Global Search

Set Current Location
Sign Out
user image
My Profile
Sign Out
While we do our best to ensure the accuracy of our listings, some venues may be currently temporarily closed without notice. Please confirm status on the venue website before making any plans.
Family Outings
Concert Venues
Historic Sites

Child Friendly
Good for Groups
Provides Tours
Weird & Wonderful

Approximate Duration: 1 hr

Top Rated Attractions in Johannesburg

Search Radius (Miles)
Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum best reflects the history of South Africa's apartheid days. Under the able guidance of Nelson Mandela, the country strongly fought racial discrimination, and this museum stands as a reminder of those stories and experiences. Photographs, film footage and artifacts displayed in the 22 exhibition areas will take one through the journey of the nation's struggle. If you're in Johannesburg, do not miss an opportunity to gain insight into this integral part of South Africa's history.

Wits Art Museum

Wits Art Museum had humble beginnings, as a collection that was meant to be a teaching aid at the university. Generous patronage from Norman Herber allowed the faculty to acquire newer works. A major donation of classical African art in 1978 started things, and today, the museum has one of the finest collections of African art in the country. From modern works to historical art from all over Africa, the collection is extensive. The Standard Bank African Art Collection is the focal point of the museum. Other prominent exhibits include the Wits Museum of Ethnology Collection, The Sekoto Collection and The Robert Hodgins Print Archive. The modern museum building has state-of-the-art facilities to preserve the works. The on-site cafe offers a selection of snacks and light bites.

St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church

An, as yet, unexplained phenomenon occurs in one of the windows in this stately church each day as the sun is setting. The image resembling the crucifixion of Christ appears in only one of the windows, although it is of the same hue, consistency and construction as all the others. To date, no chemical or physical explanation has been found, and the occurrence is widely accepted as a form of stigmata. The window is of hammered, amber glass and grants an amazingly clear picture of the scenes at Golgotha. For visits, phone and arrange details.

Nelson Mandela Museum

Commonly referred to as Mandela House, Nelson Mandela National Museum is an important national monument in Johannesburg. This museum is housed at the prior residence of the legendary Nelson Mandela himself and takes one through the history of Africa. Operating since 1997, this museum showcases several artifacts of the former President. The museum chronicles the life story of Nelson Mandela and his family and his struggle for the betterment of Africa. The museum was renovated in 2009 and has been listed as one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa.

Zoo Lake

Probably the most frequented open-space area in the suburbs of Johannesburg, Zoo Lake has a restaurant, paddle-boat facilities as well as waterfowl in abundance. The restaurant is housed within buildings at the heart of the property and a bowling club lies to the right. Concerts are often hosted here and an annual, ‘Jazz at the Park' concert is becoming a recognized event. ‘Artists under the Sun' is a regular affair providing artists an opportunity to showcase their works by the lakeside. Weekends are always hectic and everyone and their dog seems to find some amusement there. No entrance fee. Dogs on leashes only. Plenty of parking.

Smuts House Museum

This house belonged to one of South Africa's foremost statesmen, Jan Christian Smuts. Smuts was a philosopher, a farmer, lawyer and a botanist. Clad in wood and steel, the homestead is quite evocative. The furniture and decorations inside the house are still the same as they were when Jan lived there, with just little renovations. Visitors to the farmhouse can get to enjoy Smuts' love for farming, by taking a walk in his interesting yard.

0,6 36 6 1 5,7,6 F-TA Approximate Duration: 1 hr F-TA|approximate-duration|Approximate Duration [["Apartheid Museum","-26.237867753186","28.008370606816","https:\/\/\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue_circle.png","","","Northern Parkway & Gold Reef Road, Johannesburg, 2001","https:\/\/\/johannesburg\/347218-apartheid-museum"],["Wits Art Museum","-26.192962674488","28.033022467078","https:\/\/\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue_circle.png","","","1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg, 2000","https:\/\/\/johannesburg\/801732-wits-art-museum"],["St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church","-26.191140721527","28.313970345756","https:\/\/\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue_circle.png","","","Woburn Avenue, Benoni, 1501","https:\/\/\/johannesburg\/170430-st-athanasios-greek-orthodox-church"],["Nelson Mandela Museum","-26.238550772103","27.908788156265","https:\/\/\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue_circle.png","","","8115 Vilakazi Street, Johannesburg, 1804","https:\/\/\/johannesburg\/950543-nelson-mandela-museum"],["Zoo Lake","-26.162387332668","28.03481880683","https:\/\/\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue_circle.png","","","Jan Smuts Avenue and Westwold Way, Johannesburg, 2121","https:\/\/\/johannesburg\/175367-zoo-lake"],["Smuts House Museum","-25.889297586631","28.230884509597","https:\/\/\/assets\/images\/google_markers\/dark_blue_circle.png","","","Jan Smuts Avenue, Centurion, 0062","https:\/\/\/pretoria\/212262-smuts-house-museum"]] adayincity 347218,801732,170430,950543,175367,212262 6 0 1 Attractions
5,7,6,10 0 0 0 10 0

More Attractions

5,7,6,10 36 0 0 0,6 6