Top reasons to visit:

  • Shopping (713)
  • Business (460)
  • Clothes Shopping (208)
  • Food (164)
  • Nightlife (148)
  • Restaurants (147)
  • Luxury Brand Shopping (81)
  • Entertainment (75)
  • History (70)
  • City Trip (67)

Johannesburg was highly rated for shopping by 17 guests from the United States!

Looking for fun and unique tips from travelers who know Johannesburg?

Why do you recommend Johannesburg for food?

Susan
Susan, United Kingdom

19 days ago Report

Nelson Mandela Square has amazing restaurants with a great variety for food. There is a fabulous Itailans (Ghirardellis) which should not be missed and I can highly recommend the Chilli Chicken pasta and Rump steak.
Hard Rock Cafe also resides here for fabulous cocktails or a nice cold beer.

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Johannesburg.

Mary
Mary, United Kingdom

23 days ago Report

Wonderful friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the Nelson Mandela square with plenty of restaurant and shopping options in Sandton City.

What is it in Johannesburg that makes history come to life?

Susan
Susan, United Kingdom

19 days ago Report

A visit to Soweto is a must, and it includes Nelson Mandelas house. you can see both this and also that owned by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as both nobel prize winners once lived in the same street.
Also visit Constitution Hill, historically this should not be missed and is both moving and thought provoking.

How do you fit in some sightseeing when you're in Johannesburg on business?

Keith
Keith, United Kingdom

13 days ago Report

It's a long time since I stayed any time in Johannesburg, but I'm sure there are still trips to the mines and townships. Personally, I think there are more exciting and interesting cities and locations for a stay in South Africa.

What was the most entertaining thing you saw in Johannesburg?

Calvin
Calvin, Australia

23 days ago Report

Hard Rock Cafe at Nelson Mandela square - friendly and engaging bartender and staff, great place to wine down
  • Clothes Shopping 208 endorsements
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Is there more to shopping in Johannesburg than just brand-name stores?

Anonymous, Unknown location

26 days ago Report

Yes we loved the mall side of shopping and the various displays. While dinning we felt that the staff are proffessional and well mannered. The know their menu and are well trained

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Marion
Marion, Australia

8 days ago Report

Sandton has a great diversity of eating places both in terms of price and food type, so they can stay locally to eat out

What makes fine dining in Johannesburg stand out?

peter
peter, South Africa

8 days ago Report

Only that it is not as bad as the other major Cities

What did you discover about the museums in Johannesburg that wasn't in the guidebooks?

john
john, United States of America

14 days ago Report

Museums presented a very engaging and emotional depiction of the horrors of apartheid

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in Johannesburg?

Johan
Johan, South Africa

22 days ago Report

Very high crime rate.
Very dangerous during the evening to drive in Johannesburg.
Better to avoid spending time in Johannesburg, other than for business.
  • Sightseeing 60 endorsements

How can you enjoy the sights in Johannesburg while avoiding the crowds?

Susan
Susan, United Kingdom

19 days ago Report

Book a private car to take you to the sights, this way you can travel at your own pace and see everything that you wish to enjoy.
  • Tranquility 3 endorsements

Describe the most tranquil place in Johannesburg and share the good vibes.

ADEKUNLE
ADEKUNLE, Nigeria

2 days ago Report

SANDTON CITY
  • City Trip 67 endorsements

What makes Johannesburg one of those classic city-trip experiences?

peter
peter, South Africa

8 days ago Report

Maybe in the top 100, but no way in the top 20
  • Culture 66 endorsements

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Johannesburg?

Calvin
Calvin, Australia

23 days ago Report

Walking the street and chatting with the locals
  • Art 14 endorsements

Tell us what you really thought about the art in Johannesburg?

Anonymous, Unknown location

3 days ago Report

Very forward and blooming.
  • Wildlife 19 endorsements

Describe the most fascinating wildlife you saw on your trip.

noble_nike
noble_nike, Qatar

2 days ago Report

Getting up close to pretty much all the wild animals that come to mind, particularly the big cats, Lions and Cheetahs.
The Giraffes were awesome too.
  • Beautiful Forests 2 endorsements

Tell others about the good times you had in the forests of Johannesburg.

Sani
Sani, Nigeria

22 days ago Report

Very beautiful scenery and offered at some vantage points, the skyline of Johannesburg.
  • People Watching 3 endorsements

What is it about the people in Johannesburg that makes them so watchable?

Bernard
Bernard, South Africa

5 days ago Report

A society on the move. Hopefully one day when the pendulum swings back to the center it will be enjoyable.
  • Zoo 17 endorsements

Are the animals well taken care of in Johannesburg? What did you like and what didn't you like?

rob
rob, Netherlands

4 days ago Report

Lovely zoo with some state of art exhibits

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