At the Carlton Panorama you will have some very wonderful views of the city. On the 50th floor of the tallest building in South Africa this will be quite a treat. Be sure to bring your camera with you to take lots of pictures while you are up there on the top floor.
Take pictures and play with the cubs or even drive around to look at the Big Cats in this park that is open every day of the year. Situated between Lanseria Airport and Fourways, the Lion Park is home to over eighty lions and many other carnivores such as cheetah, wild dog, brown hyena, striped hyena, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, side-striped jackal, and a wide variety of antelope.
Lesedi Cultural Village
Here , you can see how the people live there with dancing and much more. A whole day will be on the agenda to truly get to see all there is in this fantastic little village in city.
Gold Reef City
Gold Reef City is a huge and very popular entertainment complex made up of a theme park and casino facilities. At Gold Reef City you will find experiences that you would not find anywhere else - it's a combination of fun, fantasy, historical fact all in a safe environment with great parking facilities.
Not only is Museum Africa one of the most beautiful buildings where it lies right next door to the Market Theatre complex in Bree Street, Newtown, but it is also a museum with a difference - people who have visited museums throughout the world remark at the interesting and unique approach to the main displays
Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve
Situated close to Johannesburg, one of South Africa’s most densely populated areas, the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve plays an important role in outdoor recreation, environmental education and resource management. Covering approximately 13,337 ha of kloofs, ridges and plains, the Suikerbosrand reserve supports a large variety of plant and animal species. The fast disappearing bankenveld grassland also occurs here, making this one of the Highveld's most valuable reserves.
The Bunny Park
Though not exactly an "upmarket venue", the Bunny Park is a fun experience for young children from ages 3 - 10 as it is one of the few places that allows visitors to feed the animals. Farm animals roam freely including cows, donkeys, goats, chickens and rabbits. This is a great place for kids to view these farm animals at close range. You can follow rabbits to their rabbit holes where they house their young, and watch how they interact with each other and their environment.
For a view that goes on forever, visit the Johannesburg Planetarium. Built in 1960, the Planetarium still hosts about 70,000 visitors per year. Most visitors are school children and they are taught about the star signs, while older children are taught about the movement of the moon and how it changes in relation to the earth. Adults are able to explore astronomy in more detail. There are shows every day except Sunday.
From a small public park that opened in 1904 with an odd mix of animals - including a male lion, a female leopard and a male baboon - the Johannesburg Zoo has grown to become the most popular public venue in the city.It is now a sprawling 54 hectares in central Parktown, with plenty of trees, water features and beautiful walks. There are lions, tigers, elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees, sable antelope, bat-eared foxes and polar bears among the 2 070 animals, representing 365 different species. the Johannesburg Zoo also offers a variety of educational and entertainment programmes.
Bruma Lake is the end result of the successful conversion of an old sewerage catchment area into a lakeside flea market, shopping malls and commercial parks. Designed to resemble a fisherman's village, the area offers a string of restaurants and shopping venues well patronized by bargain hunters and window shoppers alike. While the flea market has a host of stalls selling generic goods, there are also fine examples of African carvings, steel and metal work, as well as some great fast food of various nationalities on offer in the complex.