Five reasons to stay on in Johannesburg

An ever-growing list of things to explore and experience in Johannesburg are worthy of allocating more time to a visit, writes Michelle Colman.

According to Laura Vercuil, PR and Communication Officer of Johannesburg Tourism, marketing of the vibrant city to the leisure traveller is based on the premise that ‘Joburg is more than a stopover or gateway’.

From this emanates the ‘Explore, experience and enjoy Joburg in 72 hours’ campaign and slogan, intended to communicate why visitors should spend more time – at least three days – discovering the city.

The city’s ‘don’t leave without experiencing’ attractions include the City Sightseeing Bus, Gold Reef City, the Johannesburg Zoo, the SAB World of Beer, Origins Centre, Montecasino, the Apartheid Museum and struggle sites such as Constitution Hill and Liliesleaf Farm.