Welcome to Johannesburg

Johannesburg is a young city that is yet to celebrate its second centenary, and already it has an incredible history and legacy. The settlement sprang up in 1886 when prospectors found gold in the area now known as the Witwatersrand. When the discovery became public, thousands flocked here in search of fortune and new opportunities. Today, Johannesburg still attracts those who want to realise their dreams and achieve success. 

Facts about Joburg

• Johannesburg has become an internationally renowned and vibrant metropolis, with 3.5 million inhabitants

• It is the most powerful commercial centre on the African continent

• Johannesburg generates 16 percent of South Africa's GDP and employs 12 percent of the national workforce

• Its infrastructure matches leading first world cities, yet the cost of living is far lower

• The city is recognized as the financial capital of South Africa and is home to 74 percent of Corporate Headquarters

• South Africa’s only stock exchange, the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE) rates as one of the top 20 exchanges in the world in terms of market capitalisation

20 fun things to do in Joburg

1. Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens
2. Pilanesberg National Park
3. The Old Fort
4. De Wildt Cheetah & Wildlife Centre
5. Apartheid Museum
6. Johannesburg Zoo
7. Hop on a Red Bus Tour
8. Reflect at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
9. Grab a drink at coolest rooftop spot in JHB, The Living Room
10. Slam dunk with Boun  Kitchener’s Comedy Night

11. Take in the view from the tallest skyscraper in Africa!
12. To a tee at World of Golf
13. Keeping it cool at Northgate Ice Rink
14. The Military History Museum for fascinating military planes and other relics
15. Spend a day at Gold Reef City theme park
16. Spend a day at The Valley of The Waves water park at Sun City
17. Visit Montecasino for drinks, movies or premier entertainment 
18. Take a ride on the Gautrain
19. Visit the James Hall Museum of Transport for free
20. Shop at The Oriental Plaza