Gold Reef City
Offers a vaudevillian ride through Johannesburg’s gold-rush period. Ninety per cent Disneyland clone, this theme park only offers a...
It was in this three-storey building that, in the 1950s, Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo set up South Africa's first black-owned law...
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
Testament to the remarkable reawakening of downtown Jo'burg, this well-organised science museum full of interactive exhibitions occupies...
The headquarters of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Soccer City stadium is shaped like a calabash and dominates the abandoned mining tracts on...
The king of cafes in central Jo'burg, snazzy Darkie Cafe is never short of a discriminating mob. That’s all thanks to four winning...
cnr Gold Reef Rd & Northern Parkway · interesting places nearby
Apartheid Museum information
The Apartheid Museum illustrates the rise and fall of South Africa’s era of segregation and oppression, and is an absolute must-see. It uses film, text, audio and live accounts to provide a chilling insight into the architecture and implementation of the apartheid system, as well as inspiring stories of the struggle towards democracy. It’s invaluable in understanding the inequalities and tensions that still exist today. Located 8km south of the city centre, just off the M1 freeway.
Visiting the museum is an overwhelming experience; particularly distressing is a small chamber in which hang 131 nooses, representative of the 131 government opponents who were executed under antiterrorism laws.