Travel guide to Johannesburg, Central Gauteng
Come to the 'City of Gold' and get your Johannesburg accommodation with us and experience this bustling metropolis in all its wonders. Joburg became a settlement in 1886 when prospectors found gold in the Witwatersrand and over 1000 people flocked to get their piece of the pie. It is now the second largest city in Africa with more than 3 million people living and working in Joburg.
So get some accommodation in Johannesburg if you like the buzz of a city but also like to be close to the bush. Joburg has more than 40 Art Galleries an array of theatres including The Globe Theatre, which opened in the 1890's, shopping centres, bars, clubs and many more exciting things to do and see. Joburg or Jozi as it is also known as, has 150 heritage sites and half are national monuments, visit the Apartheid Museum or any of the other museums to get a glimpse into the history of Johannesburg.
If you are on a family holiday and you wish to stay in Johannesburg then the Johannesburg Zoo is the perfect outing, with so many animals to see, there is even a farmyard where kids can touch friendly farm animals. Another family outing is a visit to Gold Reef City Theme Park, not only does it have a wide variety of rides and games but it also gives you a taste of life in the turn of the century Joburg, how miners worked, lived and were entertained. It has museums, gold-pouring demonstrations, an underground mine tour and gold panning.
If you have accommodation in Joburg, then it is well worth the trip to go to the Sterkfontein Caves in The Cradle of Humankind, which is only 1 hours drive away, this is where most of the world's human ancestor fossils have been found in one place. It is a great outing with a restaurant to fill hungry bellies after a tour of the magnificent caves.
Whatever type of traveler you are there is something that will entertain you in Joburg. So get some accommodation, Johannesburg is waiting.