Johannesburg

Apartheid Museum

Across from Gold Reef City, the Apartheid Museum is essentially a museum about this period in South African history, vividly expressed and sometimes a brutal reminder of the past.  It is a museum that keeps you both intellectually and emotionally involved.  It is a very real museum, not just interesting objects on show.  The video - Read more...

Soweto

Soweto Streets

Soweto is an acronym for South Western Townships.  During the apartheid years, this township was established to house people of black African origin.  They worked in the city, but were housed outside its perimeter.  Over the years the township grew and is today the largest of its type in the country, but now it is - Read more...

Gold Reef City

Gold Reef city is arguably the most visited attraction for both foreigners and locals alike. Situated just south of the centre of Johannesburg, Gold Reef city was created out of an existing mine where todays visitors can get a safe yet real feel of a gold mine going down into the depths of the tunnels - Read more...

Johannesburg Zoological Gardens

The Johannesburg zoological gardens are not as grand as the Pretoria zoological gardens but they are split in two with Jan Smuts Avenue as the divide. On the one side zoo lake which provides boating on water, playgrounds for children, restaurants and picnic areas.

Historical Sites

museums

 Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museums Open all week there are special craft activities performed on Saturdays. It is an open air museum depicting farm life in the Transvaal when farm people still made their own candles distilled their own spirits, baked their own bread and only the more wealthy and enterprising ploughed their fields with steam - Read more...