Maropeng, Krugersdorp, South Africa

What to See and Do in Johannesburg

Collected by: Nina Dietzel
AFAR Ambassador

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In October, 2012, the second AFAR Experiences event brought 43 people to Johannesburg for a four-day immersion into the city. Here are some of our favorite spots in this fantastic, vibrant city.

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Maropeng, Krugersdorp, South Africa

The origins of our beginning

Maropeng
Krugersdorp, South Africa
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Nirox Sculpture Park, Sterkfontein DMA, South Africa

Beautiful Place To Enjoy Sculptures And Nature

Nirox Sculpture Park
R374, Sterkfontein DMA, South Africa
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Sasol - Regina Mundi, Soweto, South Africa

The Long Walk to Freedom

Sasol - Regina Mundi
Old Potchefstroom Road, Soweto, Sout...
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Liliesleaf, Sandton, South Africa

A place of liberation

Liliesleaf
7 George Avenue, Sandton, South Africa
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George Harrison Park, Randburg, South Africa

Beginning of Gold in South Africa

George Harrison Park
Main Reef Rd, Randburg, South Africa
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Vilakazi St, Soweto, South Africa

One Street with Two Nobel Laureates

Vilakazi St
Vilakazi St, Soweto, South Africa
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Sakhumzi Restaurant, Soweto, South Africa

Eat between two Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Sakhumzi Restaurant
6980 Vilakazi St, Soweto, South Africa
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Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg South, South Africa

Apartheid Museum: A struggle for Democracy, Equ...

Apartheid Museum
Northern Park Way, Johannesburg Sout...
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Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa

Hector Pieterson Museum

Orlando West
Soweto, South Africa
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Soweto, Soweto, South Africa

Street art of Soweto

Soweto
08039 Vilakazi St, Soweto, South Africa
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Essential Life, Randburg, South Africa

Roam trendy 4th Ave in Parkhurst

Essential Life
17 4th Ave, Randburg, South Africa
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Circa Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Contemporary Art in a Contemporary Building

Circa Gallery
2 Jellicoe Ave, Johannesburg, South A...
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Bean There Coffee Roastery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Coffee Roasting at Bean There

Bean There Coffee Roas...
44 Stanley Avenue, Johannesburg, Sout...
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Northwards, Johannesburg, South Africa

Beautiful Historic Parktown Mansion

Northwards
21 Rockridge Rd, Johannesburg, South ...
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Salvation Cafe @ 44 Stanley, Johannesburg, South Africa

Roam 44 Stanley. Eat at Salvation Cafe.

Salvation Cafe @ 44 St...
44 Stanley Avenue, Johannesburg, Sout...
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Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg South, South Africa

Apartheid Museum grounds

Apartheid Museum
Northern Park Way, Johannesburg Sout...
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Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg South, South Africa

World on its Hind Legs

Apartheid Museum
Northern Parkway and Gold Reef Road,...
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Arts On Main, Johannesburg, South Africa

Great little arts district

Arts On Main
Fox Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Origins Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

The Origins Center

Origins Centre
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, South Africa

A Treasure Trove of African Art

Wits Art Museum
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Arts On Main, Johannesburg, South Africa

A step into thoughtfulness--David Krut Projects

Arts On Main
Fox Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
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The Residence, Johannesburg, South Africa

Delightful Boutique Hotel in Houghton

The Residence
17 4th Ave, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Sbhujwa ...

Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa
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POST breakfast lunch, Johannesburg, South Africa

Local lunch spot in Jozi

POST breakfast lunch
70 Juta Street, Johannesburg, South A...
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Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, South Africa

Flame Of Democracy

Constitution Hill
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Sisulus Sculpture, Johannesburg, South Africa

Walter and Albertina Sisulu, two leaders of the...

Sisulus Sculpture
Ntemi Piliso St, Johannesburg, South...
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Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, South Africa

Mahatma Ghandi Bust

Constitution Hill
8 Kotze St, Johannesburg, South Africa
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