Taking a guided tour is the best way to ensure you don't miss out on any of the main sights when you travel to Johannesburg. Discover the city’s complex history and various sights at your own pace by taking a walking tour or a hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Some of the places worth exploring include the Constitution Hill and Gold Reef City Theme Park.
If you want to escape the city centre’s hustle and bustle, head for the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. There are picnic and braai (South African barbecue) spots here, as well as the opportunity to spot birds, such as the endangered black eagle. If you’re travelling to Johannesburg with your family, don’t miss Lion Park, where you can visit cubs and enjoy a self-drive trip through the game area. Watch out for giraffes, zebras, antelopes and, of course, lions.
Areas such as Sandton City are becoming increasingly popular among tourists, particularly if some serious retail therapy is the order of the day.