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JJohannesburg in South Africa is the second largest city in Africa, with more than three million people calling this bustling metropolis home. This city, the City of Gold, has so much to offer with wonderful restaurants, relaxed sidewalk cafes, laughter-filled shebeens, glitzy shopping malls, tranquil parks, unique emotive museums and monuments, thrilling casinos, busy townships, stunning galleries, funky nightclubs, and more.

JJohannesburg's entertainment and leisure options are vast and varied, so make sure your energy levels are high when you visit. This dynamic city has a range of restaurants – from pub 'n grub bars, pizza take-outs and African-inspired eateries to delightful delis serving everything from a great cup of coffee to healthy meals.

There are restaurants for virtually every type of cuisine, as well as cocktail bars, cigar bars and fine dining. You've simply got to hang out at one of the many eateries in Soweto (along the famous Vilakazi Street), or soak up the sun in the Soho-type villages of Norwood, Parkhurst and Greenside.

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TThere are approximately 10 million trees in Johannesburg − the world's biggest urban forest.

JJohannesburg is known for its incredible nightlife. From the funky clubs and pubs of Soweto to the laidback jazzy groove of Newtown and the stylish venues of the northern suburbs, Jozi (as locals like to call it) caters for all tastes.

WWhat you'll love about the place is the multi-cultural cosmopolitan vibe and an attitude that says “let's party”. If you're looking for a comedy club, a jazz lounge or a venue that plays live music – from rock to pop to kwaito to house – it's all here.

Johannesburg’s Central Business District continues to evolve, with an ongoing urban renewal and cultural regeneration programme that’s breathing new life into the city.

Must-do activities include the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill to find out more about South Africa's turbulent past; sundowners at The Westcliff Hotel overlooking the greenbelt of Johannesburg while listening to the lions roar from the nearby Johannesburg Zoo; shopping up a storm at any of the many designer malls such as Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square, Rosebank Mall and Soweto's Maponya Mall; and, as a fitting end to all the fun, a visit to one of many health and beauty spas, or a walk in one of the many parks.

JJohannesburg is a rapidly changing city and the vibrant heart of South Africa. Whether you are en route to a safari or passing through for business, this city welcomes you and hopes to fulfil all your travel needs.

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