eGoli. City of Gold. Jozi.
Call it what you will, Johannesburg is more than just a gateway city to the African bushveld. Vibrant, colourful and bursting with energy, Jozi is the largest city in South Africa. It’s hip, it’s happening, and it’s also steeped in history.
Jozi’s urban landscape is leafy and lush and it’s known as one of the most tree-rich cities in the world. In fact, it is home to more than 10 million trees including the iconic Jacaranda trees that create a canopy of purple blossoms at the start of each summer.
A trip to the Apartheid Museum and the Mandela Museum will contextualise the South African political and cultural climate. A visit to Constitution Hill, the seat of the Constitutional Court, will allow you to trace the journey of activists like Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and Mahatma Gandhi.
The Maboneng Precinct is known as a “collaborative hub of culture, business and lifestyle”.It is a collective of live-work spaces that lean towards creative interests; art, architecture, history and nature are the cornerstones of this precinct.
From the bustling Township life of Soweto to the elegance and luxury of 5-Star hotels, from pantsula dancing to Michelin-Star fine dining, Jozi is exciting and fascinating.
Drive 95kmout of Johannesburg and you’ll find a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Cradle of Humankind. Adjacent to Magaliesburg, it contains roughly 40% of the world’s human ancestor fossils and is considered the world’s richest hominid site and. When you have had your fill of history, adventure awaits in a hot air balloon safari, a zip line tour, a horse trail safari, or a ride on the aerial cableway at Hartbeespoort.