The city was established following the discovery of gold on what had been a farm. Due to the extremely large gold deposit found along the Witwatersrand, within ten years, the population had grown to 100,000 inhabitants.
Close to the city centre, the Apartheid museum is established in the southern pat of Johannesburg. Brilliantly illustrating the cruelty and the day-to-day activities by the white minority rule is rightly detailed in this building.
The Apartheid museum is simply magnificent. It displays every little part of the of South Africa- from the initial struggles to the very end till the independence. It educates and enlightens people about the activities that once shook the entire Africa and also the world. So intriguing that it still makes the natives cry. The apartheid museum, as widely corroborated, is a must visit for every traveller.
Lion Safari Parks
Get closer than you could ever imagine to Africa’s most incredible wildlife. Feel the breath of the lion and the thundering of the gnu’s hoofs, all from the safety of our guided game drive or your own vehicle.
Lion and Cheetah Sanctuary was established as a safe haven for animals who cannot be released back into the wild and now have a place to call home and live out the rest of their lives in a peaceful and happy environment. Lion and Cheetah Sanctuary will be their forever home. Our Sanctuary is currently home to Lions, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Servals, Antelopes and Horses.
At the Lion & Safari Park, you can get up-close with some of Africa’s famous wildlife less than an hour’s drive from downtown Johannesburg. Animal interactions are the highlight here. You can cuddle a lion cub, take the Cheetah Walk, and hand feed giraffes. Self-guided tours are permitted, but you can also join a guided game drive in the park’s vehicles to see lions, cheetahs, zebras, ostriches, wild dogs, hyenas, and various species of antelope. Nighttime feeding tours and river rafting tours are other popular things to do. Make sure you adhere to all safety regulations and keep your windows up when driving through the park.
The Lion & Safari Park offers an impressively expansive range of attractions and activities for you and the family. Whether it’s a classic game-drive, self-drives or even a relaxed Sunday lunch, you won’t find us lacking.
Gold Reef City
Gold Reef City is a premier entertainment destination in the south of Johannesburg, reminiscent of an authentic turn-of-the-century mining town which is conveniently situated close to the centre of Johannesburg or just 20 minutes from OR Tambo Airport. The resort offers a variety of entertainment for both the young and young at heart which includes a state of the art casino, two 4-star hotels, conferencing and teambuilding facilities, a thrilling theme park,a spectacular theatre featuring live productions and a variety of restaurants and fast foods for every taste. Also located on the premises is the world renowned Apartheid Museum and the Red Bus City Sightseeing Tours.