Get a panoramic view of the inner city from The Carlton Centre
Visit the tallest building in Africa for unmatched, panoramic views of the City of Gold. At 223 metres (732ft) the building towers over downtown Johannesburg.
Take a stroll in the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
The beautiful Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens is the perfect spot for a picnic and, although situated in a city, it’s home to more than 220 bird species.
Check out the street art
Johannesburg’s street art scene is expanding by the day as artists from all over the globe colour the city’s walls, buildings and streets. Book a street art tour to ensure you see as much as possible.
Sip on cocktails at The Living Room rooftop bar
Enjoy a lazy weekend afternoon sipping cocktails and tasting craft beer at the vibrant Living Room rooftop bar in Maboneng. The rooftop is filled with plants, creating a relaxing atmosphere in contrast to the urban surroundings.
Get into nature at the Melville Koppies Nature Reserve
Take a historical tour of Constitution Hill
Constitution Hill, a former prison for men, women and children, is the site of the South African Constitutional Court and has rich historical value. Visitors learn about the country’s struggle for freedom and about the many lives involved in the fight.
Catch a show at the Soweto Theatre
Check out one of the amazing musical or theatrical productions for a culture-filled evening. The theatre was only established in 2012 but has already become an icon of local art and entertainment.
See the stars at the WITS Planetarium
The WITS Planetarium opened in 1960 and was the first complete planetarium in Africa. The planetarium hosts educational programmes for children and adults and cost as little as R35 (approximately £2).
Bungee jump from the Orlando Towers
Browse local artisanal products at Neighbourgoods Market
Neighbourgoods Market is the place to be on a Saturday morning. Get there early to grab an artisanal breakfast and then soak in the friendly atmosphere while browsing the stalls.
Learn at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre is ideal for family outings and those with a keen interest in science and technology. From photography displays to more than 350 interactive exhibits, Sci-Bono is the largest science centre in Southern Africa.
Watch a film at the Bioscope Independent Cinema
The Bioscope Independent Cinema, a 62 seater indoor cinema, is the coolest place to watch a movie. From outdoor screenings to classic movie Sundays, there’s something for every film-lover.
Play at The Escape Room
The Escape Room is a live puzzle game where teams have to unravel a mystery in order to be let out of a room. This thrilling experience has been designed by a psychologist, architect and chartered accountant ensuring its success.
Drink hand-crafted beer at Gilroy’s
Award winning brewery, Gilroy’s, is situated in a craft village in Muldersdrift, and is the place to taste hand-crafted beer. Take a drive on a weekend and prepare yourself for the coldest beers and tastiest pub grub Johannesburg has to offer.
Get your hands on fresh cut flowers at the Multiflora Flower Market
The Multiflora Flower Market is a massive flower auction space that boasts the widest selection of fresh cut flowers in South Africa. “The Mall” is open to consumers wishing to purchase fresh flowers, plus there’s a great party accessories store selling vases, table decor and more.
See the birds at the Montecasino aviary
It might be hard to believe but there’s a birder’s paradise in the heart of Johannesburg. The walk-through aviary is home to more than 60 bird species and visitors will spot the endangered Southern Ground-Hornbills, a pelican, loeries and more.
Have a true African experience at Lesedi Cultural Village
Listen to live jazz at The Orbit
The Orbit’s bustling atmosphere and cool setting makes it the best spot in town (if not in the country) to listen to live jazz.
See the best of local art at The Goodman Gallery
The Goodman Gallery, established in 1966, is a beautiful art gallery which showcases the best of the local art scene. The gallery has since its inception offered a non-discriminatory platform for artists to display innovative and controversial pieces.
Take a tour of Soweto
Soweto, short for South Western Township, is a large informal settlement just outside of Johannesburg. A tour of Soweto includes a visit to the Hector Pieterson Museum and Freedom Square, as well as a stop by the home of Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.