Johannesburg, an emotionally charged experience
Johannesburg epitomizes the unique singularity of South Africa bearing the traces of its rich past. A trip to Johannesburg is above all an experience, the discovery of a city and its richly contrasted country.
To understand the complexities of this city with its tumultuous past, start off your stay in Johannesburg with a visit to the emotionally charged Museum of Apartheid. Follow the footsteps of Gandhi and Nelson Mandela in Soweto. This unique museum commemorates the fight against Apartheid. Slip into one of the many churches of the area and experience a mass. The power of the singing will give you an authentic vision of the south african joie de vivre.
The vast Johannesburg Art gallery, boasts a collection of both european (from Courbet to Picasso) and south african masters. Arm yourself with a Johannesburg guide book for a refreshing excursion to the Walter Sisulu national botanical gardens. You will discover wild flower themed trails, succulents, or herbs used in traditional medicine. Intrigued by the nature of South Africa? Continue your journey and discover the Witpoortjie waterfalls.
During a trip to Johannesburg there's nothing quite like an evening at the Newton to discover the south african way of life. Enjoy a Jazz concert at Kiki's Oasis, or discover the subtleties of quality food at Gramadoelas. Whilst in these festive surroundings, take advantage of the atmosphere at Wandie's place. This old gambling den turned restaurant serves south african specialities and hosts musical groups who play amongst the tables, party atmosphere guaranteed.
The trendy area of Melville, its libraries and charity shops, Rosebank market with its local crafts, carpets and various culinary specialities, are all adresses which will immerse you in the joyful effervescence of Johannesburg.