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…
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…
Archaeological Site in Gauteng

Cradle of Humankind

The area to the west of Jo’burg is one of the world’s most important palaeontological zones, focused around the Sterkfontein hominid fossil fields. The area is part of the 470 sq km Cradle of Humankind, a Unesco Wor…
Museum in Johannesburg

Origins Centre

This stunning museum explores the African origins of humankind through interactive exhibits. The centre is brilliant for school-age children and holds the most formidable collection of rock art in the world, led by …