Commonly known as Jo’burg or Jozi, this is the vibrant heart of South Africa. A rapidly-changing city looking optimistically towards the future. New loft apartments and office developments are being constructed at a rapid pace here and the hipster-friendly neighbourhood of Maboneng is now considered one of the most successful urban-renewal projects in the world. Unstuffy with a lot to see and do, Johannesburg is awash with superb museums, mostly offering deep insight into South Africa's past such as the Apartheid Museum. Delve in and experience the buzz of a city undergoing an incredible rebirth.
Once derelict warehouses are now trendy art galleries, markets and bohemian apartments. Johannesburg also offers one of the continent’s most diverse food scenes. And its dedication to preserving the memories of the struggle heroes who transformed the country into what it is today is unparalleled in South Africa. Johannesburg is a forward-thinking, multicultural and well-integrated hub for young professionals, creatives and visionaries, and it has plenty on offer year-round.
Pro Tip: Johannesburg is relatively easy to navigate, with the Gautrain and its affiliate buses providing direct links to suburbs Sandton and Rosebank, as well as to OR Tambo International Airport, Pretoria and Ekurhuleni. Visitors can buy Gautrain Gold Cards from any Gautrain station. Alternatively, contactless bank cards can be used on the trains. Uber, minivan taxis and private taxis are also available for hire.