Jozi, eGoli, Joburg – whatever the locals call it, it’s the beating heart of South Africa. The country’s biggest city and the centre of commerce, it fittingly started life as a gold mining town in the 19th century. It’s a vibrant place of culture, fascinating history and more fantastic restaurants and shopping malls than one could shake a stick at.

MUST DO ACTIVITIES:

  • Learn about the hominid fossils found in the area, some dating back some 3.5 million years, at the Cradle of Humankind, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
  • Go on a dramatic emotional journey at the Apartheid Museum as you experience the story of South Africa’s state-sanctioned system based on racial discrimination and the struggle of the majority to overthrow this tyranny.
  • Visit Vilakazi Street in Soweto, once home to Nelson Mandela and currently Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
  • Explore Braamfontein, the city’s cultural hub featuring trendy fashion, amazing eateries, and vibing bars and live music venues.
  • See the Big Five and loads more of Africa’s amazing wildlife at Dinokeng Game Reserve, just an hour outside Joburg.