What to do in Johannesburg in one day

09:00 – The Peech Hotel

09:30 – African Craft Market of Rosebank

10:30 – Motherland Coffee Company Rosebank

11:00 – Johannesburg Botanical Gardens

12:30 – Lunch at Neighbourgoods Market

14:00 – Apartheid Museum

16:00 – Cocobel desserts

17:00 – Maboneng Precinct

18:30 – Constitution Hill

19:30 – Dinner at The Smokehouse & Grill

21:00 – Live Music at The Orbit

22:30 – Anti Est

23:59 – Taboo Night Club

 

We mapped out your day trip in Johannesburg

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Johannesburg

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

The city of Johannesburg has gone through a lot of changes in the last few decades. It is rapidly changing and is now an optimistic view of the future. During your Johannesburg day trips, visit the cultural districts of Newtown and Braamfontein, with their many theaters, cafes, museums, and restaurants. If you’re more into the hipster vibe, head to the Inner City where you’ll be greeted with fabulous architecture and urban renewal projects. The city is well-known for its beer, so spend some time sampling a variety of beer while in Johannesburg. Johannesburg is a city for dreamers and so up-and-coming that you may not want to leave

See the beautiful Coral Reef City and spend time at the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill. Spend time with the animals at the Johannesburg Zoo and Lion Park. Visit the SAB World of Beer, MuseuMafricA, and the Cradle of Humanity

Don’t leave Johannesburg without expiring high tea at a local tea house or dining on the African staple food bobotie. For breakfast, many people have pap, a sort of corn-based porridge. The beer is excellent, so have a glass or two

South Africa has 11 official languages: Afrikaans, Xhosa, Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Northern Sotho, Tsonga, English, Tswana, Zulu, and Swati, and Venda. It is advised to stick to English when conversing with a complete stranger

Summers are wet and warm, with weather in the upper-70s. Fall weather is slightly rainy and can reach 75 degrees. Winter (June to August) is dry and windy, with temperatures in the 60s. Spring warms up to 70 degrees and starts to become rainier

The Rea Vaya is a rapid and direct transit bus that has its own dedicated bus lanes and runs to and from the airport to the city center, costing around 1 Dollar. Taking a taxi into the city usually costs about 30 Dollars

Trains, mini-bus taxis, and buses run all over Johannesburg and are easy to access. Tourists may also cruise around the city in a taxi. See the city in style on a hop-on-hop-off bus tour or rent a car during your trip

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