1 Downtown Johannesburg

Experience a truly pan-African urban buzz at the heart of the continent’s richest city.

2 Melville

Hang out with Jo’burg’s students and hipsters in one of the city’s few places where bars, cafés and decent restaurants line the street.

3 The Apartheid Museum, Jo’burg

A powerful, inspiring journey through the South African struggle for freedom.

4 Soweto tours

Sample the vibrancy of South Africa’s most historically significant township.

5 The big match

Whether it’s Chiefs v Pirates or Springboks v All Blacks, sport in Jo’burg is always big news.

6 Live music

Make the effort and you’ll find that Jo’burg has the best scene in the country.

7 Cradle of Humankind

A series of caves on the fringe of Johannesburg provides vital fossil evidence of human ancestry.

8 Voortrekker Monument and The Freedom Park, Pretoria

These two monuments are dramatic tributes to the old and new South Africa.

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