With the reputation of a dangerous metropolis, due to its particularly high criminality at the end of the 80s, Egoli, “place of gold” in the Zulu language, remains a place of many natural, historical and cultural charms.
Retracing Gandhi’s footsteps : discover, throughout the city, the many places that witnessed Gandhi’s passage, notably Constitution Hill, the current house of parliament and the prison where Gandhi and Mandela were both once held.
Soweto : visit the symbolic neighbourhood of the anti apartheid struggle where Nelson Mandela fought the injustices of his time. Today it is a city of its own, and great to explore by bicycle!
Another must-see : the striking Apartheid Museum that instructs visitors about this tragic page in the country’s history.
The Gold Rush : founded in 1886 following the discovery of the first gold veins, Johannesburg has kept in its hills the marks of the hunt for this precious metal. Visit a mine (gold or diamond) and the touching Workers' Museum that gives insight into the lives of the miners that make a living finding gold.
Arty Joburg : A flourishing artistic scene with a number of galleries and artists’ workshops wait to be discovered at the New Public Art Program and the 70 Juta.
Trendy Joburg : South Africa’s economic capital is also its fashion capital. Shopping, interior decorating, nights out: trendy areas as Sandton are brimming with fantastic places although the new heart of fashion is the Fashion District spreading between Troye Street et Goud Street on East side.