Johannesburg (Jozi, J'oburg, eGoli), the City of Gold, is Africa's second largest city and South Africa's largest.
This bustling metropolis offers visitors an unique experience - whether on vacation and simply want to unwind and relax, on business, wanting an adventure experience or a cultural encounter, J'oburg is able to offer visitors exactly what they are looking for. Accommodation is diverse and can cater for every visitor's budget and preference.
The City of Johannesburg has over 10 million trees and is said to be the biggest man-made forest in the world.
Unlike most other major cities, Johannesburg was not founded by water. Inland and perched on the 80km long rocky outcrop of the Witwatersrand, it's existence and growth came from the prospectors discovering the enchanting mineral - gold - in 1886, which sparked off one of the fastest urban developments of the modern era.
Johannesburg has advanced in leaps and bounds from the derelict settlement of that time and in just over a century the ramshackle congregation of prospectors tents and crude digging devices near the farm of Langlaagte has spread for more than 30km in each direction into a city of skyscrapers that is often referred to as the "heartbeat" of South Africa.
The Johannesburg of today is the technical and financial forerunner of Africa, South Africa's premier business destination and home to more than 5 million people. The Central Business District continues to evolve, with ongoing urban renewal and cultural regeneration breathing new air into the City.
This City of Gold offers an abundance of places to see and things to do from art galleries to theatres, cultural villages to monuments and museums, as well as an abundance of glitzy shopping experiences.
There is also an array of dining options - from pub 'n grub bars, to pizza takeaways, African-inspired eateries and shebeens, to delightful deli's and fine dining restaurants that offer a variety of cuisines.
Johannesburg is well known for it's night life which includes funky clubs in Soweto to the laid-back jazzy groove of Newtown and the stylish venues of the Northern Suburbs. If you are looking for a cocktail bar, cigar bar, jazz lounge or a venue that plays live music - from rock to pop to kwaito to house - it's here!