Sights & Attractions in Johannesburg

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Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Church Square
Anton van Wouw's statue of President Paul Kruger, surrounded by...
Squares Pretoria
 
City Hall
This imposing structure has a semi-Italian style that borrows...
Government Buildings Pretoria
 
Diagonal Street
This street in the city center is lined with African herbalists'...
Neighborhoods / Streets Downtown
 
Freedom Park
Set to open in early 2010, the 129-acre Freedom Park will be...
Memorials / Monuments Pretoria
 
J. G. Strijdom Square
This square was once dominated by a huge bust of former pro-apartheid...
Squares Pretoria
 
Johannesburg Art Gallery
This three-story museum hosts excellent local and international...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Johannesburg Planetarium
This planetarium, dating from 1960, has entertaining and informative...
Observatories / Planetariums Downtown
 
Kruger Museum
This was once the residence of Paul Kruger, president of the...
Museums / Galleries Pretoria
 
Mandela House
The former president lived in this small house until his arrest...
Houses / Mansions Soweto and the South
 
Melrose House
Built in 1886, this opulent structure is one of South Africa's...
Houses / Mansions Pretoria
 
Nelson Mandela Bridge
A symbol of the renewal process going on in the city, this modern...
Bridges / Tunnels Downtown
 
Oppenheimer Park
Named after mining magnate Ernest Oppenheimer, who established...
Parks Soweto and the South
 
Regina Mundi Church
Central to the liberation struggle, this Catholic church was...
Religious Sites Soweto and the South
 
SAB World of Beer
SABMiller is Africa's largest brewing company and its unusual...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Sammy Marks Museum
About 23 km (14 mi) east of Pretoria, this furnished, 48-room...
Museums / Galleries Pretoria
 
Smuts House
This small wood-and-iron country house was the residence of three-time...
Museums / Galleries Pretoria
 
Standard Bank Gallery
At the home of the Standard Bank African art collection you can...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Transvaal Museum
This massive natural-history museum has an extensive collection...
Museums / Galleries Pretoria
 
Tswaing Crater Museum
This huge meteorite crater—recently declared a World Heritage...
Museums / Galleries Pretoria
 
Union Buildings
Built in 1901, this impressive cream-sandstone complex—home to...
Government Buildings Pretoria
 
Voortrekker Monument and Museum
This famous landmark is regarded as a symbol of Afrikaner nationalism...
Museums / Galleries Pretoria
 
Walter Sisulu Square (formerly Freedom Square)
In 1955 the Freedom Charter was adopted here by the Congress...
Historic Districts / Sites Soweto and the South
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