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PLACES TO SEE IN JOHANNESBURG

 

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Gold Reef City

 

Hector Petersen Square

 

Horse Trails

 

Bernberg Museum of Costumes

 

SA Breweries Tours

 

Planitarium

 

The Lion Park

 

Rhino & Lion Reserve

 

The Wonder Caves

 

Mystic Monkeys & Feathers Wildlife Park

 

Voortrekker Monument

 

Ngwenya Glass Village

 

Apartheid Museum

 

Newtown

 

Roodepoort Museum

 

Zoo Lake

 

Botanical Gardens

 

Rosebank African Craft Market

 

Johannesburg Zoo

 

S A Museum of Military History

 

The Adler Museum of Medicine

 

Museum Africa

 

Oriental Plaza

 

S A World of Beer

 

Johannesburg Art Gallery

 

Sterkfontein Caves

 

James Hall Museum of Transport

 

GOLD REEF CITY

 

Contact Details

 

tel: 011 248 6800

 

info@goldreefcity.co.za

 

Just 8 kilometres from the centre of Johannesburg lies the world famous yet uniquely South African Gold Reef City. Here, a magnificent theme park and casino offers the widest range of attractions, fun and entertainment for the whole family.

 

A reproduction of a mining town, with exhibits, curio shops, restaurants & take-aways and a theme park, which includes a train ride tour.

 

With a selection of shops and eating outlets, there's plenty to keep you busy when you want to take a break from the Theme Park entertainment and historical attractions.

 

HECTOR PETERSEN SQUARE

Near Diepkloof - Memorial site, photographic exhibits of the Soweto student uprisings of 1976.

The Hector Pieterson* Memorial and museum opened in Soweto in 2002, not far from the spot where 12 year-old Hector was shot on the 16 June 1976 during the Soweto uprising that today is a symbol of resistance to the brutality of the apartheid government.

 

BERNBERG MUSEUM OF COSTUMES

Period costumes from the 18th to early 20th centuries.

It documents the history of women’s clothing from the Edwardian and Victorian eras until present, exhibiting clothing, hair accessories, jewelry and much more.

Corner of Duncombe Road and Jan Smuts Avenue, located in the suburb of Forest Town in Johannesburg

Tel: 011 346 0716

 

SOUTH AFRICAN BREWERIES

Permanent exhibition of the history of beer brewing in South Africa. Gift shop on site.

SAB World of Beer Tours

Adults: R105
Pensioners and students with a valid student card: R95
Children under the age of 17: R35
School tours are available at R35 per pupil
Beer tasting: R95
Tour and beer tasting package: R160
Red bus: R100

Hours

The SAB World of Beer is open seven days a week from 10am until 6pm. The last tour is at 5pm, except for Sundays and Mondays, when the last tour is at 4pm. We run tours every hour on the hour and bookings are essential. We are open on public holidays.

 

The South African Breweries
65 Park Lane
Sandown
Sandton

Switchboard: +27 11 881 8111
Customer Care Line: 0860 12 14 14 – RSA only

 

 

HORSE TRAILS

 

JOHANNESBURG PLANETARIUM
THE LION PARK
RHINO AND LION RESERVE

WONDER CAVES

MYSTIC MONKEYS AND FEATHERS WILDLIFE PARK

VOORTREKKER MONUMENT

Contact Details

Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site

Eeufees Road

Groenkloof

Pretoria Email

marketing@voortrekkermon.org.za

Tel : +27 (0)12 326 6770

Tel :+27 (0)12 325 7885

Tel :+27 (0)12 325 0477

VOORTREKKER MONUMENT On 13 July 1937 the sod turning ceremony took place on Monument Hill. Advocate E.G.Jansen, chairman of the SVK turned the first sod. The cornerstone was laid by Mrs. J.C. Muller (granddaughter of Andries Pretorius), Mrs. K.F. Ackerman (great granddaugther of Hendrik Potgieter), and Mrs. J.C. Preller (great granddaughter of Piet Retief) on 16 December 1938 .

 

Eleven years later the Monument was inaugurated on 16 December 1949. The total cost for the construction of the Monument came to £359,600, of which the state contributed the most. Additional funds were obtained through donations, special stamp sales, commemorative envelopes, mementoes and publications.

 

In 1949 a large amphitheatre was also erected to the North East of the Monument, which seats approximately 20,000 people.Notwithstanding the massive size of the Monument, two other elements make it a site worth visiting: the Historical Frieze and the Cenotaph Hall. Voortrekkers.

 

The unique marble Frieze is an intrinsic part of the design - in bas-relief 27 panels depict the story of the Great Trek from 1835 to 1852. The Frieze does not only show the history of the Great Trek, but also depicts every day life, work methods, religious beliefs and the way of life of the Voortrekkers. The central focus point of the Monument is the Cenotaph. On top of the Hall of Heroes' is an arch from where one can view the interior of the Monument. It is through an opening in the arch that the sun shines at twelve o'clock on 16 December each year onto the middle of the Cenotaph and the words,

NGWENYA GLASS VILLAGE

APARTHEID MUSEUM

NEWTOWN

ROODEPOORT MUSEUM

 

ZOO LAKE

 

Zoo Lake is the venue for the annual Jazz on the Lake and Carols by Candlelight events.

It is also the monthly venue for the Artists under the Sun open air art exhibition.

It also boasts the Coronation Fountain, a Johannesburg heritage symbol.

 

Zoo Lake is a popular spot for picnicing, walking your dog or taking a leisurely boat ride. It has its own information centre and has one of the popular African themed restaurants, Moyo.

 

The Zoo Lake Sports Club is another favourite with residents, offering a variety of sports amenities, a restaurant and pub.

 

WALTER SISULU NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDENS

 
 

ROSEBANK AFRICAN CRAFT MARKET

 
 

JOHANNESBURG ZOO

 
 

S A MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY

 
 

THE ADLER MUSEUM OF MEDICINE

 

Contact Details

Tel: +27-11-717-2081

adler.museum@wits.ac.za

The Adler Museum of Medicine preserves the history of the health sciences in Southern Africa, with special reference to Gauteng. It exists to supplement the educational activities of the University of the Witwatersrand, especially the Faculty of Health Sciences, by means of collections, research, teaching, exhibitions and publications

 

The Adler Museum of Medicine was founded in 1962 and was situated in the grounds of the South African Institute for Medical Research, Johannesburg. It is now housed at the University of the Witwatersrand’s Medical School Campus in Parktown, Johannesburg. Visiting hours are: Monday to Friday, 09:30 to 16:00 Saturdays on request

 

MUSEUM AFRICA

 

Contact Details200

(011) 833-5624 121

Bree Street

Open: Tues to Sun 09h00-17h00,

closed on Monday

MUSEUM AFRICA

Not only is Museum Africa one of the most beautiful buildings where it lies right next door to the Market Theatre complex in Bree Street, Newtown, but it is also a museum with a difference - people who have visited museums throughout the world remark at the interesting and unique approach to the main displays.

 

Museum Africa’s collection and research focuses on indigenous African cultures, history and archaeology, and linguistics, and the collection of rock art is more than impressive. The collected works of art contain many local artists as well as Pre-Raphaelite and Impressionist paintings

 

 

 

ORIENTAL PLAZA

 

Contact Details

(011) 838 6753/2

Open: Mon to Thurs

08h30-17h00,

Sat 08h30-14h30

The Oriental Plaza - Jewel of the shopping price Mecca of South Africa, the real souvenir of Johannesburg.

 

With over 360 stores, the Oriental Plaza, is a unique shopping experience that guarantees you the best selection of local and international designer brands. No price is fixed, bartering or haggling for a price is part of the experience. Be dazzled by a unique shopping experience that guarantees you the best selection of local and international Designer brands.

The variety of Restaurants caters for the most conservative connoisseur. Your will be pampered to your heart's delight and you will leave satisfied.

Secure parking give you the peace of mind to relax and enjoy a shopping experience you will never forget.

  S A WORLD OF BEER
 

 

Contact Details

Tel : +27 11 836 4900

SAB World of Beer is a fun-filled showcase of brewing.

Visit us for a uniquely memorable experience of the magic of beer and brewing and two ice cold frosties afterwards.

 

SAB World of Beer is open for tours Tuesday to Saturday from 10h00 to 18h00 for tours of the beer route.

 

JOHANNESBURG ART GALLERY

 

The Johannesburg Art Gallery is the biggest gallery in the sub-continent, with a collection larger than that of the South African National Art Gallery in Cape Town. This is the home of some of the most prized works not just in the country but also in the world.

Today, the gallery is a national monument housed in a three-storey building boasting 15 exhibition halls and some sculpture gardens on the grounds of Joubert Park.

Klein and King George streets

Joubert Park

Johannesburg

 

STERKFONTEIN CAVES

 
 

JAMES HALL MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT

 
   

Places to see Johannesburg, Johannesburg tourist attractions, Johannesburg tourist destinations, Gold Reef City, Hector Petersen Square, Adler Museum of Medicine, Johannesburg zoo, Bernberg Museum of Costumes, Walter Sizulu Botanical Gardens, Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, Johannesburg Planatarium, Krugersdorp Game Reserve, Lion Park, Nasrec, Museum of Military History, Nelson Mandela Museum, Voortrekker Monument, Rhino and Lion Reserve, Roodepoort City Museum, Sandton Convention Centre, South Africa Breweries, Lipizzaners

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