Johannesburg, commonly known as Jo’burg, Jozi or Egoli (City of Gold) is the largest city in South Africa. The city has a population of 9.6 million people, half of who …
Johannesburg, commonly known as Jo’burg, Jozi or Egoli (City of Gold) is the largest city in South Africa. The city has a population of 9.6 million people, half of who live in the township of Soweto. Jo’burg is the economic hub of South Africa.
Street entrepreneurship is big in Johannesburg with so many things being available for purchase from vendors on the streets and at traffic lights. You can pick up random items from footballs to mobile phone accessories. Also on the streets you can see barbers with nothing but a chair on the side of the road. You will also find many beautifully crafted beadwork and wirework accessories being sold on the street and at one of Johannesburg’s many craft markets.
Johannesburg has almost 6 million trees and it’s natural landscape is Savannah, making it one of the greenest cities on the planet. If you like nature and you are brave enough, visit the Lion Park where you can pet the cubs and drive through the lion park and game area where you will see lots of other incredible animals. Nature lovers will also enjoy Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, a premier ecotourism spot. Located just an hour away from Johannesburg International Airport, it boasts a pristine natural environment that allows for a short city break.
Feeling adventurous? Take a 3 or 4 day safari tour and spot game in their natural surroundings. To experience a thrill with a touch of history, visit Gold Reef City that has adventure and the history of gold mining. Here you will find exciting rides and fun for all. Take a tour to Soweto (using an official operator only). This is the largest township in South Africa and gives you a real experience of the country.
Also visit the Bird Park, Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg Zoo and the Botanical Gardens. You can shop at some of the fashionable boutiques in Sandton and Rosebank. When dining in South Africa, meat definitely steals the show. There are plenty of exceptional restaurants around the city. Grab a biltong (dry cured meat) as a snack and try to eat as much local cuisine as possible. From one of the many rooftop or sky bars, you can take in glorious views of the city’s sunset. You can also enjoy panoramic views from the Carlton Centre, Africa’s tallest building that has a viewing deck on the 50th floor.
Africa Aerospace and Defence will take place in Johannesburg this September. Maestro will be at the exhibition building a trade show booth for clients. If you would like to arrange a meeting contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and if you have any requirements for trade show booths in South Africa or around the world, Maestro is your “go to” team.
Johannesburg has something for all so regardless of what tickles your fancy, you’ll be in for a treat.