Johannesburg, South Africa

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Description

The name Soweto was first used in 1963 to describe the groups of townships to the south west of Johannesburg and is an acronym for South Western Townships. These townships were originally established after an outbreak of bubonic plague in the inner city slums of Johannesburg in 1904, but under the apartheid government, many black South Africans were forcefully relocated from the city and its suburbs to Soweto and other townships.

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Accommodations in Johannesburg

Top Things to Do in Johannesburg

Constitution Hill

Historic Site

Apartheid Museum

Specialty Museum

South Western Townships

Historic Site

Gold Reef City

Theme Park

South African National Museum of Military History

Military Museum

Monte casino bird park

Zoo

Maboneng Precinct

Neighborhood

Arts on Main

Landmark

Melville

Neighborhood

Rosebank Roof Market

Street Market

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Popular Tours in Johannesburg

Private Tour: 4-Day Chalet Kruger Park Safari from Johannesburg

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Spend your days traversing the park in search of the Big 5 and all the other species Kruger has to offer and evenings are spent around a camp fire. Read More

Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour

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Come and experience the wonders of the Pilanesaberg Nature reserve in an open 4x4 Safari vehicle on this 10-hour tour. Have the opportunity to view the big 5... Read More

3-Day Guided Hike in the Drakensberg Mountains from Johannesburg

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Spend 3 days and 2 nights hiking in the majestic Drakensberg mountains. This 5-star camping experience includes all camping equipment, food on the mountain,... Read More

Private Airport Transfers Between OR Tambo Airport and Johannesburg

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If safety, security, comfort and peace of mind are you priority then this is one of the best private airport transfers to choose when you need ground... Read More

Lion Park Half-Day Tour from Johannesburg

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Visit the Lion Park at the heart of Johannesburg just a 40 minute drive from Sandton in Johannesburg where you will have a date with lions who like to live in... Read More

Soweto Bicycle Day Tour from Sandton

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With a population of over 2 million, the biggest black urban settlement in Africa with a rich political history. Soweto was the centre of political campaigns... Read More

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Johannesburg Travel Tips & Reviews

Cost of Living in Johannesburg

Daily Budget:
USD

34 - 48

Weekly Budget:
USD

234 - 332
Item Description Estimated Price
Fast Food Meal
USD
3.50
Cheap Local Restaurant Meal
USD
7.50
Mid-range Restaurant Meal
USD
14.00
Coffee at a Cafe
USD
1.50
Beer at a Bar
USD
1.50
Bottle of Wine from a Market
USD
4.00
Ticket to a Movie
USD
5.00
Ticket on Public Transportation
USD
1.00
Taxi (1km)
USD
0.50

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Johannesburg Weather: Average Temperature

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
82 78 76 75 65 66 75 77 82 79 81 83
61 58 53 47 38 40 45 52 54 56 60 61
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
28 26 25 24 18 19 24 25 28 26 27 28
16 15 12 8 4 5 7 11 13 13 16 17

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