Nelson Mandela Square is on the outskirts of Johannesburg, which is the Sandton City which where most of the international chain hotels, offices and banks are. It's a major commercial center that spans several blocks. Inside this several block radius is Nelson Mandela Square, where there are different kinds of restaurants with a variety of options, such as pizza, seafood, African food ect. And presiding over the main entrance, we found the giant statue of Nelson Mandela, this time wearing the shirt of the national football team of South Africa.
We went as a group of three. When we arrived, they gave us each a card - mine said "Blankes/Whites", and my friends got "Nie Blankes/Non Whites". We didn't understand, but they just told us to continue. The actual entrance to the museum is just around the building, and when we got there we understood: there are two separate entrances, one for whites and the other for non-whites. The randomly selected cards choose where you will go, and it seems at first that you're not going to see the same museum as your friends ... but the truth is that it's only the first part, full of stories of history (thankfully it's only history now), is seen separately. The rest of the museum is open to all. Absolutely recommended to learn about the horrors of the country's recent past. It takes between 2 and 5 hours, depending on whether or not you watch the audiovisuals (there are a few).
The airport is not one of those that is difficult to find. When you reach the exit, cross the pedestrian crossing where it ends there is a pedestrian entrance to all car rental companies. When you leave the parking go directly to the highway with two options: Pretoria and Johannesburg. I attached some pictures of the airport at the international departures, a photo with the great Mandela made of small colored dots. airport More information at http: / / www.Toandfromtheairport.Com Johannesburg 21 km distance. Johannesburg airport is a hub to visit other countries. For me it was the beginning of a 13-day Johannesburg, Soweto, Pretoria, Botswana and cataracts. I'll leave in http://www.mibauldeblogs.com/2010/03/sudafrica-botswana-y-zimbabwe.html
This is a huge garden, serving as a refuge from the fast past of the city. There are 24 acres of roses and herb gardens, and also works of art, such as pergolas, statues, fountains and ponds. You can also do water sports here.
This zoo has an incredible number of wild animals. Lions, giraffes, zebras, elephants and different kinds of monkeys are found here, they're extremely well looked after and attended to. It's not like a Safari, but it's worth while to go round to see these unique animals in environments almost identical to their natural habitat.
Looking for things to do in Johannesburg? The largest city in South Africa will not disappoint you. Its streets contain some of the most important symbols of recent South African history, and the numerous Johannesburg attractions that await you will show you just how much this country has changed.
Constitution Hill (a former jail for dissident politicians like Mandela), the emotive Apartheid Museum, and the Mandela Museum in Soweto are just a few examples of places to visit in Johannesburg that are essential for understanding the past and present of the city. But there's plenty of stuff to do in Johannesburg for the whole family. Kids will love Lion Park, the zoo, and the planetarium.
Do you love art and culture? Curious about what to do in Johannesburg that will suit your tastes? Johannesburg Art Gallery and Market Theatre (the center of South African theater) complex are some of the must-sees of the city. But there are many more things to see in Johannesburg. Discover why Johannesburg is known as the city of gold in Gold Reef City (a theme park that reproduces the lives of the ancient gold mine Ormonde) or visit the observatory Top of Africa (the tallest building in the entire continent, making it literally one of the top attractions in Johannesburg) and enjoy spectacular views of the city.
Browse the experiences of Minube's users who've been to this city, and you'll see there are Johannesburg activities to suit every taste.