Discovering the streets of Johannesburg

Pau Clavero, Tropicfeel Explorer

Pau Clavero

My name is Pau Clavero and one of my passions is traveling. I have been to many parts of the world and I have lived many unimaginable experiences.
Johannesburg
3 days
Johannesburg
3 days
Adventure Monuments sightseeing Roadtrip Safari

I had been looking forward to visiting the city of Johannesburg and its surroundings for a long time. Although it is a slightly less conventional trip, it's one full of history and culture that I would advise everyone to take. Make sure you have a lot of energy when you go because there are a thousand things to visit.

Johannesburg is well known in the advertising world because many commercials are filmed there since every corner of the city looks like it could be part of a different location.
Take advantage of local businesses (food and products) to encourage local consumption.
It is advisable to do more than one day of Safari to guarantee seeing more animals as you could be unlucky on the first day.
Johannesburg is well known in the advertising world because many commercials are filmed there since every corner of the city looks like it could be part of a different location.
Take advantage of local businesses (food and products) to encourage local consumption.
It is advisable to do more than one day of Safari to guarantee seeing more animals as you could be unlucky on the first day.

Explore Johannesburg, South Africa in 3 days

DAY 1

Soweto in Johannesburg, South Africa

Soweto

On the first day we went to Soweto, one of the most famous urban areas in Johannesburg. It is a middle-class neighbourhood where the majority of the population live. This neighborhood is well known because it is where Nelson Mandela lived.

Nelson Mandela's home in Soweto, Johannesburg

Nelson Mandela's home

We went to visit Nelson Mandela's house. The house isn't too big and it's situated in the neighborhood of Soweto. The house has an interesting history inside which you can understand more about Nelson Mandela and his experience during the apartheid.

Soweto Market in Johannesburg, South Africa

Soweto Market

After visiting Nelson Mandela's house, we tasted some typical food. A local type of bread stuffed with various things like chicken, egg and sausage. We then went to the market in the center of Soweto to get a better idea of the various cultures within South Africa after which, we visited one of the most cosmopolitan parts of the city.

DAY 2

Kwa Mai Mai Market in Johannesburg, South Africa

Kwa Mai Mai Market

Day 2 started by going to visit the traditional market called Kwa Mai Mai market. This is a marketplace where they sell articles related to the different cultures in South Africa (especially Zulu, one of the most important tribes in the country). Amongst the different items you'll find traditional medicines, clothing and more. This is one of the most famous markets in the city where you can find these types of things.

Barbecue in Johannesburg, South Africa

Typical Food (Barbecue)

From there we went next door to eat in an outdoor patio with beach bars. There they make a kind of barbecue meat and serve it with a grain similar to couscous.

Diepsloot neighborhood in Johannesburg, South Africa

Diepsloot

Afterward, we took the car and headed towards Diepsloot. This is one of the neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city where communities with fewer resources live. This neighborhood is divided into different numbered sections and many people from other countries go to live there looking for a better life.

DAY 3

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Road trip to Dinokeng Game Reserve

On the last day we took a 2-hour drive to the Dinokeng Game Reserve for a short safari.

Dinokeng Game Reserve in Johannesburg, South Africa

Dinokeng Game Reserve

In this reserve you can find elephants, lions, rhinos, buffalos, and leopards. It was about a 2 1/2 hour safari and we only got to see antelopes and reptiles so we were a little disappointed. Despite this, it was still an exciting and enriching experience overall filled with natural beauty.

Pretoria capital of South Africa

Pretoria, the capital of South Africa

On our way back to the city, we went through Pretoria which is the capital of South Africa. We passed by Union Square which is the building where the president works.

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Before you travel

  • I recommend wearing comfortable shoes that allow you to walk long distances as you can go to a thousand places.
  • It is advisable to be vaccinated against the following diseases: Typhus, Hepatitis A and B, Yellow Fever, Rabies, and Influenza.
  • I recommend hiring a guide to take you to different places and tell you historical facts and funny anecdotes. It is also important because they know the less safe areas of the city.

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Pau Clavero

My name is Pau Clavero and one of my passions is traveling. I have been to many parts of the world and I have lived many unimaginable experiences, through my channels (Youtube and Instagram) I show all my adventures. Also, one of my favorite hobbies is analog photography, thanks to it, I can experiment with new techniques and ways to capture different types of light and moments to be able to also capture it in my videos.
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