Six Reasons To Visit Johannesburg !

Posted on Wed May 6, 2020.

Established in 1886 following the discovery of gold, Johannesburg grew rapidly and is now South Africa’s commercial, financial, industrial and cultural hub. Read our post below to find out six reasons to not miss out on Johannesburg.

Established in 1886 following the discovery of gold, Johannesburg grew rapidly and is now South Africa’s commercial, financial, industrial and cultural hub. The City of Gold has much to offer in terms of culture, food and history. We have compiled a list below on Reasons why you should not leave Johannesburg out of your trip when visiting South Africa. 

1. Its the perfect Safari Stopover

Catch your breath and recover from jet lag in this vibrant city first with one of Africa's busiest airports, O.R Tambo International,  situated in Johannesburg. With direct flights from six continents and a host of regional scheduled and charter connections, it’s the perfect starting point to your South African Safari adventure. 

2. Incredible Weather on offer 

With a climate that is hard to beat .In summer you can expect pleasantly warm days occasionally giving way to dramatic late afternoon thunderstorms, and the sky is normally blue again in time for sundowners. In winter, days are typically bright and sunny, with cool nights. 

3. Friendly People 

Wait until you get to Johannesburg, if you think the people of South Africa are friendly. When you visit Johannesburg, don’t miss the opportunity to make new friends. If you want a real cosmopolitan and hugely diverse mix of vibrant, sociable, honest and fun-loving individuals – head to Johannesburg.

4. Nightlife 

Johannesburg does not do sedate. Its nightlife heaves. The biggest issue is selecting just which hipster suburb to go to, and how to get there and back (Uber makes a killing on weekends). Best places to head: Braamfontein, Sandton, Melville, Newtown, Maboneng, Rosebank, Illovo, Melrose, Greenside and the Parks

5. Incredible Skyline 

The city's skyline is signature, filled with skyscrapers and a handful of towers it is easily identifiable and recognisable. Some even say Johannesburg’s skyline is the city’s answer to Cape Town’s Table Mountain 

6. Shopping Mecca 

Jo’burg is the capital of shopping and there are literally malls for Africa here (almost every suburb has a mall).

See you Soon. 

The Six Sandton Team