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Taxi
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From the Airport
The O R Tambo International Airport is ...
Driving Tips
The road and highway network of the ...
Bus
Traveling by bus in Johannesburg is ...
Best of the city in one day
You can start the day with breakfast at Fourno's Bakery after which you can proceed to a replica of ...
FNB Dance Umbrella
The Dance Forum was created in 2003 to promote contemporary dance and to provide platforms for ...
Joy of Jazz
An exhibition specially designed for jazz lovers! It is a multi faceted event celebrating South ...
Rand Easter Show
The Rand Show is an annual consumer exhibition and entertainment forum that displays everything ...
When to Go
The best time to visit Johannesburg is throughout the year ! It is one of the most popular tourist ...

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Johannesburg Today
Johannesburg or Jo' burg as referred to by some residents of the city is a modern day metropolis sprawling over an area of 1600 square kilometers. With roots as being a small gold rush settlement, it has grown into the largest city of sub-Saharan Africa and the economic powerhouse of the country. A honeycomb of tunnels and caves dot the outskirts of the city. A range of Edwardian and Victorian architecture visible all over the city combines with concrete and metal skyscrapers with a web of highways running in between, to form what is Johannesburg today.
Additionally, the city is cove

Johannesburg Back Then
In the early 19th century, Johannesburg was just a minor settlement developed around several gold mines spread over the area. The city was consistently the site of civil wars, specially during the apartheid.
It is littered with scars and landmarks highlighting its past in the form of numerous gold mines that are gradually disappearing, and museums about the apartheid era and monuments honoring some of the greatest names of history. The city once home to the legendary Mahatma Gandhi who spent 21 years of his life there, now has a museum dedicated to him and  the time he spent in

InterContinental Sandton Towers
This hotel is ideally located in the city's most exclusive business and residential district with di
InterContinental Airport Sun
This world class hotel is South Africa's only luxury airport resort and offers features varying fro
The Palazzo Montecasino
The Palazzo Montecasino is located in the heart of Montecasino, a world-class gaming, leisure, enter
The Westcliff
Want to watch elephants strolling in the zoo or hear the roar of lions by night? All this is possibl
The Grace
The Grace is the ideal choice for guests seeking a sophisticated and more intimate alternative to t
Ekala Guest Farm and Eco Tours
The guest house is ideal for those who are looking for the luxuries and comfort of a home while on

Southgate Mall
One of the best places to find anything and everything under the sun specially great furniture but
The Glen
The Glen Shopping Center is the foremost shopping center of Johannesburg south. This mall houses spe
Dobsonville Shopping Centre
One of the first shopping complexes in Soweto, it is home to the major department stores and retail
Maponya Mall
Maponya Mall is the largest mall of South Africa and is home to more than 200 stores of every kind.
Cresta
One of the largest malls in the city, it is filled with supermarkets, coffee shops, and clothing sto
Fourways Mall
Chain stores, boutiques and miniature golf! The best place for a decent mid day splurge just before

FNB Dance Umbrella
The Dance Forum was created in 2003 to promote contemporary dance and to provide platforms for cont
Joy of Jazz
An exhibition specially designed for jazz lovers! It is a multi faceted event celebrating South Afr
Rand Easter Show
The Rand Show is an annual consumer exhibition and entertainment forum that displays everything from
The Getaway Show
An annual exhibition promoting travel and tourism as well as outdoor products which is a relatively
Decorex
The Decorex exhibition is an annual exhibition of home decor and design highlighting contemporary a
Arts Alive
Arts Alive is an annual event that extends throughout the month and is composed of musical, visual,

Giles
One of the best places to find British and French cuisine within a reasonable budget. It is a restau
The Singing Fig
Cuisine: Italian
Address: 44 The Avenue, Norwood Gardens
Telephone: +27 (0)11 728 243
Browns of Rivonia
Cuisine: Mixed & Italian (formal business lunches and dinners)   Address: 21 Wessels Ro
Linger Longer
Linger Longer is a beautiful restaurant encased in a beautiful pre-war estate and is famous for its
Moyo Newtown
Cuisine: Mixed African Address: Market Theatre Complex, 121 Bree Street, Newtown
Telephone:
Bistro 277 on Main
One of the best restaurants in town, it boasts a casual, fresh and modern look and is great for splu

Fast Facts
.    Location
Gauteng, South Africa
·    Dialing code
South Africa: +27   
Johannesburg: 11
All local numbers dialed from within the city should be preceded with the area code.
·    Emergency numbers
All Query Hotline (Johannesburg Connect): 011 375-5555
Emergency Services: 011 375-5911

Johannesburg International Airport    011 921 6262
Directory inquiries
Local numbers    1023

International numbers    1903


Any Emergency    107

Ambulance    10177

Automobile Association Rescue    080 001 0101

Johannesburg Central    011 375-5911

Flying Squad - Police    10111

National Tourism Information and Safety Line 083 113 2345


·    Population
The total population of Johannesburg is around 3.2 million.
·    Languages
The primary language spoken in the city is English. However, a number of African languages as well as certain Asian languages are also spoken by the residents.
·   
SAST: GMT/UTC + 2
·    Average January temperatures
High: 25 °C
Low: 16 °C
·    Average Ju

 

 
What to do with Children in Tow
Johannesburg is a great place for kids! The Joburg Zoo is sure to make them gape in wonder at the hordes of animals there, or perhaps the ...
Health and Safety
Health Tips Travelers are advised to get children up to the age of twelve inoculated for Hepatitis B and for measles as ...

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