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Discover Johannesburg


Visit the Locrate Market in Soweto

Cost: Free

The self-described lifestyle market “to break all markets”, the Locrate Market has “mother trucker” food trucks, live music, poetry readings, bike tours, craft beer and singular designer apparel. Held the first Sunday of every month from 11:00 to 18:00. Its founders’ vision is to empower entrepreneurs and create indelible experiences.


Hop on a Red Bus Tour

Cost: From R149 per adult and R100 per child.

Duration: A one-day open bus tour.

The most cheerful way to discover Joburg is on the roof of a shiny red city sightseeing bus.  Hop on, hop off the red bus and choose how you spend your time. The City Sightseeing tour comes with audio commentary available in 15 languages. This tour is a great way to get the best views and vibes of the City of Gold. You should definitely add it to your list of fun things to do in Johannesburg itinerary.


Reflect at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

Cost: Free. Donations are welcome.

The Centre of Memory can be found at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, a non-profit organisation started by Madiba in 1999. Visit the current exhibition which focuses on photography during the State of Emergency. Submit a booking request via the website to visit the centre. You can visit the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 09:30 and 15:30.


Grab a drink at the coolest rooftop spot in JHB, the Living Room

Cost: Entrance is free.

You’ll need to purchase tickets for events held at The Living Room (prices vary)

The Living Room is a rooftop oasis made up of ever-changing vertical gardens. The delicious meze and smoothies are highly recommended. Swing in a hammock or sip a smoothie surrounded by greenery and a spectacular view.


Rediscover your city with Mainstreet Walks

Cost: R50/hr Bike Rental.

The East City Cycle Tour, City Skate Tour and Maboneng Precinct Tour are R300 per person.

Feel the pulse of the city, explore its arteries. With many of Johannesburg’s heritage sites and the city’s cultural melting pot on these tours, you’re in for some amazing fun. Book your tour online.


Visit the James Hall Museum of Transport

Cost: Free. Donations to keep the museum running are appreciated.

Steam locomotives, penny farthings and ox-wagons will keep kids intrigued for hours. These exciting vehicles can be seen at the James Hall Museum of Transport in Johannesburg. This incredible establishment is the largest and most comprehensive museum of land and transport in South Africa. The James Hall Museum of Transport is a stop on the red city bus tour.



Cost: Free.

Details coming soon.


Neighbourgoods Market

Cost: Free.

Details coming soon.


Find nature within the city at Melville Koppies Reserve

Cost: Free.

Details coming soon.


Rosebank Rooftop Market

Cost: Free.

Details coming soon.


Get your adrenaline fix at the Orlando Towers

Cost: From R48 per person.

This is the site of the world’s first bungee jump between two cooling towers. A variety of adrenaline junkie activities are available with the most affordable being the 25-metre rock climbing course (R48 per person) and the group paintball at R200 per person available at the bottom of the western cooling tower. If you’re keen to spend a bit more and you’re feeling up to the challenge, the bungee jump costs R630 per person.


High tea at Lindfield Victorian House Museum

Cost: R120 for a tour with tea and cake served afterwards.

Step back in time to the Victorian era at Lindfield House and indulge in a traditional high tea with cream and scones. The historic spaces at Lindfield House make for the perfect space for a High Tea. You’ll need to book at least one week in advance.


Ubuntu Kraal Brewery, Soweto

Cost: Free.

This atmospheric brewery serves up excellent food (gourmet boerie and apple ale pork ribs) and that liquid elixir- Soweto Gold beer. You may get to meet the “Mad master brewer” Ndumiso M. Madlala himself. The beer garden is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 until late. You can also book the old train carriage for private events.


The Market Theatre

Cost: Tickets prices vary.

The Market Theatre was an integral part of the struggle and continues to produce strong, forward-thinking performances. Award-winning pieces in the past include Woza Albert, Asinamali, Bopha, Sophiatown, You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock, Born in the RSA, Black Dog. The superb standard of theatre continues with cutting-edge performances on offer.


Wits Origins Centre

Cost: From R40 per person.

This unique museum is dedicated to celebrating the origins of humankind, including fascinating rock art. You’ll find this mindblowing museum on the University of Witwatersrand campus. Go on a journey dating back over 80,000 years with profound information about ancient art and culture. There are audio tours available at the Wits Origins Centre. On occasion, there are public lectures in the evenings. Open every day from 10:00 to 17:00.

Good to know: If you are willing to spend a bit more there is a “test your own DNA” tour on offer.


The Military History Museum for fascinating military planes and other relics

Cost: Pay R45 for adults, R30 for children with your SA ID.

The South African War Museum is regarded as the symbolic home for all soldiers and veterans in South Africa. See awe-inspiring artefacts from Umkhonto-we-Sizwe, the Anglo-Boer war, the Anglo-Zulu war and various other historical battles on display. There are programmes and activities designed for all age groups. Open daily from 08:30 to 15:00.


Victoria Yards - Redefining the Joburg inner-city landscape.

Cost: Free.

Victoria Yards is more than just a commercial enterprise, it's a vibrant community of thriving tenants. By creating an eco-system that fosters connection and collaboration, we offer a one-of-a-kind urban complex that prioritizes both social development and business growth.

A fresh take on inner city development.

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