Visitors are often dazzled by the quality of Gauteng shopping malls, declaring them some of the best in the world. Sandton City is one of the most upmarket shopping centres in the southern hemisphere. The centre features two of the country’s most luxurious hotels and over 200 shops.
You also don’t want to miss out on the many craft markets where a strong local and African flavour dominates goods on offer, whether they be art, carvings, colourful caftans, beadwork, and leather footwear or interior design items.
Enjoy the multitude of tastes and flavours from all over Africa in the heart of modern Joâ??burg. You will find anything from Thai to Portuguese, from Cape Malay to Italian and authentic African cuisine.
For top African cuisine, entertainment and a stylish sophisticated setting, Moyoâ??s is the place to go for gleaming fireplaces that set the African tone, and traditional dainty African face painting, as well as live entertainment.
Make a reservation at one of Gauteng’s top-notch steakhouses and revel in the combination of fine wines served with the very best quality prime beef available.
A night (or day) on the town
Gauteng knows how to celebrate urban life and offers a wide array of experiences, from cigar bars, theatres and jazz cafes to weekend music festivals.
The suburb of Melville in Johannesburg is a village within the city â?? home to the artistic, creative and offbeat. Small hole-in-the-wall venues feature great live music as well as a variety of unique stores.
Experience a fascinating glimpse of bustling neighborhood life in Soweto – a favourite nightspot that has a number of excellent shebeens and home-grown restaurants on offer.
The Newtown District, where you can find the Market Theatre is the home to Museum Africa – and it really is the epicenter of the urban revival. Cross over the Nelson Mandela Bridge and discover a world of authentic African urban culture.
Newtown also houses the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, which is South Africaâ??s largest science centre. Still within the district lies the SAB World of Beer which is a popular tourist attraction focused on the history of brewing using tools such as floating holograms and 3D movies.
A visit to Newtown wouldnâ??t be complete without taking in some of the restaurants and nightlife spots, which lend themselves to the eclectic, multicultural, artistic reputation of the area.
Choose your own adventure
Jozi is a city full of a variety of action-packed experiences. There’s world-class climbing, hiking and walking routes, mountain biking and cycle tours, paragliding, parachuting, skydiving and bungee jumping: no matter how extreme the adventure may be, there is something for everyone.
Get up close and personal with rare white lions
The Lion Park offers terrific close encounters with lions, other predators and large herbivores indigenous to Africa.
Go for a ride in a hot air balloon and soar above the clouds
Youâ??ll find the largest helium balloon on the continent near the bird park at Montecasino in Fourways. The balloon rises high above the Fourways landscape and rides last approximately 15 minutes and offer breathtaking panoramic views of Johannesburg, Sandton, Northcliff and the Magaliesburg.
Whether you are a visitor to Johannesburg or you call it home, there is so much to discover in this unique African city. So what are you waiting for? Start your adventure today!