Last updated on Jan 18th, 2021 at 11:14 am
Visit the Roof of Africa on the Carlton Centreâ??s 50th floor. The tower stands 223 metres tall and offers unforgettable 360 degree views of Joburg from its observation deck â?? well worth the R15 entrance fee.
At Gold Reef City you can enjoy thrilling theme park rides, a 4D movie experience or witness the pouring of gold. The Mining District Walk reveals fascinating details about the gold industry.
The Good Food Market and the Grove Flea Market in trendy Braamfontein are worth a visit on Saturdays and Sundays.
Newtown is another rejuvenated area in Joburgâ??s arts and culture precinct. Concerts and festivals take place in its heart, the Mary Fitzgerald Square, overlooked by Museum Africa that tells the story of life in southern Africa from the Stone Age onwards. The museum also houses the South African Rock Art Museum, the Bensusan Museum of Photography and the Geological Museum.
The famous Market Theatre is next door.
Children will enjoy the nearby Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, which is like a magicianâ??s cave filled with 384 interactive science and technology exhibits.
Beer lovers will enjoy the SAB World of Beer tour where you can learn how beer is brewed and sample their wares.
The Red City Tour offered by City Sightseeing Joburg takes you to all of these attractions as well as Gandhi Square, Santarama Miniland, Origins Centre at Wits, and Constitution Hill.
Children love climbing aboard the open-topped red double decker buses and receiving a free activity pack. The buses operate on a hop-on, hop-off basis. Sightseers can get off at any of the stops and then take a later bus at their leisure. The buses run every 40 minutes during the week and every 30 minutes over weekends and during December school holidays.
You can start the tour from any of the stops – both Park Station and Gold Reef City provide safe parking – or connect to the City Sightseeing bus from the Gautrain and enjoy a fun and unique tour of Joburg.
Informative onboard commentary is available in English, Afrikaans, Zulu, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, as well as a Kids Channel. There is also free Wi-Fi on board all the buses.
For information on the City Sightseeing tour options, times, costs and stops, visit the website.
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