The city of Johannesburg is a dazzling and wonderful place for the entire family to explore. While many excursions in the city can cost a small fortune, we have identified some of the best activities in Johannesburg that cost under R200.
Shop till you drop at the Oriental Plaza
Entrance to the Oriental Plaza is FREE and with over 300 exclusive stores you are sure to find a unique shopping experience. The Oriental Plaza which drives on tradition and culture was built in 1974 and remains as one of South Africa's most iconic shopping malls in the Johannesburg city centre. From clothing stores to the most delicious foods, a visit to the Oriental Plaza can be as cheap or expensive as you choose.
Educate yourself at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
The world-class Sci-Bono Discovery Centre science centre supports maths, science and technology, education and offers innovative, dynamic learning experiences for all ages. They aim to contribute to building South Africa's science, engineering and technology capacity. This extraordinary, all-weather family destination situated in the vibrant and safe precinct of Newtown, Johannesburg. The centre features more than 350 interactive maths, science and technology exhibits and is the largest and most visited science centre in Southern Africa. In addition to the hundreds of exhibits, it also offers a wide range of leisure and educational activities and events. The cost for this amazing experience - adults R60, Children aged 3-16 pay R40, FREE for children under the age of 3, pensioners and students pay R40.
Sightseeing Johannesburg on a red bus
The city's Double Decker Hop-on Hop-off bus services take patrons on an official city tour. Exploring the sights in Johannesburg, the bus has over 16 stops and taking you and your family to over 20 of City of Gold's top attractions. The much loved open top red bus is safe, fun, educational and convenient. It could not be any easier to get to Johannesburg's top attractions. The cost: a one-day open bus tour costs R200 per adult and R110 for kids. Also, be sure to check out for any weekend specials that will save you money.
Nelson Mandela Foundation
In 1999 Madiba opened the Nelson Mandela Foundation, a non-profit organisation when he stepped down as the President of South Africa. The foundation is focused on memory, dialogue and legacy work. To visit the centre it is wise to submit a booking request via the website. The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 09:30 and 15:30 and the cost is absolutely FREE, however, donations are gladly welcomed.
Visit the James Hall Museum of Transport
The James Hall Museum of Transport is the largest and most comprehensive museum of land and transport in South Africa. The museum gives visitors a rare glimpse of Johannesburg's transport history, dating back more than a century. The intriguing steam locomotives, penny farthings and ox-wagons are sure to keep kids and enthusiasts entertained for hours. Also a stop on the red city bus tour, the museum is open Tuesdays to Fridays 09:00-17:00, Saturdays and Sundays 09:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00, closed on Mondays, and every third weekend of the month. Entrance to the Museum is FREE, however, donations are encouraged to keep the museum in top shape.
Whether you live in Johannesburg or just visiting, make your exploration of the city an exciting one. There are many amazing activities for the whole family to enjoy. If you simply fall in love with the beautiful city and have hopes to move here, contact RE/MAX Masters now and we will assist you in finding the perfect spot in Johannesburg.