Johannesburg unlike most other major cities, was not founded near water. Inland, and perched on the 80km long rocky outcrop of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg's existence and growth came from the financial waters left behind - gold.

The discovery of this enchanting mineral hidden below the plains of the highveld sparked off one of the fastest urban developments of the modern era.

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 30 kilometres in each direction into a metropolis of skyscrapers.

The Johannesburg of today is a modern version of its inauspicious but frantic beginnings. It is the technological and financial forerunner of Africa, South Africa's pemier business destination and home, including Soweto, to more than five million people.

Built on and maintained by the ancient ground it covers, Johannesburg is the prince of the subcontinent.

Where to Stay
Accommodation in Johannesburg Metropole are found in areas such as Sandton, Johannesburg City, Randburg, Roodepoort, Benoni and Kempton Park near OR Tambo Int Airport.

Things to Do
Johannesburg offers a host of attractions and activities, and offers the visitor many things to do.

Day Tours in Johannesburg
There is no easier way to explore Johannesburg city, Soweto, the Cradle of Humankind and various other attractions, than joining a scheduled half-day or day tour.

There are 17 nature reserves in Johannesburg with 12 river systems that run throughout the city. Gardens and parks nurture about 6 million trees and an amazing 40 percent of the entire world's human ancestor fossils have been found in areas adjoining the city - the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.

Culture & History
With more than 20 theatres and about 30 art galleries, Johannesburg is an excellent place for local and international artists to get exposure. Johannesburg also has about150 heritage sites, half of which are national monuments.

The population of Johannesburg is about 3.5 million and Black Africans account for 73 percent of the population, followed by Whites at 16 percent, Coloureds at 6 percent and Asians at 4 percent.

Universities & Colleges:

Find accommodation near the following universities & college(s) in Johannesburg:

Boston City Campus & Business College
Tel: 011 331 2455

CTU Training Solutions
Tel: 011 403 078

IMM Graduate School of Marketing
Tel: +27 11 628 2000

INTEC College
Tel: 0860 103 347

University Of Johannesburg
Tel: (0) 11 559-4555

University Of The Witwatersrand
Tel: 011 716 5525


Find accommodation near the following hospital(s) in Johannesburg:

Brenthurst Clinic
Tel: 011 647 9000

Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital
Tel: +27 (0)11 488 4911

Coronation Hospital
Tel: +27 (0)11 470 9000

Donald Gordon Medical Centre
Tel: +27 11 356 6000

Edenvale Hospital
Tel: +27 (0)11 321 6000

Helen Joseph Hospital
Tel: +27 (0)11 489 0570 / 1011

Life Bedford Gardens Hospital
Tel: 011 677 8500

Netcare Garden City Hospital
Tel: Tel: +27 (0)11 495 5000

Netcare Linksfield Hospital
Tel: +27 (0)11 647 3400

Netcare Linkwood Hospital
Tel: 011 485 3250

Netcare Milpark Hospital
Tel: + 27 (0)11 480 5600

Netcare Mulbarton Hospital
Tel: +27 (0) 11 682 4300

Netcare Rosebank Hospital
Tel: +27 11 328 0500

Sizwe Tropical Diseases Hospital
Tel: +27 (0)11 531 4300

South Rand Hospital
Tel: +27 (0)11 681 2000 / 18


Find accommodation near the following stadium(s) in Johannesburg:

Bidvest Wanderers Stadium
Tel: 011 788 1008
Coca-Cola Park (Ellis Park Stadium)
Tel: +27 11 402 8644
FNB Stadium (Soccer City)
Tel: +27 11 247 5300
Johannesburg Stadium
Tel: n/a
Wembley Indoor Stadium
Tel: (011) 683-2440

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