Cool places to visit in joburg
We have picked this places as the best five cool places to visit in Joburg. A historical site, fun games at the Gold reef, the freedom fighters and hang out with animals at the lion park.
Maropeng, in the Cradle of Humankind
A World Heritage site that includes the Sterkfontein Caves and the Maropeng Visitor Centre a few kilometers away. Explore human evolution through the interactive displays. Perfect for kids, who love the indoor boat ride.
Gold Reef City –
Incongruously located next to the Apartheid Museum, try the roller coasters in an amusement park built around an old gold mine (and not nearly as tacky as you’d expect it to be). You can also take a visit down the mine shaft.
Hector Pieterson Memorial
Named after one of the first victims of the Soweto student uprising in 1976, this is a memorial to all of those who died. If you like your history in smaller bites, try this before the Apartheid Museum.
The Lion Park
Get up close and personal with lions on the northern edge of the city. Pet cubs and feed the giraffe. You can stay the night at their tented camp (they’re air-conditioned with beds).
Mandela Family Museum
Located on one of the most popular streets in soweto, on Vilakazi street. Look inside his refurbished old home, filled with souvenirs of his extraordinary life.