Johannesburg, often referred to as the ‘City of Gold’ is a vibrant metropolis that pulsates with energy, creativity, and rich cultural diversity born of its notable history.

South Africa's Largest City and Economic Hub with an Artistic Spirit

Affectionately known as Joburg or Jozi, Johannesburg is the provincial capital of Gauteng Province, and the site of the South African Constitutional Court. From its iconic skyline to its dynamic neighbourhoods, the city offers a blend of urban sophistication and authentic African experiences in a melting pot of culture, art, and history – and is well worth a stopover. Johannesburg’s art scene is a testament to the city’s creative spirit and diverse cultural influences and there are a wealth of art galleries, museums, and cultural institutions that showcase a range of artistic expressions. Visit the Johannesburg Art Gallery, which houses an extensive collection of African art, contemporary works, and European masterpieces. Explore the cutting-edge galleries in the trendy Braamfontein and Rosebank, where you’ll find photography showcases and thought-provoking installations. Art guides bring this expression to life.

Johannesburg's Place of Light and Living History

Maboneng, meaning ‘Place of Light’ in Sotho, is a rejuvenated neighbourhood in the heart of Johannesburg that has emerged as a hub of innovation. This trendy precinct is home to a thriving street art scene, eclectic street markets, chic boutiques, hip cafes, and a vibrant nightlife. Stroll through the streets adorned with colorful murals and graffiti, visit contemporary art galleries showcasing the works of local artists, and immerse yourself in the pulsating atmosphere of this urban oasis. No visit to Johannesburg is complete without a trip to Soweto, a township that holds significant historical and cultural importance. Soweto played a pivotal role in the struggle against apartheid and is home to iconic landmarks that tell the story of South Africa’s past and its journey towards freedom. Visit the Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial, which commemorates the 1976 Soweto Uprising, and gain a deeper understanding of the human rights struggles that shaped the nation. Explore Vilakazi Street, the only street in the world to have been home to two Nobel Peace Prize laureates – Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. 


Johannesburg offers countless accommodation options, and we have handpicked the finest. It is also where the country’s primary OR Tambo International Airport is based, which sees the bulk of incoming international flights arriving and departing, connecting the country with Africa, and the world.