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Ranked #1 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Museums
Owner description: The stories that lived (and still live) within the walls of the Lindfield Victorian House Museum tell a tale of Johannesburg... more » Owner description: The stories that lived (and still live) within the walls of the Lindfield Victorian House Museum tell a tale of Johannesburg during an era that, more than any other, shaped urban Johannesburg as we know it today. A tale of the day-to-day family life and fashion trends, masters and servants, elegance, high culture, high teas, social etiquette and intellectual achievements. The spirit of this amazing era lives on in the museum and visitors not only learn its cultural history, but also experience the ambience of a bygone world. Open by appointment only. « less
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Ranked #2 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
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Category: ; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
This museum is architecturally interesting and packed with thoughtful, often brutal, reminders of South Africa’s history.
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Ranked #3 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Scenic Railroads; Transportation
Owner description: Gautrain is Africa’s first world-class, modern rapid rail and bus service for Gauteng, a province regarded as the economic... more » Owner description: Gautrain is Africa’s first world-class, modern rapid rail and bus service for Gauteng, a province regarded as the economic heartland of South Africa. « less
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Ranked #4 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
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Category: Museums
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Ranked #5 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #6 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
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Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
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Category: Military Museums; Museums
Owner description: This large museum contains mostly military-related records, journals, weapons and photographs that depict the nation’s... more » Owner description: This large museum contains mostly military-related records, journals, weapons and photographs that depict the nation’s participation in large-scale conflicts. « less
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Ranked #8 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
Owner description: The Maboneng Precinct is a connected Urban neighbourhood in downtown Johannesburg. Maboneng is fast becoming Jo'burg's... more » Owner description: The Maboneng Precinct is a connected Urban neighbourhood in downtown Johannesburg. Maboneng is fast becoming Jo'burg's most unique and innovative area, offering live / work and entertainment opportunities within a fully integrated urban environment. Completed developments include Arts on Main and Main Street Life, Revolution House and more. Maboneng is also home to flagship fashion stores and diverse eateries and entertainment spaces. « less
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Ranked #9 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Museums
Owner description: A fun filled guided tour through an interactive multi-media museum, exploring the rich history of beer and its South African... more » Owner description: A fun filled guided tour through an interactive multi-media museum, exploring the rich history of beer and its South African story. End off with a cold pint in the Tap Room overlooking the city. The immersive tour explores the rich history of Africa's beer culture, transporting you from the tombs of Egypt to the mining townships of Johannesburg's pioneer days. You'll also get to taste traditional African beer, hold hop flowers in your hands, smell the different types of barley and peer into the great big wort kettle! Beer memorabilia and merchandise are also available at the adjoining shop, Tankards and Togs. Since being opened by former President Nelson Mandela nearly 20 years ago, the World of Beer has become one of the country's top attractions for foreigners and locals alike, winning SA Tourism's "Tourist Attraction Category Winner" for three consecutive years. It also houses a five-star conference and event venue. Visit experience it for yourself! Access SAB World of Beer is situated in the heart of the Johannesburg Newtown Cultural Precinct. It is within walking distance of the three major railway stations (Westgate, Braamfontein and Park Station) and conveniently located on one of the city's main taxi routes. Shuttle services from the Gautrain station can be arranged at a minimal cost. « less
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Ranked #10 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
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Category: Science Museums; Museums
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Ranked #11 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Museums
Owner description: The exhibition of Nobel Laureates is about peacemakers – men and women from all corners of the globe – who have dedicated... more » Owner description: The exhibition of Nobel Laureates is about peacemakers – men and women from all corners of the globe – who have dedicated their lives to make the world a better place. The exhibition at the Peacemakers Museum celebrates the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates but in particular our own Albert Luthuli, Desmond Tutu, FW de Klerk and Nelson Mandela. « less
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Ranked #15 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #16 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #17 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Casinos
Owner description: Interactive gold-mining experiences are the highlight of this theme park, which also contains the standard thrill rides and... more » Owner description: Interactive gold-mining experiences are the highlight of this theme park, which also contains the standard thrill rides and games. « less
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Ranked #18 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: ; Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Leading museum of African art. Home to 10 000 African artworks from 19th century to the present including traditional, modern... more » Owner description: Leading museum of African art. Home to 10 000 African artworks from 19th century to the present including traditional, modern and contemporary. Contemporary architecture in a vibrant neighbourhood. Current exhibition: TAPESTRIES William Kentridge A collaboration with the Stephens Tapestry Studio. (Exhibition ends 22 February 2015) « less
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Ranked #19 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Come have fun in trees with us. 4 courses, from 3 years old up to 70 years old or more, + a giant Zip line, 250m long.Zip... more » Owner description: Come have fun in trees with us. 4 courses, from 3 years old up to 70 years old or more, + a giant Zip line, 250m long.Zip lines, monkey bridge, Tarzan Jump, Wire Walk, etc... in a safe environment with our harnesses, and well trained staff. You will spend 2 hours in a natural environment, in one of the most beautiful Park of Johannesburg. « less
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Ranked #20 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Giant maze in a maize(corn) field. 3.5km of pathways, themed on the 'World under your feet', this is a challenge for all... more » Owner description: Giant maze in a maize(corn) field. 3.5km of pathways, themed on the 'World under your feet', this is a challenge for all ages. Fun general knowledge quiz to test everyone. Courtyard area has other smaller puzzles and games to keep you entertained. « less
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Ranked #21 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
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Category: Museums
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Ranked #22 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Dams; Gardens; Parks; Aquariums
Tranquil gardens, walkways, shady arbors and benches make this sprawling park a popular respite from the pace of the city.
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Ranked #23 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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Ranked #24 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #25 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #26 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
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Ranked #28 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
This beautiful and educational nature reserve contains an archaeological site, gardens and bird watching.
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Ranked #29 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
Throngs of locals and tourists visit this indoor/outdoor complex where over 350 shopkeepers hawk their wares.
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Ranked #30 of 65 attractions in Johannesburg
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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