36 hrs in Johannesburg


Jun 15th, 2002, 05:39 PM
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36 hrs in Johannesburg

Sandwiched in around our planned safari in southern Africa are a day here & there in Johannesburg.
Can folks recommend any favorite sights, activities, day trips, shops, restaurants, etc. for the city?
Many thanks!
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Jun 16th, 2002, 05:34 AM
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There are great malls at which you can get great buys as well as curios. The 2 biggest are Eastgate in Bedfordview and Sandton city in Sandton.

There are also 2 good curios markets. Bruma (near Eastgate)is open every day and Rosebank Mall has one on Sundays in the parking garage and spilling out onto the sidewalks (unless things have changed in the last 2 years).

Goldreef City, south of Jhb is a mix between an amusement park and a tourist site and shows authentic housing of the goldrush era as well as how gold is mined, smelted and poured. It also has some interesting stores and gift shops.

There are also some good tour outfits which will take you on tours devised around your interests. Do a google search on tours of Johannesburg.

I'd stay away from the downtown business district.

Pretoria is very close and there are some great sights.

Do a search here on "Carnivore" restaurant. There was a whole discussion on this interesting restaurant experience which "Local" recommended.

There have been a few threads on what there is to do in Johannesburg here too. A search will turn up more recommendations.

One of our family's personal and little known favorites is the War museum or military Museum in Parktown adjacent to the Zoo. Has great displays of tanks,planes, uniforms armns etc.
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Jun 18th, 2002, 03:11 PM
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OK. Many thanks for the suggestions, Lisa. I'll keep them in mind!

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