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Johannesburg is the third largest city in South Africa, located some 20 km to the north-west from Alberton. The capital city Pretoria is in 70 km to the north-east. This the major city has a population of 2,026,500 people. Many people visit Johannesburg each year to take a look at its famous museums and theatres.

Johannesburg is served by Rand Airport (IATA: QRA) airport, which is 20 km away.

Things to do in Johannesburg

1. Apartheid Museum
The Apartheid Museum is a museum complex in Johannesburg, South Africa dedicated to illustrating apartheid and the 20th century history of South Africa. The complex, owned by Gold Reef City Casino, was opened in November 2001.

2. Market Theatre (Johannesburg)
The Market Theatre, based in the downtown bohemian suburb of Newtown in Johannesburg, South Africa, was opened in 1976, operating as an independent, anti-racist theatre during the country's apartheid regime. It was named after a fruit and vegetable market that was previously located there. It was also known as the Old Indian Market or the Newtown Market, which closed after 60 years. The Market Theatre was renamed John Kani Theatre in 2014 after the renowned South African stage actor John Kani.

3. Johannesburg Zoo
The Johannesburg Zoo is a zoo in Johannesburg, South Africa. Established in 1904, it has traditionally been owned and operated by the City of Johannesburg. However, it has recently been turned into a corporation and registered as a Section 21 non-profit organisation.

4. Soccer City
Soccer City, formerly known as the FNB Stadium, is a stadium located in the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located next to the South African Football Association headquarters (SAFA House) where both the FIFA offices and the Local Organising Committee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup are housed.

5. Johannesburg Art Gallery
The Johannesburg Art Gallery is an art gallery in Joubert Park in the city centre of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is the largest gallery on the continent with a collection that is larger than that of the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town.

6. Johannesburg City Hall
Johannesburg City Hall is an Edwardian building constructed in 1914 by the Hawkey and McKinley construction company. The plan for the building was drawn in 1910 and construction was started in 1913 and finished in 1914. The Gauteng Provincial Legislature currently occupies the building. The City Hall has seen many political events on its steps from protest meetings to a bomb blast in 1988.

7. Gandhi Square
Gandhi Square (formerly Van Der Bijl Square and Government Square) is a plaza located in the Central Business District of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is named after the political activist and pacifist, Mahatma Gandhi.

8. Yeoville Water Tower
The Yeoville Water Tower is located in Harley and Percy Street, Yeoville, near the fountain of Doornfontein; it was built in 1914 by the Sivewright's Johannesburg Waterworks, Estate and Exploration company. It was constructed with a reservoir to supply piped water to Johannesburg. The distinctive onion shape of the tower dominated the hill North-East of the Johannesburg city for many decades and it is still visible from some directions especially from the South. At the time of its erection virt…

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Apartheid Museum

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Johannesburg Botanical Garden

The Johannesburg Botanical Garden is located in the suburb of

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Market Theatre (Johannesburg)

The Market Theatre, based in the downtown bohemian suburb of Newtown

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Johannesburg Zoo

The Johannesburg Zoo is a zoo in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Soccer City

Soccer City, formerly known as the FNB Stadium, is a stadium located

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Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City is a large amusement park in Johannesburg, South

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Delta Park (Johannesburg)

Delta Park is one of Johannesburg´s biggest parks. It is adjacent to

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Nelson Mandela Bridge

The Nelson Mandela Bridge is a bridge in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Johannesburg Art Gallery

The Johannesburg Art Gallery is an art gallery in Joubert Park in the

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Johannesburg City Hall

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Gandhi Square

Gandhi Square (formerly Van Der Bijl Square and Government Square) is

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Yeoville Water Tower

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Witwatersrand

The Witwatersrand is a low, sedimentary range of hills, at an

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Johannesburg Trades Hall

The Trades Hall is one of the oldest Edwardian buildings in the city

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Troyeville Hotel

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Bella Casa Guesthouse

starting $50

Industrial-Style Studio Apartment

starting $26

Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments

starting $59

Journeys Inn Africa Guest Lodge

starting $38

Urban Backpackers

starting $10

Businessburg Hotel

starting $20

Reef Hotel - Johannesburg

starting $65

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