Traveling to Johannesburg for a day trip while in South Africa?  Don’t know what to do?  Look no further!  You have found your guide to some of the best day trip activities of Johannesburg.  All that’s left to do is experience them for yourself!

Carlton Centre

If you take Johannesburg day trips, be sure to visit Carlton Centre.  It’s a skyscraper and shopping center that you can find downtown.  Climb to the top of the fifty floor building and discover an observation deck where you can find a breathtaking view of the city.

Gold Reef City

What are Johannesburg day trips without a visit to the Gold Reef City amusement park?  A gold rush themed amusement park located on an old gold mine, the park and staff costumes are designed to look like you have taken a step back to the 1880s.  Located only eight kilometers from the center of Johannesburg, visitors can even find a museum on the premises where they can learn all about gold mining!

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Don’t forget to visit one of the many art museums that can be found in the heart of Johannesburg, including the historic Johannesburg Art Gallery, opened to the public in 1910.  See the works of local artists, as well as some of the greats, such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Pablo Picasso.  A museum of this caliber is a must-see.

Johannesburg Zoo

When in Africa, you cannot possibly forget to take a moment to appreciate the amazing wildlife.  The Johannesburg Zoo boasts white lions, one of the few places in the world with this variety of lion, and it is the only zoo in South Africa to have been able to breed Siberian Tigers successfully.  Visiting the zoo’s website in advance allows visitors to get an idea of the different animals that you will soon get to meet in person!