What began as a gold-mining settlement in the 19 century, has become one of the most well-known and visited cities in South Africa. Johannesburg. Joburg. Jozi. Egoli. The City of Gold. A city with many names, many cultures, many unique features, and experiences. Literally, the epitome of a melting pot of diversity. This is the country's biggest city and capital of the Gauteng province. And in this vibrant city that never sleeps, there's plenty of things to do, see, explore, experience, and enjoy, whether you're a local, just visiting for the weekend, or an international traveler looking to make the most of your stay.

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Areas Of Johannesburg
Things To Do In Johannesburg
Restaurants
Shopping
Getting Around Johannesburg
Schools
Outbound & Inbound Travel From Joburg
Hotels & Accommodation
Conference Centres
Municipal Services
Property
Jobs

Areas Of Johannesburg

Since Johannesburg is such a massive city, it has been split into many different areas, namely Joburg Central; Johannesburg North; Johannesburg East & Ekurhuleni; Johannesburg South; and Johannesburg West and the West Rand. To help you navigate your way through these areas in the city, we have compiled insightful guides to many of the various suburbs that make up each of the areas mentioned. Click on your preference Johannesburg area below and start exploring the city of Johannesburg:

Things To Do In Johannesburg

The city of Johannesburg is a beehive of activity when it comes to entertainment and thrills. Visitors and locals can spend their days, evenings, and weekends exploring bustling markets offering stunning handcrafted arts and delicious street food to delight the taste buds. Head to one of the city's exciting casinos and see if Lady Luck is on your side. Explore the buzzing nightlife at many various rooftop bars and pumping nightclubs. Or take a stroll through one of the city's many art galleries and be enchanted by their breathtaking and intriguing artworks. And let's not forget to mention the many theatres scattered throughout Johannesburg hosting productions, shows, and comedy skits that are sure to delight.

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Restaurants

No visit to Johannesburg is complete without delighting your taste buds with incredible dishes from a wide range of amazing restaurants! Each suburb in the city offers something special and unique and you're bound to find something delectable, no matter what you're craving. Visit Joburg Central or Soweto for authentic African cuisine, head to Sandton for some top-notch dining ideal for any special occasion, sip on refreshing and vibrant cocktails in trendy Rosebank, or make your way to Bryanston for some delizioso Italian. The options are endless.

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Shopping

Need to do your weekly grocery haul? Or are you looking to give your wardrobe a makeover with a selection of brand-new clothing, footwear and accessories? Not a problem! The city of Johannesburg is full of exciting retail hubs that's sure to have everything you need, from on-trend fashion, health and beauty products and cool tech gadgets to all things kids, home and décor, stationery and more. Each suburb in the city has something unique, catering to all budgets, tastes and styles. From Maponya Mall in Soweto and Sandton City in the heart of the richest square mile in Africa, to Bedford Centre in Bedfordview and Ferndale on Republic in Ferndale, Randburg, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to retail therapy in Johannesburg.

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Getting Around Johannesburg

Getting around the city is far easier than you think! If you don't have your own mode of transport, there's many many options available to get you out and about in Johannesburg. For starters, we have the obvious Uber drivers and the many taxi ranks scattered all over the city. There's also the 80-kilometre commuter rail system, Gautrain, which links Johannesburg, Pretoria, Ekurhuleni and O.R. Tambo International Airport together with one fast, convenient and efficient service. All you need is a Gautrain card and you're ready to go! There's also the option of car rentals from many reputable rental companies. Getting on the move has never been easier!

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Schools

Johannesburg is the ideal location for families due to its wide choice of educational facilities and schools. Whether you're looking to further your studies at a university or tertiary institute, or are looking for a top-notch private or public primary or high school for your children, there's sure to be a school that'll offer the perfect starting blocks in build your or your children's knowledge and pursue their dreams of becoming a lawyer, a doctor, an architect, or even a trendy fashionista designing fashion perfect for the catwalk. A few Johannesburg education institutes worth mentioning includes the well-known St Stithians College in Sandton, the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Johannesburg, King David Schools, St Mary's School in Waverley and St Andrews School for Girls.

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Outbound & Inbound Travel From Joburg

There are two airports that serve Johannesburg: the privately owned Lanseria International Airport (HLA) just north of Randburg and Sandton; and Africa's biggest and busiest airport situated in Kempton Park, O.R.Tambo International Airport (JNB). Both airports offer domestic and regional flights throughout the country, while O.R. Tambo International Airport caters to international flights across the global. Not only do these airports offer flights to any dream destination in the world, but they also provide travelers with car hire, hotels, restaurants, stores and much more. You can also explore the country by taking a scenic train ride with the Shosholoza Meyl or catching a Greyhound bus.

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Hotels & Accommodation

Johannesburg is always bustling with international travelers, tourists and businessmen from all over the world. And let's not forget our local visitors who are looking for a quick escape from the rush of everyday living. With this in mind, the city offers a wide selection of hotels and accommodation options that'll suit every need, occasion, and pocket. If you're looking to go all out when visiting trendy and vibrant Sandton, why not book a stay at the stunning five-star Michelangelo Hotel on West Street? Want to explore Johannesburg Central and experience inner city living? Visit the funky hostel, Curiocity Joburg in Jeppestown, and stay in one of their hip dorms or private rooms. There's also the contemporary Once In Joburg 'poshtel' right in the middle of town, surrounded by an eclectic selection of restaurants, shops, entertainment and much more.

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Conference Centres

Business makes the world go round, which is why Joburg is full of conferencing venues to ensure that you host productive meetings with your delegates, effortlessly and seamlessly. Looking for something in the middle of the richest square mile in Africa? The Sandton Convention Centre is just the place, not only offering the best in the business but also business breakfasts to treat your guests! And for a space that's not too close but not too far away from all the busy business hubs of the city, why not visit trendy Rosebank, bustling Bedfordview, or even central Randburg, all full of unique restaurants and hotels ideal for your next meeting.

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Municipal Services

To ensure that the city keeps running like a well-oiled machine, visitors and locals will be able to find municipal services scattered throughout Joburg and beyond to ensure that they can get all of their administrative concerns taken care of, as well as their well being, safety and health. From SARS offices and SAPS, to Traffic Departments, Home Affairs, public clinics and fire departments, Johannesburg has everything covered. You can find many various branches located in all major suburbs in the city, ensuring convenience and ease of access.

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Property In Johannesburg

Planning on making your stay in the city a little more permanent? As in moving to the the bustling and beautiful city of Johannesburg? If you're ready to take the plunge, the city offers a wide variety of property options for you to view, explore and perhaps even buy or rent. There are many homes, flats in complexes, and apartments and bachelor pads available in Joburg, you'll certainly feel spoilt for choice. All you have to do is research which areas you'd consider living in (keeping in mind where you work in the city, what you're willing to spend on petrol while commuting, and entertainment hubs), your budget and what you're looking for in a space to call your own.

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Jobs

Looking for a new job? You've come to the right city! Joburg is full of exciting opportunities for those who want to start their career or are simply looking on broadening their horizons with a brand-new venture. Part time work, full time 8 to 5 jobs, and everything else in between, you're bound to find the perfect fit in the city of Joburg. So, get that CV ready and apply for amazing work opportunities in one of the busiest and fast-paced cities in South Africa.

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Situated in Johannesburg North, Randburg is an upmarket area that hosts over 32 smaller suburbs, offering a wide variety of neighbourhoods that's suitable to most lifestyles. This area is well known for its variety of shopping centres, family-friendly entertainment facilities, parks and schools, as well as its more commercial/light industrial features in Strydom Park. Central to the highway and offering easy access to tourist hot spots around Johannesburg, Randburg is an ideal area to start your adventure into the city.

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Shopping

Both large and small, Randburg is home to many various shopping centres and malls to ensure visitors can enjoy some retail therapy, no matter what they're looking for. Many of these malls, centres and stores offer a wide variety of products and services, ranging from fashion and footwear, beauty products and services, groceries and health, technology and accessories to books and stationery, electronics and audio, home and décor, hair and grooming and much more. One of the latest shopping destinations to join the collection of retail hot spots is Ferndale On Republic.

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Restaurants

After a morning of retail therapy, surely visitors to Randburg would like to refuel with a pit stop at one of the many various restaurants and dining spots that the area has to offer. Whether you're looking for a quick takeaway to grab on-the-go, a relaxing sit-down with the family or a romantic date night out with that special someone, Randburg is sure to have just the restaurant. There's also a wide selection of cuisines available throughout the area including Italian, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Asian, Thai, Indian, American, fast food and much more.

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Entertainment

Looking for a fun day out with the family? Randburg offers plenty of entertainment options that's sure to delight visitors of all ages. During the day, you and your family can spend the afternoon enjoying some friendly competition with a few rounds of Adventure Golf, catching a movie or even taking to the ice at a nearby ice rink. And once the evening arrives, there are a couple late night hangout to visit if you're in the mood to dance the night away or meet up with your friends for a game of pool. And you can even take your four-legged companion for a walk around one of the local parks. The entertainment activities are endless. There's something for everyone.

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Schools

Randburg boasts 34 schools across all suburbs within the area, ranging from public to private schools, beginning at the starting blocks of pre-school, all the way to tertiary education institutes for those who are looking to further their education. A few of the more well-known Randburg schools and educational institutes include Damelin College, Robin Hills Primary School, Radley Private School, Vega School, Hoërskool Randburg and SPARK Cresta.

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Accommodation & Hotels

Visiting for business? Taking a well-deserved holiday from the hustle and bustle of everyday living? Or simply need a romantic weekend away to reignite that spark between you and your sweetheart? Whatever your reason, there are plenty of accommodation and hotels within the area. You'll be spoilt for choice with a wide variety of accommodation styles, rooms and options to suit your needs and budget. On a tight budget? Take a look at three-star lodges, B&Bs and hotels including the Sierra on Main, Apollo Conferencing Hotel or 49 On Cherry. Or if you're planning something special and would like to go all out on the accommodation, choose something from the five-star options including Morrells Manor House and Over The Moon Guesthouse.

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Property & Apartments

On the market for the home of your dreams in the suburbs where you can raise a family of your own? Or simply looking for a convenient location to call home that's central to work, family and friends, and all of the other lifestyle and entertainment hubs in between? No matter what you're looking for, when it comes to property and apartments, Randburg will certainly have just the space to call your own, whether it's a house, a flat, a cottage, apartment complex or commune. With over 32 suburbs to explore within the area, you're bound to find the perfect home.

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Municipal Services

All within close proximity to one another are SARS, Home Affairs, the Licensing Department, the Traffic Department and City Power. You don't need to travel too far in order to get all your administrative errands done and dusted. These municipal services can all be found either on Malibongwe Drive or within the Randburg central business district. Also, if you need to get a few repairs done on your car or home, be sure to visit Strydom Park on the other side of the suburb for some maintenance assistance.

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Jobs In Randburg

There is nothing better than finding a job that's close to home. Not only will you have the convenience of living within close proximity to your office or workplace, but you'll also save on travel costs and spend much less time fighting through the rush hour traffic. Visit Indeed's Randburg Jobs page to see what jobs and vacancies are available within the area to get your started on your path to success.

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