Johannesburg, one of the finest cities in the world, is also the commercial and industrial hub of South Africa. The destination has many interesting elements such as nature, history, adventure and shopping.
In short, there are a number of scintillating places in Johannesburg that attract tourists in a large number from everywhere. To witness the unique essence of Johannesburg, plan a holiday here. We have tried to zero down upon some of the top tourist picks here.
Constitutional Hill: Travel Along The History
Constitutional Hill was reopened as a museum in 2004. Daily tours are available to this venue. Historical buildings like Constitutional Courts and Johannesburg’s most notorious prisons are located on the Constitutional hill. These places played a very significant role in South African history and offer a marvellous insight into South African democracy. Of particular significance is number 4 prison due to its connection to Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.
The Cradle of Humankind
This world heritage site is located 50km to the north-west of Johannesburg. This perfect natural site has the remains of 500 hominids (hominid family is the modern humans and their ancestors) supporting the “out of Africa” theory. In simple words, the theory says humans first evolved in Africa. Have a delightful time here and marvel at its unique offerings.
Magnificent Wildlife Experience In The Lion Park
Lion Park guarantees a scintillating experience of wildlife. You will come across white lions, wild dogs, hyenas and over 20 other African wildlife species. Enjoy spectacular wildlife views and you may even touch some of the baby lions for an unforgettable experience.
Johannesburg Art Gallery
Visit this art gallery and witness its terrific collections. You will find collections of 17th century Dutch paintings, 18th & 19th century British works and also 19th century South African paintings here. Besides, the gallery has a fine collection of traditional African jewellery such as bead necklaces and bracelets.
This place is perfect for retail therapy. The lower floors here are by and large occupied by a huge shopping centre, where you can find a variety of goodies. Souvenirs bags and shoes are especially popular. This place is also famous for once being the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. In fact, the top floor of Carlton Centre is a very popular tourist attraction as it offers some of the best views of the city.