Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Johannesburg

Apartheid Museum

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…
Top Choice Museum in Soweto

Hector Pieterson Museum

This powerful museum illuminates the role of Sowetan life in the history of the independence struggle. On 16 June 1976, a peaceful student protest against the introduction of Afrikaans as a language of instruction i…
Top Choice Market in Johannesburg

Joziburg Lane

Yet another gentrified quarter of the city, Joziburg Lane occupies the ground floor of One Eloff, a magnificent art deco building that once stood derelict and is now filled with loft-style apartments. Browse artists…
Top Choice Museum in Johannesburg

Liliesleaf Farm

Possibly the city's most underrated museum, Liliesleaf Farm was the secret headquarters of the ANC (African National Congress) during the 1960s and reopened as a museum in 2008. Tours are available for no extra fee,…
Top Choice Cave in Cradle of Humankind

Sterkfontein Caves

About 10km away from Maropeng (it's signposted), this place includes a permanent hominid exhibit and a walkway past the excavation site. Tours down into the caves, one of the most significant archaeological sites in…
Top Choice Museum in Johannesburg

Wits Art Museum

Completed in May 2012, this modern museum is the leading museum of African art on the continent, with an extraordinary collection of 10,000 works and a dynamic program of events and exhibitions. With its clean, mode…
Memorial in Pretoria

Freedom Park

This stunning memorial adopts an integrated approach to South Africa’s war history and is a place of architectural imagination and collective healing. Located across the kopje (rocky hill) from the austere Voortrekk…
Monument in Pretoria

Voortrekker Monument

The imposing Voortrekker Monument was constructed between 1938 and 1949 to honour the journey of the Voortrekkers, who journeyed north over the coastal mountains of the Cape into the heart of the African veld. The m…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Gauteng

Rietvlei Nature Reserve

This 38-sq-km reserve is popular with locals who come for fishing in the dam, but it also has some surprising wildlife viewing. Sightings of rhino are common, often from the grounds of the small tea room. You'll als…
Museum in Johannesburg

Constitution Hill

Inspiring Constitution Hill is one of the city’s most important attractions. It offers travellers interested in the modern South African story an integral understanding of the legal and historical ramifications of t…