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Johannesburg City Guide

What 2 Do

  • chill and relax
    Johannesburg invites you to chill in ahammock and read a book!
    Have a look on the tra:mag book and music forum !
  • Bungee jumping in Johannesburg
    Adventure Weekend
    Our adventure weekend include accommodation, meals and various adventure activities
  • Johannesburg Zoo
    When you are tired of reading you can go the well-known Johannesburg Zoo. It may sound a bit odd to visit a Zoo in Africa , but it is worth to go there
  • Constitution Hill
    "The Constitution Hill Trust was announced, Friday 17 March 2006 , at the Constitution Hill precinct, home to the country's Constitutional Court and the Old Fort and Number Four, Johannesburg 's notorious prison. Constitution Hill is the site of South Africa 's most ambitious public building project since the country's first democratic elections in 1994." (Quote from
  • Museums
    Johannesburg offers quite a range of different museums. Here is a selection:
    • MuseuMAfricA
      The museums principal permanent exhibiton is "Johannesburg Transformations", which is showing the major changes the city went through in the last century.
      physical adress:
      121 Bree St
      (at Wolhunter Street, Newtown)
      Johannesburg, Gauteng
    • Apartheid Museum
      " The Apartheid Museum, the first of its kind, illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid: The racially prejudiced system that blighted much of its progress and the triumph of reason which crowned half a century of struggle."
      -- website --
      check the daytrips!
    • SA Museum of Military History
      The people seem to love it - it's one of Joburgs most popular museums.. All about the military history of South Africa... Some people might be interested..
      -- website --
  • SAB MILLER World Of Beer
    The "South African Breweries Museum" gives you a stroll through the history of beer production and consumption. Quite nice and interesting. And you get a couple of free beers...
    -- website --
  • Soweto
    Ask at your hostel for a daytrip to Soweto and enjoy a day in the South Western Township. There are a lot pro and cons for or against daytrips through Soweto, but must have been there to know what its like... check the daytrips!
  • Shopping Centres
    Eastgate Shopping Mall | Cresta Shopping Centre | Fourways Crossing | Fourways Mall | Hyde Park Shopping | Killarney Mall | Melrose Arch | Nelson Mandela Square | Sandton City Shopping Centre | The Brightwater Commons | The Mall of Rosebank | Westgate Regional Shopping Centre | Oriental Plaza
  • Pilanesberg Game Reserve (about 150km from the Gauteng Metropolis)
    see tra:mag Southern African highlights Pilanesberg Game Reserve & check the daytrips!
  • Music, Restaurants, Clubs etc - see the tra:mag entertainment guide Joburg
  • The Lion Park, Randburg
    The Lion Park offers terrific close-up views and other experiences with lions, as well as rare white lions. Other large predators at the Lion Park include cheetahs, brown and spotted hyenas, wild dogs and jackals.
    -- website -- or check the daytrips!
  • Sterkfontein - The Cradle of Humankind
    World Heritage Site
    -- website -- check the daytrips!

Flea Markets and Markets in and around Johannesburg
(click here for a streetmap)

  • Cradock/Bath Ave (Rosebank Mall), Rosebank
    "African Flea Market"
    Arts and crafts from all over Africa
    daily 9am - 5pm
  • Bath Ave (Rosebank Mall), Rosebank
    "Rooftop Market"
    Flea Market
    Sundays and Public Holidays 9.30am - 5pm
  • Cnr Ernest Oppenheimer/Marcia Ave, Bruma (near Eastgate Shopping Centre)
    "Bruma Lake Flea Market"
    from clothes to arts & crafts
    Tuesday - Sunday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Cullross Rd, Bryanston
    "Bryanston Organic Market"
    all products are handmade and produced organically
    Thursday 9am - 3pm; Saturday 9am - 3pm
  • Fourways Crossing, Fourways
    "Crafters Market"
    African arts and crafts
    Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm
  • Cnr DF Malan/Noitgedacht Rd, Muldersdrift
    "Crocodile Creek Crafts Village"
  • North Rand Road, Boksburg
    "East Rand Flea Market"
    Tuesday - Sunday 9am - 5pm
  • Hendrik Potgieter RD (Hillfox Power Center), Weltevreden Park
    "Hillfox Market"
    250 traders, reputation of great bargains, up to 50% less than
    normal price for so-called "top brands"
    Weekends and Public Holidays 9am - 5pm
  • Bree St (Newtown Cultural Precinct)
    "Market Theatre Flea Market"
    Flea Market
    Saturday 9am - 4pm
  • Klip River Drive (Mulbarton, Jhb South)
    "Panorama Flea Market"
    This market is known for its versatile variety of goods at very reasonable prices.
    Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 9am to 4pm
  • Republic Road (Randburg, Brightwater Commons)
    "The Market Place"
    Permanent Flea Market
    Weekdays from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Weekends from 9.30am to 6pm
  • Cnr of Henry Nxumalo and President streets (Bus Factory, Newton)
    "Zasekhaya Market"
    Unique and truly South African market. One will not find anything that is not made in South Africa in this market.

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Johannesburg - the vibrant heart of South Africa

Johannesburg is the port of entry for most of the international travellers coming to Southern Africa . It's basically the starting point for every international tourist especially for backpackers.

Travellers who are coming to Johannesburg either or hate it there seems to be nothing in between. Beside the fact that Joburg is the most important city in South Africa, eGoli, how the city is also called, offers more than just business and crime.

Some people call Johannesburg the capital of Southern Africa or even of Africa. Johannesburg is South Africa 's biggest city in almost every term. The City has the highest population in South Africa, Jozi generates about 16% of the national GDP and offers every traveller enough things to do for a couple of days.

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Fact File Johannesburg

Province: Gauteng
Function: economic capital of
Southern Africa
Population: 3.2 million
founded in: 1886

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