Johannesburg is a city with a fascinating history, diverse culture and plenty of attractions for the adventurer. If you’re visiting the city for business or pleasure, here are some suggestions for what to do in Johannesburg:
The Apartheid Museum
The Apartheid Museum, the first of its kind, illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid and is a must-see for anyone visiting Johannesburg.
● You can visit the museum any time during its public opening hours: 9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays (closed on holidays). Admission is free.
● The Apartheid Museum gives you a heartrending look at the oppression of the apartheid to the birth of democracy.
Origins Centre at Wits University
The Origins Centre at Wits University, established in 1996, is a museum of human origins. It offers visitors a glimpse into South African history; the evolution of humans; the diversity of people all over the world; how different groups migrated across continents and oceans to reach their current homes; how populations have changed over time; and more.
James Hall Museum of Transport
The James Hall Museum of Transport is located in the Johannesburg CBD, meaning it’s easy to get to from the city centre. It’s worth a visit if you want to see some cool old cars and busses, as well as an array of bicycles. There are also plenty of displays that focus on the history of transport in South Africa.
If you’re interested in learning more about how things used to be done before we had cars and trains, then this museum will be right up your alley! It’s also great for kids who like toys since there’s an entire section dedicated just to them (the classic tin toy era).
Admission costs R50 per person; children under 5 get in free! The museum is open daily from 9am until 5pm except on Mondays when they close at 3pm for maintenance during this time period every week – it’s always best to check their website before going so that nothing has changed since last time around!
The Johannesburg Art Gallery
The Johannesburg Art Gallery is located in the city centre and showcases the works of both local and international artists. It also has a sculpture garden, restaurant, gift shop and children’s art studio. The museum offers free audio tours (in Afrikaans, English or French) as well as free weekly tours that take place every Thursday at 10am. The Johannesburg Art Gallery also offers free WiFi throughout the building!
Melville Koppies Nature Reserve
Located in Melville, the Melville Koppies Nature Reserve is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. This park offers sweeping views of the city below, as well as hiking trails through shady forests and rocky outcroppings.
There are a number of activities you can do in this park, including rock climbing, horseback riding (at an additional cost), or simply taking in the sights from one of the many lookouts. There are also several picnic spots with benches where families can enjoy lunch together after spending some time exploring on foot or by bike.
The best way to get there is by car—you’ll find parking available near all entrances to this park, which takes about 20 minutes from downtown Johannesburg depending on traffic conditions at that time of day (less if you leave early enough). Parking costs an additional R100 per vehicle per day (the daily rate applies only between 6 am–5 pm).
Constitution Hill is a national monument in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in the suburb of Braamfontein, next to the University of the Witwatersrand. The hill was once known by “Doornfontein” (Afrikaans for “thorn fountain”).
The monument was first erected as a fortification for defense purposes during the Anglo-Boer War, then reconstructed after World War II with plaques from various countries that fought against Hitler and fascism, including South Africa’s own allies during this time—the United Kingdom and Canada. There are also plaques commemorating those who fought against apartheid.
Johannesburg is a city that has a lot to offer. In an area inhabited by many people of different races, religions and cultures, it is easy to forget its history and get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, if you take some time out from your busy schedule to visit some of these interesting places it will help broaden your horizons and make for an enjoyable trip.