After a bawdy start as a tent and shanty town, today Johannesburg is the second largest city in Africa. Had it not been for the discovery of gold by prospector George Harrison though, the city probably wouldn’t even be in existence. Harrison, who pegged the first claim on the reef, sold it for just ₤10 and disappeared without a trace! Known as the greatest gold-mining area on earth, this vibrant city is not just an industrial giant; it is the heart of the country’s economy. From traditional ‘muti’ (medicine) shops to exclusive boutiques in upmarket malls, theatres, museums, cultural villages, restaurants, beautiful walks in indigenous gardens and more, Johannesburg is a diverse cultural melting pot, deserving of its name of ‘iGoli’ — or ‘City of Gold’.
5 Amazing family holidays
These 5 amazing family holidays help families explore, learn and reconnect with each other in the most enviable destinations.
by Claire Trickett6th September 2016
Why visit Johannesburg?
In spite of its bawdy start as a mining shanty town, today Johannesburg is the second largest city in Africa and frequently forms the first port of entry for South …