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.

Points of interest close to Johannesburg:


Edenvale Hospital

Tel: +27 (0)11 321 6000
Donald Gordon Medical Centre

The Wits University Donald Gordon Medical Centre (WDGMC) is the first private academic hospital in South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)113566000
Netcare Mulbarton Hospital

Netcare Mulbarton Hospital is conveniently situated in True North Road, Mulbarton, to the south of Johannesburg, and offers easy access to all major highways.

Tel: +27 (0) 11 682 4300
Coronation Hospital

Tel: +27 (0)11 470 9000
Brenthurst Clinic

Brenthurst Clinic subscribe to the core values of the Life Healthcare group, while individually striving to continually improve facilities, standards and technology.

Tel: 011 647 9000
Netcare Milpark Hospital

Netcare Milpark Hospital nestles close to trendy Melville is easily accessible to most of Johannesburg's suburbs.

Tel: + 27 (0)11 480 5600
South Rand Hospital

Tel: +27 (0)11 681 2000 / 18
Netcare Garden City Hospital

Garden City are committed to quality patient care. The hospital offers all disciplines with a special focus on Paediatrics and Maternity.

Tel: Tel: +27 (0)11 495 5000
Life Bedford Gardens Hospital

All Life Bedford Gardens Hospital staff appreciate the importance of quality in delivery of service and to embrace caring principles of empathy, ethics, excellence, energy and empowerment.

Tel: 011 677 8500
Netcare Linkwood Hospital

Netcare Linkwood Hospital strive to make your stay an unforgettable experience together with providing family centred maternity care.

Tel: 011 485 3250
Helen Joseph Hospital

Tel: +27 (0)11 489 0570 / 1011
Sizwe Tropical Diseases Hospital

Tel: +27 (0)11 531 4300
Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital

Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital is an accredited central hospital with 1088 beds serving patients from across the Gauteng province and neighbouring provinces.

Tel: +27 (0)11 488 4911
Netcare Linksfield Hospital

Netcare Linksfield Hospital has 263 beds and has established itself as one of South Africa’s leading Medical Oncology Centres

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

The 116 bed Netcare Rosebank Hospital is a smaller, specialised hospital that offers a variety of disciplines

Tel: +27 11 328 0500

Coca-Cola Park (Ellis Park Stadium)

Coca-Cola Park (Ellis Park Stadium) with a seating capacity of 62,567 is located in Doornfontein, and home ground of the Lions rugby union.

Tel: +27 11 402 8644
Bidvest Wanderers Stadium

Bidvest Wanderers Stadium is the home ground of the Highveld Lions cricket team and has a capacity of around 34 000 seats.

Tel: 011 788 1008
Wembley Indoor Stadium

Tel: (011) 683-2440
FNB Stadium (Soccer City)

FNB Stadium (also Soccer City) with a capacity of 94,700 is located in Johannesburg and South Africa's largest stadium. Mainly used for soccer.

Tel: +27 11 247 5300
Johannesburg Stadium

Johannesburg Stadium in Doornfontein can accommodate 37,500 people. It was originally built as an athletics stadium, but also hosted football and rugby matches.


Constitution Hill

Constitution Hill offers a variety of indoor and outdoor venues available for conferences, live performances, banquets, product launches, cocktail evenings, private functions and corporate events.

Tel: +27(0)11 381 3100
Delta Environmental Centre

Delta Environmental Centre seats 186 delegates and has been used as an exhibition hall, for cocktail parties, product launches, breakfasts, dinners, seminars, workshops, training sessions and plays

Tel: +27(0)11 888 4831
Johannesburg Zoo

Johannesburg Zoo is a day/evening venue with various facilities such as the Anglo Gold Ashanti Conference Centre, the Elephant House and others.

Tel: +27 (0)11 646 2000
Killarney Country Club

Killarney Country Club caters for all types of events, from the small and intimate to the grand and elaborate such as banquets, cocktails, year-end functions, conferences, exhibitions and training sessions

Tel: +27(0)11 442 7411
Universities & Colleges

INTEC College

INTEC College offers the widest range of distance learning courses covering many disciplines from business to creative studies.

Tel: 0860 103 347
University Of The Witwatersrand

University Of The Witwatersrand (Wits)) has a reputation built on research and academic excellence and is one of only two universities in Africa ranked as a leading institution in the world

Tel: 011 716 5525
University Of Johannesburg

The University of Johannesburg (UJ), one of the largest, multi-campus, residential universities in South Africa

Tel: (0) 11 559-4555
CTU Training Solutions

CTU Training Solutions was established in 1987 and has been specialising in skills training across various fields in the IT industry

Tel: 011 403 078
Boston City Campus & Business College

Boston City Campus & Business College offer over 100 Dynamic Career Qualifications with campuses throughout South Africa

Tel: 011 331 2455
IMM Graduate School of Marketing

IMM Graduate School of Marketing is a independent marketing college that offers distance learning, is registered with the department of higher education.

Tel: +27 11 628 2000
Business School

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) is part of the University of Pretoria and situated in Johannesburg and established in 2002

Tel: (011) 771 4000
Henley Management College

Henley in South Africa organises programmes, including the Henley MBA, to cater for the Southern African region and the rest of Africa

Tel: +27 11 808-0866
Milpark Business School

Milpark Business School is situated in Johannesburg and established in 1997. Also campuses in Cape Town and Durban.

Tel: 011 718 4000
Regenesys Business School

Regenesys Business School situated in Sandton, Johannesburg and established in 1999

Tel: +27(11) 669 5000
Wits Business School (WBS)

Wits Business School (WBS) is part of the University of the Witwatersrand and situated in Johannesburg and established in 1968.

Tel: +27 (0)117173544
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