What to see where to go in Johannesburg

Located in the eastern plateau of South Africa, Johannesburg is the largest city in the country, and one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the world. Having grown in popularity through hosting the very successful Football World Cup in 2010, it has now one of the busiest harbours with thousands of tourists streaming into the city daily from various South Africa cruises. The city has a rich cultural heritage and visitors are certain to find plenty to see and do, the best of which we’ll take a look at below:

The Apartheid Museum
The Apartheid Museum is a must-visit attraction for visitors to Johannesburg, and serves as a stark reminder of the struggles faced by South Africans in the 20th century, which ended thanks to the country’s ex-president and most famous national Nelson Mandela. A series of exhibition areas take visitors on a step-by-step journey through the story of how racial discrimination was overcome, and can be emotional and compelling for visitors.

FNB Stadium
Also known as Soccer City, the FNB Stadium is located in the Soweto area of Johannesburg. Designed and purpose-built for the 2010 World Cup, the FNB Stadium is currently the largest stadium on the continent, with a capacity of 94,736. Whilst it’s fantastic to watch a football match or event at the stadium, the sheer majesty of the grounds make it a worthwhile visit even when it’s not in use.

Lion Park
What better way to discover the wildlife of South Africa than to get up close and personal? Johannesburg’s Lion Park is open from early morning up until late in the evening, and allows visitors to experience the thrill of getting in amongst the habitats of many of the country’s indigenous animals. Visitors can feed giraffes, take a walk with cheetahs, and experience authentic Africa by camping overnight, surrounded by the sounds of roaring lions.

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