The city of Johannesburg is Africa’s economic powerhouse: a modern and prosperous new example of an African city. The city skyline has most of the tallest buildings on the continent and contains the hearts of many international organisations. The mix of cultures, cuisines and activities will have everyone embracing life in a concrete jungle.
Step into the most exclusive parties in South Africa before heading back to your five star hotel suite for some pampering. Shop till you drop in the city centres, with everything from discount fashion labels to upmarket boutiques.
60 kilometres from Johannesburg lies the Kloof Gold Mine. It has produced more than 70 million ounces of gold since the first hole was drilled and was, in its heyday, known as the richest gold mine in the world.
Just West of the city lies another mine, the AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng gold mine is seen as the world’s deepest, reaching a total of 3.9km into the earth’s crust. These are huge achievements in the industrial era and hold a riveting history.