Things To Do In Johannesburg

Things To Do In Johannesburg
Posted on 01/08/2019
Things To Do In Johannesburg

Here at Choonara Orthodontics, our dental team wants you to know that Cape Town isn’t the only place you should visit on your next trip to South Africa! Boasting a population of well over one million people in 29 different townships, our beautiful city of Johannesburg is filled with vibrant street art around every corner and a captivating cultural history; not to mention that it’s the one and only place in the world to explore the vast wilderness of the Cradle of Humankind! Below, our staff has complied a list of five of our favorite pit stops and destinations you should check out as you cross Johannesburg off your travelling bucket list:

Pit Stop #1: Maboneng Precinct

Love art, culture, and delicious food? Maboneng Precinct is the place for you! Meaning “place of light,” Maboneng Precinct is Johannesburg’s most creative quarter. From captivating performances at POPArt Performing Arts Theatre, to a tasty meal at Che Argentine Grill, we promise you’ll want to spend an entire week exploring the Maboneng Precinct.

Pit Stop #2: Cradle of Humankind

Just over an hour’s drive from Johannesburg’s centre is Maropeng, the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind, where humans’ ancestors lived over three million years ago. This vast area is rich with archaeological and geological treasures, including the Sterkfontein Caves. The visitor centre’s main exhibition charts the history of Earth and humanity in an engaging exhibition that will thrill kids as well as adults.

Pit Stop #3: Mandela House

Looking to learn more about the impact Nelson Mandela had on the people of Johannesburg? The mission behind seeing the Mandela House is to provide an effective, efficient, and culturally meaningful experience to all visitors! Stop by Mandela’s home to get informed on President Nelson Mandela’s story, both in the context of his home, and in the context of his life as a whole. Mandela promoted human rights, democracy, reconciliation, mutual respect, and tolerance amongst the people of South Africa during his presidency.

Pit Stop #4: Gold Reef City

A perfect pit stop for the entire family, Gold Reef City is one of Johannesburg’s top theme park attractions! With 16 thrill rides, 14 dedicated rides for the young children, Jump City Trampoline Park, an authentic underground mine tour, 12 dining options, 7 Retail stores, plus 15 other attractions, we promise you’ll have an amazing adventure at Gold Reef City!

Pit Stop #5: The Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum was opened in 2001, and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa. Both an informational and humbling experience, the Apartheid Museum allows Johannesburg visitors to visually experience the racial segregation that occurred during apartheid times, from 1948 until the early 1990’s.

Learn More About Your Expert Johannesburg Orthodontist Today!

At Choonara Orthodontics in Johannesburg, SA, it’s our mission to provide all South Africans with the orthodontic care they deserve! With state-of-the-art orthodontic treatments like Invisalign, Dr. Sahide Choonara and our dental team offers comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages across Johannesburg and Sandton.

To learn more about our world-class orthodontic treatment plans and different types of braces, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our staff members today! At Choonara Orthodontics, we hope to help every South African achieve picture-perfect smiles!