Johannesburg, a famous city of South Africa, is commonly known as Jo’burg or Jozi. Johannesburg is an African city, which is a seamless combination of irreconcilable differences. Apart from being largest and wealthiest, Johannesburg is the economic powerhouse of Africa. It is the rapidly changing city that is known as the vibrant heart of South Africa. Johannesburg is a booming and happening city, having world’s richest gold fields. No matter, if you visit for a cultural encounter or an adrenaline rush or simply for relaxation, the city of Johannesburg has everything to offer! As the country’s primary industrial and financial metropolis, Johannesburg is now looking optimistically towards the future. Some of the popular attractions of Johannesburg are mentioned below
- Gold Reef City: Situated at eight kilometers from the city center, Gold Reef City is an amusement park, where visitors can experience the gold rush days through a series of thrilling theme park rides and historical exhibits. You can also tour a disused shaft of the Crown Mines and can see reproductions of buildings and businesses from the 19th century.
- Constitution Hill: Constitution Hill is a former prison, it is the place where most people were jailed for the liberation struggle. The ‘Number Four’ prison held popular liberation leaders including Nelson Mandela and Gandhi. It gives an insight of the dark prison system and fascinating history of South Africa.
- Liliesleaf Farm: Liliesleaf Farm gives a detail of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs. Also, it was the secret headquarters of the African National Congress (ANC) from the year 1961 until a dramatic raid that happened in the year 1963.
- Apartheid Museum: A visit to South Africa’s appalling apartheid era is must for thorough understanding. A series of graphic yet informative exhibits are featured in this museum. This museum illustrates the emergence and end of apartheid, which was the racially prejudiced system that spoiled much of the growth and crowned half a century of struggle.