasrec, Johannesburg

17. Taste-Buds Cooking Club

Taste-Buds Cooking Club

Pick up a few tips for the kitchen whilst enjoying your holiday, head to the Taste-Buds Cooking Club. The club aims that visitor’s gain on-hand experience with several different recipes in just one day. Once everyone has finished preparing their food, it is laid out on a buffet table, and everyone gets to samples each one’s creation. Visit: Taste-Buds Cooking Club

Location: 10 Aries Avenue, Sundowner, Johannesburg

18. Up in the Sky


The thrill of skydiving is beyond any possible description high above the city of Johannesburg. A tandem introductory skydive is best if you have never ventured into the air like this before. An experienced instructor will accompany you from any of the four skydiving clubs in Johannesburg so let go of your fear and have a go. Visit SkyDiversity for a chance to experience skydiving at its peak.

19. Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens has been enjoyed since the 1800s. It is flanked by the lovely Witpoortjie waterfall. The gardens contain a wide variety of different flora and over the course of 300 hectares; there are both landscaped areas and natural veldts available to walk through. Visit: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

Location: End of Malcolm Rd, Poortview, Roodepoort

20. Zoo Lake

Zoo Lake

Take in nature’s bounty at Zoo Lake which shows off the backdrop of the city’s skyline. It is a favorite area for picnicking. The Coronation Fountain is a symbol of South Africa offers great photo opportunities. A popular pastime is boating on the lake.

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