Johannesburg, Central Gauteng - Things to do
OVERVIEW:Johannesburgis an extraordinary city, born just over 120 years ago with the discovery of gold and since then it always has been a city of commerce and opportunity.
Even today Joburg continues to attract those looking for opportunity - it's a city populated by people who have come to realise their dreams.
The area of Johannesburg began on a vast undulating grassy plain, interspersed with ridges and kopjes (small hills)in an area known as the Witwatersrand; named after the white water springs that coursed the land. Beneath that rough but serene country was gold.
Until George Harrison, an Australian prospector, came pioneering, the mineral wealth of the Witwatersrand lay undiscovered. In 1886, after George had sold his gold claim for just Â£10, Johannesburg was born. He could not have envisaged the significant world history that would unfold here in the province of Gauteng, place of gold.
Since then, the city has grown and become the largest and most populous city in South Africa, and the largest city in the world not built on or near a major water source. It is home to Africa's tallest building, a large CBD and many smaller urban centres. The road infrastructure, telecommunicationss, health care, shopping, visitor attractions, dining and nightlife are world class.
Joburg is lucky to have one of the world's most pleasant climates, what is called a subtropical highland climate. The city enjoys a dry, sunny climate, with the exception of short late-afternoon downpours in the summer months of October to April, often accompanied by magnificent electric storms.
Accommodation near Johannesburg, Central Gauteng
Abbotsford House is a charming english style guest house in Johannesburg, set in just under an acre of leafy shaded gardens in the secluded suburb of Abbotsford in the heart of the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, South Africa. We have 4 luxury rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. Every room is equipped with a minibar, safe and broad band internet. ...
This is one of the most remarkable destinations in all South Africa a true African bush style experience on a magnificent wildlife estate less than five minutes drive from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg city life!! Here you will find just eight authentic African style thatched chalets surrounded by natural bush inhabited by herds of antelope, a myriad of bird species and a marvellous array ...
Traditional hospitality. Set in a relaxed, peaceful 6 acres estate in Johannesburg's elite northern suburbs, minutes away from Fourways Mall, Monte Casino, Fourways Life Hospital, Major Highways and Business Centres, with a variety of restaurants to choose from in the immediate vicinity. Sandton City, Midrand and Rivonia are all within minutes drive. Whether you are on a business trip or for leisure, ...
The Marion on Nicol is a Boutique Hotel of Distinction that offers a tranquil and lavish retreat from the bustle of nearby Sandton and Johannesburg. The hotel prides itself in offering a unique brand of South African hospitality. Our discreet attention to detail will ensure that your experience is one of memorable elegance and comfort. 24 en suite rooms with free-standing bath and separate shower. ...
It is indeed an unlikely fusion between city life and safari adventure. Accommodation in Fourways trades in modern and urban inspired accommodation for a more African inspired theme with Zulu Nyala Country Manor. Think city lights meets bushveld and luscious gardens, right in the middle of Fourways in Johannesburg North. Zulu Nyala Country Manor is cuddled between Chartwell in Johannesburg, placing ...
This Randburg accommodation is set among rows of indigenous protea trees within a secure, walled and 24-hour guarded property in the suburb of Northriding. This accommodation in Randburg is centrally situated to both the R28 Krugersdorp / Pietersburg highway and the N1 Western Bypass. This luxurious establishment serves as an excellent base for both the tourist and business executive, as it is only ...
Sandton Luxury Apartments Boasting a prime location in the heart of Sandton's business district, Westpoint Executive Suites is just steps away from Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square, The Gautrain Station and Sandton Convention Centre. With 90 impeccable and spacious serviced apartment suites, our apartment suites provide both the business and leisure traveller with a comfortable and affordable ...
8 Landsdowne Bed & Breakfast is perfectly situated in the quiet, peaceful Bryanston East area (between Bryanston and Ballyclaire Drives), not far from the bustling Sandton CBD. The Sandton Convention Centre, Stock Exchange and Sandton City Shopping Centre are just a few minutes drive away. Also nearby are Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Montecasino and the Fourways Mall. There is convenient access to Rivonia ...
Rivonia Bed and Breakfast is ideally located in Sandton, Johannesburg. Accommodation are of award-winning standard, winning the AA Accommodation Award in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Rivonia B&B is a charming country-style guest house situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, within a security area. Attractive, well-equipped rooms, each with its own entrance, nestle amongst trees in a large rambling garden. The tranquil ...
This accommodation in Sandton, Johannesburg is an intimate forty-one room hotel located in Morningside which is Joburg's main business and shopping centre. In addition to hosting the award winning Le Petit Restaurant, which is outsourced to award-winning Chef Coco Reinarhz, Faircity Falstaff Hotel also offers two conference and event venues, perfect for any function. This Johannesburg accommodation ...
Things to do near Johannesburg, Central Gauteng
Johannesburgis an extraordinary city, born just over 120 years ago with the discovery of gold and since then it always has been a city of commerce and opportunity. Even today Joburg continues to attract those looking for opportunity - it's a city populated by people who have come to realise their dreams. The area of Johannesburg began on a vast undulating grassy plain, interspersed ...
Zebra Camper Hire offers a range of four-wheel drive and rental motorhomes. Hire a motorhome or 4x4 today and go explore the wild African bush in luxury. Stallion 4WD Standard Double Cab 2.5 L Diesel Hilux no equipment. This is a good choice if you want to stay at hotels and Lodges throughout your travels. The 4-wheel drive allows you to get off road in comfort. The vehicle has a rear canopy ...
Randburg is an area located in northern Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Formerly a separate municipality, its administration devolved to the newly created City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, along with neighbouring Sandton and Roodepoort, in the late 1990s. Randburg is well known for its plethora of shopping malls and entertainment nodes, including the Brightwater Commons, Cresta ...
Sandton is a prosperous business, commercial and residential district with its own sophisticated appeal. A cosmopolitan atmosphere permeates its international hotels, conference venues and shopping malls. Upmarket recreational facilities including theatres, restaurants and business centres combine to make Sandton a distinctive business and leisure destination. Sandton Central is considered the retail ...
Soweto is the most populous black urban residential area in the country, with a population of around a million. Thanks to its proximity to Johannesburg, the economic hub of the country, it is also the most metropolitan township in the country - setting trends in politics, fashion, music, dance and language. The Hector Pieterson Museum recognizes the young 12-year-old's sacrifice and ...
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 28° 2' 7.7" E / 26° 8' 41.3" S
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Directions to Johannesburg Tourism in Johannesburg, Central Gauteng
|Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport|
|Address: O R Thambo Airport Road, OR Tambo International Airport (JNB), Kempton Park 1627, South Africa|
|Distance: 4.6 km / Duration: 30 mins|
|1.||Head northwest||0.5 km|
|2.||Take exit 46 on the right to merge onto R24 toward Johannesburg||8.4 km|
|3.||Take the exit onto N12/R24||1.7 km|
|4.||Take exit 113 for N3 S/N12 toward M2/Kimberley/Germiston/Durban||1.2 km|
|5.||Merge onto N12/N3||3.7 km|
|6.||At the interchange 108-Geldenhuys, keep left and follow signs for Germiston||0.5 km|
|7.||Keep right at the fork, follow signs for M2/Johannesburg and merge onto Francois Oberholzer Fwy/M2||10.4 km|
|8.||Take exit 10 to merge onto De Villiers Graaff Motorway/M1 toward Sandton/Pretoria||3.6 km|
|9.||Take exit 14A for Jan Smutslaan/Jan Smuts Avenue toward M27/Johannesburg||0.3 km|
|10.||Turn left onto Jan Smuts Ave|
Destination will be on the left
O.R. Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg+ OPEN WEBSITE
OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.
OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.
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