Johannesburg is South Africa’s biggest city and there are a couple of fun things to do in Johannesburg. Johannesburg has got it all, it has the most friendliest people in the world. There are many tourist attractions where you can visit and explore Jozi. In this article, you will learn about 10 things you can do in Johannesburg to make your year memorable.
List 10 Things To Do In Johannesburg
In no particular order, this is a list of top 10 fun things you can do in Johannesburg.
Hop on a Red Bus Tour
The best way to see Johannesburg is to hop onto the Open Red Bus and explore the City of Gold. This City Sightseeing bus allows you to hop-on and hop-off at your leisure with over 16 stops, and taking you to over 20 of Johannesburg’s top attractions. The City Sightseeing Tour comes with on-board audio commentary in 15 languages (English, Afrikaans, Arabic, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Zulu)
Cost: A one-day open bus tour costs R235 per adult and R180 per child.
Shop at the Oriental Plaza
Shopping at Oriental Plaza should be one of the things to add to your list of fun things to do in Johannesburg. Oriental Plaza is an indoor bazaar with shops selling bargains from clothing to home-ware to spices, plus food stalls. With 360 stores you can choose from, this cultural hub and retail has been a part of the Joburg cityscape since the mid-1970s. You will definitely enjoy shopping there.
Rosebank Rooftop Market
The Rooftop Market, situated next to the Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg, Gauteng, is a true expression of South Africa’s vibrancy and dynamism. The Rosebank Sunday Market opens on Sundays from 9am-4pm.
Cost: Free Entrance.
The Apartheid Museum is one of the most popular museums in South Africa. The museum illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid.
Cost: Adults is R100, and pensioners, university students and children is R85.00. School group visits get discounts.
Gold Reef City
If you’re looking for things to do in Johannesburg, Gold Reef City is a MUST visit. Gold Reef City is one of South Africa’s top family attractions, the Gold Reef City precinct includes theme park and casino entertainment as well as hotel.
Cost: Gold Reef City Theme Park entry prices start at R125 per person but differ between the various ticket options.
Mandela’s House, also known as The Nelson Mandela National Museum, is the house on historic Vilakazi Street in Soweto, Orlando West, South Africa, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962. Tourists who visit South Africa love to visit the Mandel House. Add this to your to do list of things to do in Jozi.
Cost: Free. Donations are welcome.
The Orlando Towers are best known for Bungee Jumping. There are various activities you can do in Soweto. You can take on activities such as the 25-metre rock climbing course which is R60 per person and the group paintball at R200 per person. If you are an adrenaline junkie, you can do the Bungee Jump for R630 per person.
Cost: Price starts at R60 per person
Visit the LoCrate Market in Soweto
The LoCrate Market in Soweto is an open-air market with food trucks, live music & vendors selling street-wear, art and handcrafted goods. This market is held the first Sunday of every month from 11am to 6pm in Soweto.
Cost: Entrance is free.
Visit The Maboneng Precinct
The Maboneng Precinct is a MUST visit when you are in the City of Gold. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in JHB. With a mixture of coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries, clothing boutiques and much more, Sundays are their busiest day as Market On Main draws the crowd of the inner city public, the cities suburbs and tourists alike. You should definitely add the Maboneng Precinct to your list of things to do in Johannesburg.
Cost: Entrance is free.
The Living Room Rooftop
The Living Room is one of the coolest rooftop spots in Johannesburg. Situated in the vibrant precinct of Maboneng, the Living Room is a unique blend of the natural and the urban. They host all sorts of functions from public parties to weddings to press launches and much more. The Living Room Rooftop is open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 3pm to 9pm and Sundays from 12pm until 8pm.
Cost: Free Entrance, but you need to buy tickets for events held at The Living Room.
If you know other cheap and fun things to do in Johannesburg, please let us know in the comment section. We hope you enjoyed reading our article. Kindly note that the above mentioned costs are subject to change. Contact the companies directly to get the latest prices and more information about their organizations.
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Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.