This city is also the wealthiest and, without doubt, the economic powerhouse of the whole Africa. For the first-time visitor in Johannesburg, or Jozi as it’s more commonly known, could be a bit daunting, more or less because of the misrepresentation from the media of Johannesburg as something of a war zone. There is crime, you do need to keep your wits about you, but once you’ve bitten by the vibe of Jozi, you are going to want to come back again.
First, just stroll down your feet to Miseum of Apartheid. The Apartheid Museum is a place that should not be missed on your trip to this City of Gold. The museum provides an extremely close up look at the history of Apartheid in South Africa and the effects that it had on the society and humanity. Don’t forget to bring tissues to wipe your slow falling tears. Second, maybe you have desire to reach the peak of Africa, then you should come here. Climbing to the “Top of Africa” will literally take you to the top of the continent as you make your way to the top of the 50-story of Carlton Centre, the highest building on Africa continent. When you peep out of the windows on each side of the building, you will have distinct views of the city of Johannesburg.
Another place that worth a visit is Gold Reef City. It is a theme and amusement park and casino complex that located 8 kilometers outside of downtown Johannesburg. Gold Reef City is a great place to look closely and enjoy a day of excitement for the whole family. This time is local performers, Market on Main is a weekly pop-up market in Johannesburg that should be visited. Every Sunday, food vendors, independent textile and jewelry retailers and makers gather around in the Arts on Main building and selling their goods. It is a great place to hang out, people watch and relax, and chat with creatives, Market on Main is a great place to see and be seen, of course.
Exploring Johannesburg wouldn’t be enough for just two or three days or even a week. You will get easily impressed by the environment of this city. You have my words.