Joburg invites tourists to discover the city ‘reimagined’

Posted on 9 September 2020

Joburg Tourism is inviting residents to soak up the culture and get acquainted with local scenic landscapes and picturesque tourist attractions while discovering the City’s celebrated historical heritage and lifestyle.

From botanical gardens, parks and nature reserves to walking tours and cultural experiences, adventurous outdoor activities, markets, studios, museums and galleries – Joburg has vast tourism allures to tempt anyone looking to venture out domestically to learn about the diversity of South Africa’s economic hub.

Apart from sporting activities such as golf, canoeing and kayaking, why not take a stroll, cycle or jog through one of the City’s gorgeous botanical gardens or parks, which are now open to the public for exercising purposes between 6am and 6pm.

Cllr Lloyd Phillips, the MMC for Economic Development says domestic travel is the backbone of a sustainable and robust tourism industry. ‘As a City with so much heritage and an illustrious historical legacy surrounding empowerment, Joburg prides itself on the museums, sites and attractions which memorialise women’s strength,’ says Phillips.

Joburg Tourism’s Destination Marketing Manager, Lumka Dlomo says virtual experiences notwithstanding, there’s something to look forward to trying out in the flesh in Joburg during lockdown level 2.

‘In line with Joburg Tourism’s latest destination marketing campaign tagline, the City is ready to welcome visitors and residents to explore our “City Reimagined” to experience its renowned and familiar sights, sounds, tours, attractions and warm people,’ says Dlomo.

Enjoy dining out at some of Joburg’s vibey restaurants, which are open to patrons, while adhering to strict safety protocols. In addition to fine dining, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel is offering luxury escape packages to enjoy after the lockdown, including Spa treatments, delicious meals in the award-winning Amuse-Bouche and much more.

‘Enjoy the City’s warmth and hospitality and join the conversation on our Twitter page @visitjoburg and on Facebook. Discover why those who live in Joburg love it – and those who visit our mighty City never forget it,’ adds Dlomo.

Watch the Tourism Month promotional video:

Here’s a list of the various attractions on offer:

Botanical Gardens, Parks & Nature Reserves

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

Malcolm Road, Poortview, Roodepoort

0861 001 278

[email protected]

https://www.sanbi.org/gardens/walter-sisulu/

 

Zoo Lake, 60 Jan Smuts Avenue, Forest Town

011 483 1001

https://www.jhbcityparksandzoo.com/

The Wilds Nature Reserve, Houghton Drive, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg

011 6432 3313

https://www.jhbcityparksandzoo.com/

 

Croc City and Reptile Park Croc City, Plot 59, cnr Cedar Road and R114, Nietgedacht 535, Fourways

083 657 7561/ 321 1016

[email protected]

http://croccity.co.za/

 

Johannesburg Botanical Garden, Olifants Road, Emmarentia, Johannesburg

011 782 0517

[email protected]

https://www.jhbcityparksandzoo.com/

 

Kloofendal Nature Reserve, Veronica Street, Roodepoort

011 674 298

[email protected]

https://www.jhbcityparksandzoo.com/

 

Kliprivier Nature Reserve, 129 Peggy Vera Road, Kibler Park, Johannesburg South 011 943 3578

[email protected]

https://www.jhbcityparksandzoo.com/

 

Walking Tours and Cultural Experiences

Dlala Nje (Ponte City Apartments Tours), 1 Lily Avenue, Berea, Johannesburg

011 402 2373

[email protected]

www.dlalanje.org

 

Lebo’s Backpackers (Walking Tours), 10823A Pooe Street, Orlando, Soweto

011 936 3444

[email protected]

www.sowetobackpackers.com

 

Joburg360 (Maboneng, Jewel City, Hallmark House and City Tours)

082 880 1820

[email protected]

www.joburg360.com

 

Past Experiences (Graffiti and City Walk Tours)

083 701 3046

[email protected]

https://www.pastexperiences.co.za/

 

Migrant Cuisine Tours, 110 Fox Street, Gandhi Square, Johannesburg

082 894 5216

[email protected]

https://www.joburgplaces.com/

 

The Hub Presents (Alexandra Walking Tours), 1562 Springbok Crescent, Alexandra

072 347 4477/067 126 2696

Facebook: TheHubPresentsAlex

 

Micro-Adventure Tours, 1 Park Lane, Parktown, Johannesburg

083 772 4678

[email protected]

https://microadventuretours.co.za/

 

Main Street Walks, Curiosity Hotels, 302 Fox Street, Jeppestown, Johannesburg

011 614 0163

[email protected]

www.mainstreamstreetwals.co.za

 

Jozy Triangle Tours

081 544 5423/067 279 3288

[email protected]/

[email protected]

 

Adventurous Outdoor Activities

Lebo’s Backpackers (Bicycle Tours), 10823A Pooe Street, Orlando, Soweto

011 936 3444

[email protected]

www.sowetobackpackers.com

 

Gold Reef City Casino, Cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, Johannesburg

011 248 5000/5188

[email protected]

https://www.tsogosun.com/gold-reef-city-casino

 

Soweto Quad bike Experience, 635B Zone 3, Naledi Street, Meadowlands, Soweto

072 271 2170/076 515 4871

[email protected]

 

Acrobranch Melrose , Melrose St Ext, James and Ethel Gray Park, Melrose, Johannesburg

086 999 0369

[email protected]

http://acrobranch.co.za/

 

Markets, Stalls, Art and Studios

Rosebank Art and Craft Market, corner Bath & Cradock Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg

011 568 0850

http://www.artandcraftmarket.co.za/

 

Bryanston Organic Market, Corner Main and William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg

011 706 3671

[email protected]

https://www.bryanstonorganicmarket.co.za/

 

Victoria Yards, 16 Viljoen Street, Lorentzville, Johannesburg

010 594 5210/072 520 7432

 

Keyes Art Mile, 21 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg

011 888 8433

[email protected]

http://www.keyesartmile.co.za/

 

27 Boxes Melville, 75 4th Avenue Melville, Johannesburg

011 712 0000/067 016 2237

[email protected]

www.27boxes.co.za

 

Fietas Museum – Memory in Action (MIA), 25 14th Street, Vrededorp, Johannesburg

072 193 3580

[email protected]

 

Lindfield Victorian House Museum, 72 Richmond Avenue, Auckland Park, Johannesburg

011 726 2932

[email protected]

https://lindfield.wixsite.com/museum

 

Liliesleaf Farm, 7 George Avenue, Rivonia, Johannesburg

011 803 7882/3/4/060 996 6363

[email protected]

www.liliesleaf.co.za

 

Gallery MoMo, 52 7th Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg

082 409 0124

[email protected]

www.gallerymomo.com

 

Everard Read Gallery, 6 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg

011 788 4805

[email protected]

https://www.everard-read.co.za/

 

Stevenson Gallery, 46 7th Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg

011 403 1055

[email protected]

https://www.stevenson.info/exhibition/5283

 

Keyes Art Mile, 21 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg

011 888 8433

[email protected]

http://www.keyesartmile.co.za/

 

Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg

011 788 1113

[email protected]

http://www.goodman-gallery.com/

 

David Krut Projects Gallery, 142 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood, Johannesburg

011 447 0627

[email protected]

http://davidkrut.com/

 

Kalashnikovv Gallery, 70 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

061 241 2291

[email protected]

https://kalashnikov.com/

 

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