Why would you want to travel overseas when you haven’t even explored South Africa’s city of gold – Johannesburg?
Johannesburg’s got it all. The city has great energy, the friendliest people, the freshest street style, and a huge array of work and creative opportunities.
Did you know?
Johannesburg is the second biggest city in Africa.
The ultimate list of fun things to do in Johannesburg:
1. Visit the LoCrate Market in Soweto
The LoCrate Market is an environment where young and aspiring entrepreneurs, creators and innovators could showcase and sell their products, meet other like-minded people, validate new ideas, get tips from established brands, create connections and get the necessary exposure to take their business further. It is held the first Sunday of every month from 10 am to 6 pm.
2. Hop on and hop off via the Red Bus Tour
Explore the city of Johannesburg by hopping on a red city sightseeing bus. The hop on and hop off bus allows you to visit any spot of your choice, spend time exploring and then return back to the bus once your curiosity is sated. While on tour, the bus offers audio commentary in 15 languages telling you about the history of each area.
3. Explore Jozi on an e-tuktuk
Try a different mode of transport that is also eco-friendly. The e-tuktuk’s are three wheeled cars that are a fun and affordable way to cover short distances in Melville. It also means that you get to explore the city without worrying about parking.
Looking for some fun in the Golden City? Why not three-wheel through Jozi on an e-tuk-tuk! No longer reserved for Bangkok’s congested streets, e-tuk-tuks are a refreshing, environmentally-friendly and fun way to cover short distances in Melville cheaply. It also means you get to take in the sights without stressing about parking or traffic. Look for the large “e” on the side of the tuk-tuk. Contact 072 316 8099. 66 4th Avenue Melville. Cost: approx R30 a ride. Visit http://ow.ly/4mR1ZH for more fun things to do in Johannesburg. #jozi #johannesburg #etuktuk #tuktuk #fun #melville #southafrica
4. Visit the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory delivers the core-work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1999 to support its Founder’s ongoing engagement in worthy causes on his retirement as President of South Africa.
The Centre of Memory was inaugurated by Nelson Mandela on 21 September 2004 and endorsed as the core work of the Foundation in 2006. The Centre focuses on three areas of work: the Life and Time of Nelson Mandela, Dialogue for Social Justice and Nelson Mandela International Day.
5. Enjoy refreshments at the coolest Jozi rooftop spot- the Living Room
Situated in the vibrant precinct of Maboneng, the Living Room is a unique blend of the natural and the urban. The Living Room is a relaxed, plant-filled rooftop cafe serving healthy meze, sharing plates and salads, plus smoothies.
6. Rediscover Jozi with Mainstreet Walks
Mainstreet Walks is a concept that encourages people to rediscover the inner City and ultimately Johannesburg. This is the best way to explore city spaces by foot or bicycles. The tours are guided and they offer a more intimate way to navigate the city. The guided tours start from Maboneng Precinct which navigates you to the community happenings.
7. Trampoline mania at BOUNCE Inc
This year has been intense and all you need to do is bounce off that accumalated stress on 50 interconnected trampolines. It’s a fun adrenaline pumping activity and its also a great opportunity to play trampoline dodge ball with your mates.
8. Shop at the Oriental Plaza
The Oriental plaza offers free entrance to visitors. View the best bargains from food, footwear, clothing, accessories, spices and lifetime treasures. Go flex your bargaining skills at this indoor bazaar.
9. Get crazy at Hell’s Kitchen
1920’s New York glamour, easy jazz and epic rock music, and excellent food and drinks, Hell’s Kitchen is a getaway from the trendy masses and a space to just be you.
It’s all live music on the weekends, a saloon -style menu, an impressive selection of wines, whiskeys, drinks and cocktails, and a secret room behind the bookcase to escape that one annoying friend.
10. Go live your best life at MonteCasino
Montecasino is a leisure complex, located in the Fourways suburban side of Johannesburg which is designed like an Italian village. It houses a casino, 2 theaters, cinemas, eateries, bars and a mall.
Also, check out the Montecasino bird park…