Johannesburg, locally known as Jo’burg or Jozi, is the largest city in South Africa, and as you’ll find in the infographic below, it certainly has the facts and activities to match. From swanky cocktail bars to liberating national parks, you’ll never be short of something to get your claws into.

As one of the world’s most diverse, fast-paced and vibrant cities; in many ways it lives up to its reputation as the New York of Africa and a World Class African City. It’s the largest city in South Africa, and is the capital of Gauteng, the country’s wealthiest province. The city is one Africa’s most global cities, alongside Cairo and Cape Town.

Before the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup, many people would have frowned when you told them you’re coming to Johannesburg on holiday. You would have be confronted with concerns about crime and traffic, and the very common question Jo’burg? What’s there to actually do in Jo’burg?. As with many large cities throughout the world, crime does remain a problem, and tourists are encouraged to always be aware of their surroundings and belongings, as measures to safeguard residents and tourists are slowly being put into action.

And yet despite it’s undeniable issues, this fascinating city, which originally served as a starting point for travels to the rest of South Africa and Africa, has fast become one of the region’s most popular, and well-run, tourism and business centers.

And things have changed now – see for yourself!

Johannesburg - Roam out for the Best Places in Entire Africa