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Johannesburg is the third largest city in South Africa situated some 20 km north-west of Alberton and 70 km from Pretoria. According to the latest census, the population of Johannesburg is about 2,026,500 people. Johannesburg is a popular tourist destination thanks to its museums and zoos.

Airport Rand Airport (IATA: QRA) is 20 km away from Johannesburg and is the closest airport to it.

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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. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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…

5. Witwatersrand
The Witwatersrand is a low, sedimentary range of hills, at an elevation of 1700-1800 metres above sea-level, which runs in an east-west direction through Gauteng in South Africa. The word in Afrikaans means " the ridge of white waters" Geologically it is complex, but the principal formations are quartzites, conglomerates and shales of the Witwatersrand System. It forms a continental divide with run-off to the north draining into the Limpopo River and Indian Ocean and to the south draining into t…

If you have seen everything in Johannesburg already, take a look on the outskirts of the town. If you will be around, try one of the following places:

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Johannesburg tourist attractions and interesting places

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Johannesburg Botanical Garden

The Johannesburg Botanical Garden is located in the suburb of

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Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum is a museum complex in Johannesburg, South Africa

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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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Yeoville Water Tower

The Yeoville Water Tower is located in Harley and Percy Street,

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Hotels in Johannesburg

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Troyeville Hotel

starting $43

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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