Things to do in Johannesburg

With the multitude of places to see and fun things to do in Johannesburg, everyone is bound to find entertainment to suit their taste and their pocket. This is one of the reasons so many visitors keep coming back to the City of Gold!

Visitors who are looking for a cultural experience can visit the more than 40 art galleries as well as a host of cultural institutes and studios in the city. Alternatively, they can take in a show at one of the many theatres in Johannesburg. Visitors can also learn more about the traditional cultures in Johannesburg at the cultural villages or centers in the city.

Those visitors who are looking for something more ‘upbeat’ to do can visit one of the many nightlife hotspots Johannesburg has to offer. From pubs to clubs and shebeens, each venue promises a night to write home about. Of course, Johannesburg is also one of the premium shopping destinations in Africa. Here you can take your pick of locally crafted items or find international brands at great prices.

Below are some different things to do in Johannesburg.


Whether you are an adventure seeker or looking for a fun family outing, there is an attraction in Johannesburg for you.

Absa Art Gallery:

absa_art_galleryAbsa Towers North in downtown Johannesburg houses many unique works of art in the offices and reception areas.

The building and the major artworks were commissioned at the same time to ensure that the building accommodated the artworks perfectly.

A huge colorful mural by artist Karel Nel entitled Place of Nurture hangs in the reception area. In the atrium five six story tall colorful tuft carpet banners by Norman Catherine woven by rural men hang.

An 11 meter high Walter Oltmann wire sculpture is displayed in a corner of the huge foyer depicting replicas of carved African stools. It weighs half a ton and had special steel supports inserted into its middle to prevent it from sagging.

There’s the large tapestry panel by Andrew Verster woven by rural women a six meter panel by Karel Nel and many more.

African Flea Market

african_flea_marketThe African Flea Market Is a Landmarks & Point of Interest.

You can buy beautiful craftwork from all over Africa including pieces from Zimbabwe, Namibia and the Congo.

Airtrack – Flying Pictures
Marty De Kock has run Airtrack Adventures for more than 12 years, flying over 45 000 happy passengers. We conduct sunrise flights daily over The Cradle and travel throughout South Africa entertaining corporate groups at a number of different venues.

Game viewing by balloon is our specialty.

Afronova Art Gallery:

afronova_art_galleryPan African gallery for modern and contemporary art Afronova is a Pan African gallery for modern and contemporary art created by Henri Vergon. The elegant gallery space is located in the heart of Johannesburg Braamfontein and contributes to the cosmopolitan landscape of the city.

Afronova presents exhibitions of modern and contemporary art from the African continent and represent artists. The gallery has a specialized bookshop with a catalogue of local and international publications on the art of the continent. Besides the program of exhibitions Afronova hosts performances and screenings on the historic square and happenings with a unique Pan African flavor.

Afronova also develops a network of international residencies and facilitate the participation of artists in the major African cultural events like the Bamako Biennale of African Photography or the Dakar Biennale of contemporary art.

Airboat Safaris in Africa

airboat_africaAirboat Africa provides airboats & services for Eco-Ventures, Safaris, Birdwatching, Fishing, Nature & Wildlife Conservation and more.

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