10 Best Activities to Do around Johannesburg

Jozi’ or ‘Joburg

Johannesburg, nicknamed as ‘Jozi’ or ‘Joburg’ is one of the largest cities in South Africa and is a key tourist destination around the world. Wondering what to do in this vibrant city can be a bit overwhelming; so we’ve come up with a comprehensive list of best activities to enjoy in Johannesburg that will assure you a fun-packed holiday.

Here are a list of a few exciting activities you should do when you are in Johannesburg. Take a look at the pointers below and choose the best:

Top Activities to Enjoy around Johannesburg –

1. Get Up Close & Personal to the King of Jungle at the Lion Park –

The Lion Park

The Lion Park in Johannesburg , the wildlife conservation area in South Africa stretching over 500 acres of land in the Gauteng Province, is the home to transversal lions. Over 80 lions in the park including some rare white lions along with other carnivores like cheetahs, cape wild dogs, spotted hyenas, antelopes, black-backed jackal and more. So don’t miss out the opportunity to see spectacular wildlife varieties at Lion Park, Johannesburg when you are on a holiday in Johannesburg.

2. Visit the Nelson Mandela Square –

Previously known as Sandton Square, Nelson Mandela Square was renamed in the honor of the former President of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist, the late Nelson Mandela in 2004. On your Johannesburg French guided tours, you’ll see a beautiful statue of Nelson Mandela erected in the square, luring many travel enthusiasts who want to click pictures next to the iconic president of South Africa. In fact, this Square boasts a sprinkler fountain offering a great entertainment facilities to children.

3. See the Golden Rhinoceros at Mapungubwe –

The ruins of the Kingdom of Mapungubwe were discovered first in 1932. They give the evidence of the  early smiting of gold in South Africa and also the extravaganza of wealth and social differentiation of people of Mapungubwe. While traveling Mapungubwe with a French speaking guide in Johannesburg, see the replica of the gold rhinoceros erected on Fox Street – just opposite of the Hollard Street Pedestrian Mall. However, many travelers just love to stop by the Golden Rhinoceros of Mapungubwe to take a photo with this famous historic gem.

4. Enjoy a Gala Time in Gold Reef City –

Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City is an amusement park located on a gold mine. Here, you can enjoy a wide array of fun rides and also get an opportunity to learn more about the real life mining disasters. Even, taking a rife with a giant wheel offers a striking view of Johannesburg’s picturesque suburbs and the beautiful calabash of Soccer City.

5. Experience Vibrant Culture at Lesedi Cultural Village –

Lesedi Cultural Village

Choosing a Lesedi Cultural Village tour can be always a must-have for your bucket list. It’s the destination that allows visitors to get a close glimpse of the diverse South African tribes and cultures. Located up close to the Hartebeesspoort Dam, the cultural village is the home to traditional houses and offers a stunning introduction to dances as well as traditions like Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Nguni, Ndebele and Basotho people.

6. Travel Johannesburg Zoo with Kids –

The Johannesburg Zoo boasts 140 acres of land with 2000 animals of 320 different species. Though often overlooked by tourists, the zoo has been upgraded over the few years and is definitely well-worth destination for a visit. On a visit with French speaking guide in Johannesburg, see hippos, primates, monkeys, reptiles, lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, antelope, leopards, zebras and more.

7. Stop at The Apartheid Museum –

Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum is the most popular option amongst visitors who are keen to know about the historic activities and myth of Johannesburg and South Africa as a whole. While making a visit on French guided tours in Johannesburg, you will be able to learn the history of South Africa through film footage, photographs, text panels and a variety of artifacts that stand out as a witness to several events and human stories, which were part of apartheid.

8. Climb Orlando Towers –

cooling Orlando Towers

Are you ready for a vertical adventure in this holiday? If so, then on sider visiting Orlando Towers with a French speaking tour guide in Johannesburg. The cooling Orlando Towers forms two beautifully distinctive landmarks in the urban Soweto Township.  Soon to be extended by 100 meters, a view from the top of these spectacular towers is one of the best ways to challenge your ultimate spirit for the great outdoors.


9. Visit Johannesburg Botanical Gardens –

The most sought after destination to be chosen on your guided tours in Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens is a breathtaking place for picnickers and joggers. If you are looking for a peaceful place for your holidays, there’s nothing that can beat the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens. You just check out what exactly happens here with a French speaking guide in Johannesburg!

10. Visit to Maboneng Prescint –


The Urban experience. Maboneng meaning “Place of Light” is a fully integrated urban neighbourhood on the east side of Johannesburg CBD. Both a mixed-use development and urban community, Maboneng is home to several independent retail, restaurants and entertainment venues as well as lot apartments, offices, film and sound studios, a hotel, a hostel, a museum and creative factory spaces.

Conclusion –

as you can see, Johannesburg is abuzz with several adventure-filled and fun packed activities. Make use of Mount Zion Tours and Travels and get to the “City of Gold” with a French speaking guide to experience the magical ambience in a truly authentic way!

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