Gold Reef City
Offers a vaudevillian ride through Johannesburg’s gold rush period. Ninety per cent Disneyland clone, this theme park only offers a...
Includes several outlets selling arts and crafts from around Southern Africa as well as homewares, jewellery and other products by young...
South of the cultural precinct, you will find the refurbished Bus Factory , which includes several outlets selling art and crafts from...
Turffontein Race Course
There are several horse-racing tracks, but this is the best known. It’s 3km south of the city. There are race meetings most weeks.
Lonely Planet review
Illustrates the rise and fall of South Africa’s era of segregation and oppression, and is an absolute must-see. The museum 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 accounts of the struggle towards democracy. It’s invaluable in understanding the inequalities and tensions that still exist today. It’s 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. If you are on your way to Soweto, the excellent Hector Pieterson Museum pads out the story. It is 8km south of the city centre, just off the M1 freeway.