Top reasons to visit:

  • Shopping (890)
  • Business (520)
  • Food (239)
  • Clothes Shopping (230)
  • Restaurants (189)
  • Nightlife (179)
  • Museums (126)
  • Luxury Brand Shopping (94)
  • Entertainment (94)
  • History (90)

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

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Why do you recommend Johannesburg for food?

Susan, United Kingdom

17 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, United Kingdom

21 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, United Kingdom

17 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.

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

Marion, Australia

6 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

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

Keith, United Kingdom

11 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, Australia

20 days ago Report

Hard Rock Cafe at Nelson Mandela square - friendly and engaging bartender and staff, great place to wine down
  • Clothes Shopping 230 endorsements
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Is there more to shopping in Johannesburg than just brand-name stores?

Anonymous, Unknown location

23 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

What makes fine dining in Johannesburg stand out?

peter, South Africa

6 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, United States of America

11 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, South Africa

20 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 83 endorsements

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

Susan, United Kingdom

17 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.
  • Nature 54 endorsements

Describe the nature in Johannesburg.

Anonymous, Unknown location

18 days ago Report

Places like Krugersdorp are an easy drive away.
  • Tranquility 9 endorsements

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


1 hour ago Report

  • City Trip 87 endorsements

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

peter, South Africa

6 days ago Report

Maybe in the top 100, but no way in the top 20
  • Culture 80 endorsements

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

Calvin, Australia

20 days ago Report

Walking the street and chatting with the locals
  • Art 16 endorsements

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

Anonymous, Unknown location

20 hours ago Report

Very forward and blooming.
  • Wildlife 22 endorsements

Describe the most fascinating wildlife you saw on your trip.

noble_nike, Qatar

3 hours 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, Nigeria

19 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, South Africa

3 days ago Report

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

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