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Johannesburg Pocket Guide

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One of three capital cities, and home to over 10 million people, Johannesburg (or Joburg as the locals call it) is South Africa's largest city. In many ways it is also South Africa's most important city as it is the economic and industrial heart of this fascinating nation. It is a culture vulture's dream come true, with a vast number of intriguing museums. It is also one of a million stories, and as you walk the streets (yes, it is safe to do so in many areas) you know if they could speak they'd be able to tell a tale or two. In the evening there are a surprisingly high number of neighbourhoods to keep you occupied, each with a good selection of restaurants that are great value for money and bars too. And while you may have heard mixed reports about 'Joburg', many of which that were far from complimentary, take it from us - give this city a chance and you'll be glad you did.


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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Johannesburg.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Johannesburg... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Johannesburg.

Johannesburg City Reviews

  • 100%

    MarkMonroe

    MoAfrika booked a Soweto Night Tour for me

    Whilst at MoAfrika I went on a Soweto night tour. It was so nice. I hanged out with the locals at the different places we went to. I met some nice people.

    Insider Tip:Don't do this alone

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    What a breath taking experience

    I booked a Johannesburg Tour with Moafrika Tours. It was a real experience seeing the Local Township Soweto. And also i went to the apartheid museum. Gaining the knowledge of their history is helped me understand South Africa better.

    Insider Tip:Make sure that you go with a registered tour guide when going into Johannesburg.

  • 60%

    dyfan28

    Free n Easy JNB

    The Kruger National Park trip was amzing. However beware of pickpockets. My phone was stolen, partly due to my negligence as well.

    Insider Tip:Take good care of your belongings!

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    not like what i heard

    clean and pretty. taxi is too expensive. public transport is poor but cheap and helpfull sametimes. better than that i heard about it.

    Insider Tip:pay attention: no taxi in CBD

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Interesting place

    There's enough to do in Johannesburg especially if you're only here for a few days. The South African Museum of Military History is a very place and there are other attractions such as the Lion Park.

    Insider Tip:Always check with the hostel you're staying at beforehand about what you should be paying the taxi drivers to your various destinations. Also check that the taxi driver - before you get in the cab - that they know how to get to where you want to go. Johannesburg is a big place and anyone can become a taxi driver and often the taxi drivers have no clue about different destinations, and, they don't seem to know how to operate a GPS or read a map.

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