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3 Days in Johannesburg - Perfect 72 Hours Guide

Johannesburg is one of the largest and one of the famous cities in South Africa. Though it was merely a gold-mining settlement in the 19th-century, it has transformed into a flourishing city today. It holds a significant place in the recent history as it is known as the home of Nelson Mandela. Lovingly known as Joburg, this city offers something for every type of tourist. When you explore Johannesburg in 3 days, you get enough time to visit all the important sites. You can follow this trip plan and understand what are places you can visit and things you can do while wandering around.

What to see in 3 days in Johannesburg?

Day 1 In Johannesburg

Spend the 1st day in the city by visiting some of the most famous tourist attractions in Johannesburg. Head off to Constitution Hill that holds a significant place in the history of the country. This is the old prison with the history of more than 100 years that has been converted into a museum today. Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela are some of the famous prisoners here. Visit Johannesburg Botanical Garden in the afternoon to spend some time away from all the hustle and bustle. There is a small restaurant on the premises where you can satiate your hunger. Your Johannesburg itinerary for 3 days needs to have a planned visit to Zoo Lake. You can enjoy boating in the lake with your loved ones.

Head to Carlton Centre in the evening as this majestic skyscraper with an observation deck is known for offering panoramic views of the city. Catch a lovely sunset and go to Maboneng area to experience the nightlife in Johannesburg. This area has become the beating heart of the city with a plethora of art galleries, cafes, and restaurants.

Day 2 In Johannesburg

Enter the 2nd day in Johannesburg by visiting the Apartheid Museum in the morning. It is an ideal place to spend a couple of hours learning about the story of Apartheid through photographs, videos, and different interactive displays. Spend the remaining day at Gold Reef City that located only minutes away from the museum. This park is themed upon the famous gold rush that the country witnessed during the 19th century. With 3 days in Johannesburg, you will have enough time to enjoy all the rides here. These 2 sites will take most of your day. The 1st place will introduce you to journey of the country whereas the 2nd is the place to spend fun-filled time.

Go to Montecasino that is established on the other side of the city. For those who want to experience the combination of entertainment and shopping in Johannesburg, this is the place to be!

Day 3 In Johannesburg

As this is the final day of your trip, consider visiting remaining points of interest in Johannesburg. Start your day by going to Johannesburg Zoo that is located in the heart of the city. It is home to several rare African species along with white lions. You can spend half a day here and visit Hector Pieterson Museum in the afternoon. You cannot miss visiting Mandela House Museum and Nelson Mandela Square when you have 72 hours in Johannesburg. This public square is a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. The streets are dotted with cafes and eateries that will pamper your taste buds. Spend an evening here and head back to the hotel for a quiet night.

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