What to do in Johannesburg
Johannesburg is not the capital of South Africa but it is the country’s largest city. The city is cultural and diverse, where you may want to visit the National Symphony Orchestra or the Art Gallery which showcases Africa’s finest collection of European Impressionists. There is a vibrant theatre culture too, where the 1,100 seat Civic Theatre hosts European and American musicals. The smaller theatre companies are dedicated to developing the talents of local actors and playwrights, both white and black.
The Johannesburg Public Library has history waiting to be discovered in its extensive network of branch libraries. At the museums, you will see displays on geology, Africana, military history, archaeology, costume and Jewish ceremonial art. At the Gold Reef City amusement park, you can delve into the gold mining history upon which the city is built. You can then end your day of exploration in the city at one of the vibrant jazz clubs which regularly host local and international performers.
Johannesburg has a temperate climate with minimum temperatures in winter dropping to only around 13C, and summer averaging around 24C when most of the rainfall occurs. Therefore there are a range of outdoor activities to enjoy in the city, from bird watching, picnicking and a passion for many sports, including rugby, soccer, cricket, golf and tennis.