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Things To Do In Johannesburg

Things To Do In Johannesburg

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Whether you're a local looking to explore our beloved city and experience it to the fullest or you're a visitor interested in exploring everything Johannesburg has to offer, there's sure to be something to excite and thrill! gold reef

Johannesburg is jam-packed with amazing adventures, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and fun weekend musts. From family friendly entertainment perfect for all ages and bustling markets filled with amazing treasures to outdoor excursions and the ringing and flashing lights of a casino, visitors and guests alike will be entertained all day, every day!

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Whether you're looking to take a little gamble to see if Lady Luck is on your side or want to treat your loved ones to a fun day/night out on the town, casinos are usually a great place to start! Other than the flashing lights and the ringing slot machines on the casino floor, there's always plenty of entertainment to keep visitors of all ages entertained. Think a wide range of restaurants to cater to any taste and craving; the last blockbusters at their on-site cinemas; amazing prizes at the game arcades; breathtaking or hilarious live shows on stage at the theatre; and so much more. And in Johannesburg, we have a couple casinos located at each corner of city: Silverstar in the West Rand; Montecasino in the north; Carnival City and Emperors Palace in the East Rand; Gold Reef City in the South; Emerald Resort & Casino in the Vaal; and Sun City Resort out in the Pilanesberg.

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Image from Montecasino.

The destinations named here are just a few of the amazing options the city has to offer! Click here to view more within Joburg’s various suburbs in the East, West, South, North and Central.

Family Friendly Activities

Gather the family and head out into the city for an exciting day out! Since Joburg is always bustling, there's sure to be something to delight you, your friends and loved ones. Visit one of the city's menageries to view interesting and beautiful animals. Perhaps even explore one of the many museums Johannesburg has to offer? There's sure to be something for everyone to enjoy, both young and the young at heart.

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Johannesburg Zoo

Image from the Johannesburg Zoo.


Johannesburg is bursting at the seams when it comes to the diversity and selection of markets. These local markets are weekend hot spots for those looking for a unique shopping experience away from the buzzing retail centres. Each market has its own vibe, feel and collection of interesting trinkets, beautiful arts and crafts, street food delights, live entertainment, exciting activities for the little ones, and handcrafted treasures. A few worth mentioning includes the Neighbourgoods Market, the Rosebank Sunday Market, the Fourways Farmers Market, the Weekend Market and Market on Main.

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rosebank sunday market

Image by the Rosebank Sunday Market.


In the mood to watch one of the latest blockbuster on the big screen? Or would like to catch an oldie at an independent cinema somewhere in the city for a unique screening experience? The city is full of mall and interesting cinemas. Most of the shopping centres in the city house incredible cinemas, including Cresta Shopping Centre, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Sandton City, Mall of Africa, Carnival City and The Zone @ Rosebank, just to name a few. And as for independent cinemas, visit The Bioscope in Milpark and the Egrek Cinema in Parkhurst are well worth visiting!

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silverstar movies

Image from Silverstar Casino.

Outdoor Activities

Why not get out and about, enjoy the fresh air and do something fun and exciting outdoors? There's plenty of nature reserves and safari parks, game drives and hiking trails throughout the city to visit and explore. And if you're looking for a little bit of adrenaline, there's also plenty of action-packed activities and centres that you'll thoroughly enjoy, offering a wide range of fun including bungee jumping, power swings, zip lining from treetop to tree top, archery, horseback riding and more.

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three friends sitting on a boulder on a hiking trail viewing the scenery

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From beautiful opera to breathtaking ballet productions, enthralling shows and side-splitting stand-up comedy, Joburg offers visitors and residents plenty of theatrical experiences that they certainly don't want to miss. Find a theatre near you to what they have showing on stage. Not sure where to start? Visit the Teatro at Montecasino, the Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace, The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City, the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, the Big Top Arena at Carnival City, and Theatre On The Square at Nelson Mandela Square, just to name a few.

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Theatre Curtains

Tourist Attractions

Are you a traveler that's looking to experience Joburg like the locals? Or are you a local looking to experience our beloved city like a traveler? Either way, the city has plenty of tourist attractions that you need to visit, experience and explore. Take a ride through Soweto with Lebo's Soweto Bicycle Tours; visit Gold Reef City not just for the thrilling rides but also the interesting gold mine heritage tours; revisit South Africa's history at the Apartheid Museum; or explore the Cradle of Humankind.

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Tourist attractions johannesburg soweto bicycle tour

Image By Cycle In Soweto

Entertainment Within Particular Suburbs

Visiting a particular suburb in the city and wonder what exciting adventures and activities awaits? Click on your suburb of interest below to view what entertainment options await:

Johannesburg North


Johannesburg Central


Johannesburg South


Johannesburg West & West Rand


Johannesburg East & Ekurhuleni

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