PLACES TO VISIT IN JOHANNESBURG.

Johannesburg is unofficially called Jozi, Joburg, or “The City of Gold. The city is the capital and largest city in South Africa and has in it, a lot of wonders to tell.

Johannesburg lies in the wealthiest province in South Africa. Moreso, this article will journey through different sections in Johannesburg that are worthy of visit and living as well. In this city, production and mining have been the major economic factors that have strongly developed the country’s economy.

Apartheid Museum

Apartheid Museum

The museum is also part of the Gold Reef City complex in Johannesburg. The museum reminds us of the history of apartheid and 20th-century histories of South Africa and it was officially opened in 2001. Usually, the museum is highly esteemed as the pivotal centre to occasionally celebrate the end of apartheid in the county, in the same vein multiracial democracy is held for the natives’ friendly participation.

Let’s take our imagination around the features of the museum noting its exhibits.

The first thing to note is the seven pillars of the Constitution. You will also see The pool of reflection. Racial entrance to the inner museum. Replica of Nelson Mandela artwork.

The Cradle Of Humankind

The Cradle Of Humankind
The Cradle Of Humankind

The palaeontological site was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. The cradle of humankind consists of a glamour sight of a complex of limestone caves. You will locate this grand landmark northwest of Johannesburg and it lies in Gauteng province.

In the location, many discoveries were made. For instance, the 2.3-million-year-old fossil Australopithecus africanus (nicknamed “Mrs Ples”) was discovered in The Sterkfontein Caves. Also, the earliest primates were discovered on the Bolt farm. However, discoveries at the site began when Robert Broom found the first ape-man fossils at Sterkfontein in 1935 and furthered his work on his newly found project.

In 2005 Maropeng Visitors Centre was opened at the site by the then South African President. Also during excavation, the Beetle, a light, moveable, steel structure is placed over the Malapa site, to allow the public to view excavations.

Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City
Gold Reef City

Gold reef is the premier entertainment centre in South Africa. The glamorous amusement park is located in Johannesburg in the old and closed Gold mine. This site has learning to offer. For people who ponder on the Gold mine process, this site grants the opportunity to view the gold-containing ore vein to see how gold is poured into barrels. Hence, you can have a view of how gold is solidified in the Gold reef city.

One of the obvious attractions in Gold reef city is the casino. In the casino, you can enjoy a variety of activities, thrilling entertainment, dining and gaming and even available promotions offered in the Casino.

At the park, there are themed rides like Anaconda ( which is the world’s only Giovanola inverted coaster). Golden Loop. Jozi Express (a high-speed roller coaster). Miner’s Revenge etc.

SAB (South African Breweries) World of Beer

South African Breweries
South African Breweries

The Centre is a museum of beer where breweries operate as a conference venue. You can go on beer tours alongside the taste of umqombothi, a traditional African beer. You can have lunch in the Tap Room. You can also buy SAB-branded gifts for friends and families. The place is known to host 50,00 visitors per year.

SAB collaboratively created a beer hub, which was officially opened by President Nelson Mandela in 1995 in celebration of SABs centenary year. Also, a Guided tour through this location takes approximately 90 minutes. Here, you can find shops like Tangards and Toggs shop and take home a selection of clothing, caps, glasses, and accessories in your favourite brand of South African beer.

South Africa National Museum of Military History.

south african national museum of military history
National Museum of Military History

The military museum in Johannesburg was officially opened by Prime Minister Jan Smuts in 1947 as a war museum. In Fact, the museum was opened to preserve the history of South African participation in the second world war. Consequently, the museum was changed to a military museum in 1975. For the exhibition, the museum is divided into several sections.

The main courtyard

It contains Various field guns such as QF 1-pounder pom-pom guns

and the 8.8 cm Flak 37 gun. The courtyard is a memorial to honour legends that made sacrifices in various battle events.

The GE Brink Hall

In honour of core military natives. It contains Artifacts from the Royal Air Force and Artifacts from South Africa in different world conflicts.

Dan Pienaar Gun Park

Contains various kinds of ammunition.

The FB Adler Hall

Contains artillery pieces and tanks

Outdoor exhibits

Contains guns, armoured vehicles and tanks.

Lt Gen AML Masondo Library building

Contains a library, ammunition and tanks.

Capt W F Faulds VC MC Centre

Contains various wood rooms

Market Theatre

Market Theatre
Market Theatre

The market theatre is based in Mcingana Street, a downtown bohemian suburb of Newtown in Johannesburg. The theatre operated as an anti-racist theatre during the country’s apartheid administration and was officially opened in 1976. The Center was named after a fruit in that location at the time.

The theatre is dedicated to developing South African art and culture initiatives such as the Lab and the Market Photo Workshop and has been in operation for over 20 years. The Rockefeller Foundation funded the beginning of the theatre market. The theatre has hosted a lot of famous and renowned artists. Also, in 2010 the Market Theatre Laboratory moved to the Bus Factory, 3 President Street, Newtown.

Soweto And Nelson Mandela National Museum (Mandela House)

Soweto And Nelson Mandela National Museum 1
Soweto And Nelson Mandela National Museum

SOWETO is an abbreviation of South Western Townships. It lies in Gauteng. Soweto is a combination of the rich living alongside the poor. There are notable exhibits like Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. Freedom Towers. Orlando Towers. Tutu House. Soweto Wall of Fame and Mandela House.

The Mandela House is a world-class visitor attraction and one of the leading centres for the preservation, and research of the Mandela Family legacy and historical facts.

The Mandela House is managed by the Apartheid Museum on behalf of the Soweto Heritage Trust. Close to the Mandela house is the Archbishop Desmond Tutu House.

Conclusion

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