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Johannesburg Weekend-Two Days Itinerary
Exploring Johannesburg in Weekend - Two Days

There are lots to see and experience in Johannesburg from with leafy suburbs, inspiring fashion and art galleries to African dining and elegant museums. Here is a brief weekend itinerary to explore Johannesburg in weekend or two days.

Johannesburg Day One

  • After departing from your hotel in the morning, head to the famous funky Moyo for a nice breakfast under the trees that overlook the spectacular Zoo Lake.
  • Then take a drive to Parktown North and Parkhurst which are the gallery districts of Johannesburg worthy of their décor shops and outdoor cafes.
  • In the mid-morning have a visit to the cosmopolitan Rosebank. There are lots of shopping opportunities there from South African jewellery to the Afro-funk local fashion designers shops. Remember to visit the African market as well.
  • In the mid-day you may visit the Museum at the Liliesleaf Farm (where Nelson Mandela hid before his capture) or visit the famous Origins Centre in Braamfontein where you may experience the ancient origins of people.
  • Then take a visit to the Constitution Hill and there enjoy the view from Old Fort Ramparts that is dating back to the South African War of 110 years ago where Ghandi and Mandela were imprisoned there. Experience the art collection of the Constitutional Court and then head to the eclectic Afri-chic shops of 44 Stanley on the fringes of the Central Business District.
  • At night, have a great dinner at the famous Gramadoelas and experience the African cuisine with a spicy Malay twist. And then enjoy the evening in Newtown Precinct at the popular club Bassline or visit the famous Market Theatre.

Johannesburg Day Two

  • Start your Johannesburg day with a nice breakfast picnic at the James and Ethel Gray Park in Melrose. You may take the drive through Munro Drive and enjoy the spectacular views.
  • Then visit Johannesburg Art Gallery at the Joubert Park where it is one of the nicest galleries in South Africa.
  • For lunch, head through Ghandi Square. Head to the top of the Carlton Centre after and enjoy the spectacular Johannesburg view from the Top of Africa that is the tallest building with a nominal fee.
  • Then take a walk through the downtown’s Main Street and experience the memorabilia and art while you read the signboards showing the city’s gold mining past.
  • After, head up to Newtown and take a visit to the famous Museum Africa and then take a stroll to find an Indian samoosa and bargain clothes in the neighboring Fordsburg.
  • For dinner, head to The Ant in Melville and enjoy the night there.

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