Johannesburg is full of people trying to make it big. It is the New York of South Africa, with a great diversity of African cultures. Many travelers comment that it’s strange to see high walls with electric fencing and heavy security, but the reality is that crime does happen in this beautiful place. That shouldn’t deter you from coming to Johannesburg. As long as you are vigilant and aware of your surroundings, you are sure to have a good time. Allow enough time to deal with congested roadways in getting from place to place⎯the traffic along major routes is an experience in itself.