El museo nacional de la Historia Militar de Sudáfrica tiene una de las más amplias colecciones perteneciente a los varios conflictos armados que involucraron a Sudáfrica a través de los años. Aeronaves, transportes de armas, artillería, pequeñas armas, uniformes y lo que comprende la guerra se encuentran en exhibición. La tienda del museo vende refrescos y una gama impresionante de libros. Hay videos que se ofrecen sin cargo a los turistas durante los fines de semana y los feriados, el patio de juegos mantiene a los pequeños entretenidos. También a disposición una biblioteca de referencia, sala de conferencias e instalaciones adecuadas.
Meaning a place of light, Maboneng is an urban neighborhood that has been privately developed in eastern Johannesburg CBD. With several independent retail, restaurants and entertainment venues as well as loft apartments, offices, hotel, a museum and creative factory spaces, the place is a thriving cultural hub.
Experience the forest from a whole new angle with Acrobranch, one of a number of outdoor adventure parks, which offers a number of exciting activities like canopy walks, bungee jumping and zip lines. Located in the James and Ethel Gray Park, this particular facility has one of Africa's longest zip lines which makes its way through the forested canopy of the park. Zip down the rope from tree to tree across their various zip lines or show off your climbing skills on their various obstacle courses which include everything from monkey bars to Tarzan swings. Separate obstacle courses are also available for kids and teenagers.
This area of Johannesburg is filled with mixed themes and is rife with history. A symbol of South Africa's journey to freedom, the Constitutional Court sits where the Old Fort Prison Complex used to house both political and common criminals. Figures such as Robert Sobukwe, Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela were once imprisoned in these walls until its closure in 1983. This site has been transformed into a monument of justice. Guided and interactive tours are scheduled regularly.
Built around the No. 14 shaft of Crown Mines, this city is an authentic reproduction of Johannesburg at the beginning of the 1900s. There are fully furnished miner's houses with original furniture and fittings, including pressed ceilings. The museum exhibits include antique clothing and children's toys, which take the visitor back 100 years to the city that was. A train encircles the park and many shops offer interesting curios. You can also visit the original gold mine in a lift that goes down to 220 meters below the surface. An on site casino is open 24 hours daily.
Take a break from the busy city life and enjoy an family-outing at Emmarentia Dam. Spread across 18.53 acres (7.5 hectares) of land, this dam is popular picnic spot amongst tourists and locals alike and is equipped with barbecue facilities for you to enjoy a hearty meal with your loved ones. The dam is surrounded by several botanical gardens and boasts of splendid vistas. Besides, this spot usually sees flocks of migratory birds and is popular destination amongst the avid bird-watchers and photographers. Emmarentia Dam has a canoe club nearby where you can enjoy water-sport activities and also houses a tea room for you to relish a quick bite with some refreshments. Even your furry-friend can accompany you here as this is a well-known dog-walking area.
Housed in the Witwatersrand University property, The Life Sciences Museum and Biodiversity Centre claims to be the only museum of life sciences in the city of Johannesburg. Established in 2003, this museum was formed by the merger of the C. E. Moss Herbarium and Zoology museum. The C. E. Moss herbarium dates back to 1917 and boasts of a collection of 100000 botanical specimens from around the world. The Zoology museum dates back to 1922 and was founded by the Zoology Head of Department Professor Fantham. This museum was started as an attempt for the better understanding of the subject with the collections imported from Europe. Now, the zoology museum boasts of a collection of 60,000 specimens, out of which 40,000 are embryological specimens which are touted to be one of the largest embryological collections in the southern hemisphere.
Favorito de niños y adultos, el Planetario de Johannesburgo tiene programas continuados que educan al público acerca de los planetas más alejados. Hay muchas muestras y cantidad de información en todo el edificio. El tour completo lleva unas dos horas. Durante la semana se admiten niños escolares solamente de martes a viernes. Están disponibles demostraciones individuales los fines de semana. Llame para confirmar los horarios.
One of the largest neighborhoods in all of Johannesburg, Parktown is home to several schools, businesses, churches and restaurant as well as residential areas which are restful, quiet and peaceful. With the earliest houses in the area dating all the way back to the late 1800s, the neighborhood has quite a number of historical buildings from the Victorian and Edwardian eras including quite a few mansions. The residential area of Parktown is mostly concentrated in the western half of the area. These neighborhoods with their streets bordered by beautiful, flowering trees like Jacaranda and Plane, are known for their peaceful and suburban culture.
A place dedicated to the contemporary artwork on paper, the Gallery Art On Paper (popularly known as AOP) is located in the heart of the Braamfontein neighborhood of Johannesburg. You can find some of the finest exhibitions of contemporary art on display with art forms ranging from modern art paintings to photography and digital prints. Open throughout the year, the place offers its premises to exhibit the works of emerging as well as professional artists on regular basis.