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Johannesburg Vacations

The top sights, highlights, tours & travel itinaries curated by our Travel Experts.

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    4. Johannesburg

    Travel to Johannesburg on Vacation

    "Jozi," as the city is known by locals, has seen tremendous development in the last 10 years. A stroll down Maboneng reveals the city’s renaissance: The colorful murals of this celebrated street remind you that Johannesburg has finally redefined itself as one of the great cities of Africa. History, politics, and diversity have combined to give the city of gold a unique air of enchantment.

    1. Apartheid Museum

    2. Hector Pieterson Museum

    3. Maboneng Precinct

    4. Constitution Hill

    5. Soweto

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    Things to Do in Johannesburg

    1. Apartheid Museum

    The Apartheid Museum exhibits the rise and fall of the South Africa's era of segregation and oppression. It uses a variety of media to give a moving insight into the architecture and implementation of the apartheid system, and recaps the struggle for democracy in the country. Allow plenty of time to explore this fascinating institution.

    2. Hector Pieterson Museum

    The Hector Pieterson Museum offers insights into the origins of the Soweto uprisings and their consequences. The museum was named after one of the first schoolchildren killed by the police during the 1976 Soweto uprising. Personal testimonies and videos are used emotively—a fitting way to understand the historical context of this city.

    3. Maboneng Precinct

    Featuring dozens of public artworks scattered about the neighborhood, from landmark murals to wonderful sculptures, the “place of light,” as the name means in Sesotho, is a top destination in Johannesburg. Offering a mix of unique restaurants, cafes, markets and art galleries, a visit here reveals why Maboneng has earned a well-deserved name as the center of creative energy.

    4. Constitution Hill

    Constitution Hill is a living museum that tells the story of South Africa’s journey to democracy. While the buildings of Constitution Hill showcase the horrors of some of the darkest hours of the country's history, they also paint an optimistic future. Daily tours are available to give the visitor a touching look into South Africa’s past.

    5. Soweto

    Soweto is arguably the most famous and, in the past, most notorious township in South Africa. The post-apartheid period, however, has transformed it into a bustling center of restaurants, culture and music. Most, however, come to visit the places of historical significance that are located here. These include the home of former President Nelson Mandela, as well as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and the Hector Pieterson Museum. Less

    Visit Johannesburg on These Tours

    1. See the shores of Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles mountain range on a Best of South Africa Tour

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      $1,849

      excl. Flight (p.P.)

    2. Discover beautiful giraffes and other animals on a Kruger safari

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      $1,934

      excl. Flight (p.P.)

    Other Places to Visit During Your Tour

    1. Africa , South Africa, Stellenbosch, view of a sunny green vineyard with a mountain in the background.

      Stellenbosch

    2. Africa, South Africa,  Knysna, lighthouse on the ocean cliffs.

      Knysna

    3. Two young African lions located in Kruger safari park

      Kruger Park

    4. Discover the beautiful city of Cape Town, pictured here from above, on a cape town vacation

      Cape Town

    5. Africa, South Africa, Oudtshoorn, Cango Caves lit up.

      Oudtshoorn

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