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Visiting Johannesburg

Pack your vuvuzela! Close on the heels of a successful hosting of the 2010 World Cup, Jo’burg allows you to cheer on a football match, trace the past of apartheid in a museum, see the house where Mandela used to live, and shop in numerous gold and diamond shops.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Johannesburg. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Johannesburg flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
Pack your vuvuzela! Close on the heels of a successful hosting of the 2010 World Cup, Jo’burg allows you to cheer on a football match, trace the past of apartheid in a museum, see the house where Mandela used to live, and shop in numerous gold and diamond shops.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Johannesburg. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Johannesburg flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Johannesburg

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Hartbeespoort: Flea Market, Dam and Cableway

Written by KenDurham on 11 Jan, 2004

The Hartbeespoort dam region is a focal point for many different people and activities. The lake created by the dam has brought people from all walks of life to the area for the associated activities surrounding the water. The landscape of the region is vast…Read More


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Remember the good times!

Written by samepenny on 08 Jul, 2001

My trip to Johannesburg was difficult. By day we were out trekking around seeing Rotary projects, but by night we dined, made new friends and got to know each other across international, cultural and financial borders. I will always remember the teachers who worked so…Read More


Apartheid Revisited

Written by francelvr on 30 Sep, 2008

Though the bitter South African government policy of apartheid became history in 1994, if you visit Johannesburg its lingering effects can still be seen almost anywhere you go in the city. Ragged women holding babies in their laps beg on street corners, fences around…Read More


Driving in South Africa and Swaziland

Written by travelswithkids on 28 Jul, 2006

We rented a car for 9 days in South Africa, and driving ourselves around worked pretty smoothly. The main roads are very good, with mostly clear signs. There's a good expressway toll road between Johannesburg and the Kruger area. The tolls come…Read More


Week 4

Written by raelene m on 14 Oct, 2005

Last weekend, Imelda, Helen, and I went to Sun City. Before we went, everyone was telling us how stunning this place was, and boy, they were right!! You have to see this place to appreciate it. It's amazing. Everything is so over-the-top but fits in perfectly.…Read More


Week 5 in South Africa

Written by raelene m on 21 Oct, 2005

I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone here!! I only have 1 more week to go until I am back to the sunny UK. I have had such a fun week. Saturday we were due to go to Gold Reef City, but unfortunately we…Read More


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Week 2

Written by sms50 on 08 May, 2003

It's Saturday again! Hard to believe I've been in Jo'burg a week already. Today has been preparation for a Braai or Boerewors (Afrikaans is the language), which is a Barbeque. One of our visiting Guides is celebrating her birthday, so it's just the excuse…Read More


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Week 1

Written by sms50 on 08 May, 2003

Hi Family, Friends and fellow Guides! The flight over was verrry long and cramped: almost a full load on a 747! Touchdown in Johannesburg (to be referred to from here out as "Jo'burg") was cause for rejoicing after 15+ hours in the air (Atlanta…Read More


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Week 3

Written by sms50 on 19 May, 2003

Another busy week at RCI Johannesburg. It's beginning to feel like I'm now part of this office as opposed to being just a visitor. Our work week flows from Monday until Friday afternoon as any other would. On Friday, I transition to a new…Read More


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Week 4

Written by sms50 on 27 May, 2003

The weather in Johannesburg has slipped into Autumn: sunny days and crisp cool nights. The leaves are actually changing color and beginning to drop from the trees. Once again, reminiscent of northern California. The work week speeds by. RCI members are still trying to arrange…Read More


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