Johannesburg, the second largest city in South Africa and the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa. So many fun facts are attached to this city. It is the world's largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline; has a history with gold, with the discovery of a large deposit influencing its name; affectionately known as Jo’burg or Jozi. With such a multiplicity of identities, guests to hotels in Johannesburg can be sure that their stay in this city would be just as varied and interesting.
Apartheid has played a big part in the history of South Africa, with lasting impacts on not just the past, but also the present and future. Step out of your Johannesburg accommodation and “into history books” as you explore this part of the country’s history through museums such as the Apartheid Museum and the Hector Pieterson Museum, the latter commemorating the role of the country’s students in the struggle against apartheid.
The vibrancy of the shopping scene in Johannesburg is definitely enough to get even the most laid-back shopper out of their Johannesburg hotel and onto the streets. International brands and designer pieces can be found at upmarket shopping malls such as Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square, alongside local knick-knacks and curios. To soak in the local shopping atmosphere, a visit to the markets and local markets such as Oriental Plaza would yield precious finds such as exotic fabrics at discounted prices to painstakingly handcrafted items.