Cape Town may be the real tourist magnet of the south Africa with all of its scenic beauty and its lively nightlife. But it’s not the only city of south Africa, the Megalopolis of Johannesburg which with its more than 4 million population is the largest city not only of the country but of the whole continent and is another place worth visiting in South Africa. The city is the economic hub of the country and is fast becoming the nerve center of the regional economic activities as well. The city is fast increasing in size and according to most experts within the next 2 decades the city will encompass the constitutional capital of Pretoria into it as well. The city is believed to have the best nightlife of the region and has some magnificent museums of the country that will provide you with some awesome sight seeing experience.
As the city is the major center of tourism, industry and commerce in the region so you can find a cheap flight to Johannesburg from most of the major European airports. If you have spent some days in Cape Town then you will find the city of Johannesburg to be a lot different to it, first of all the city is a lot cheaper when it comes to accommodation and traveling as compared to cape Town. You can easily find a hotel according to your taste and budget. The first place that most tourist head to is the district of Soweto, with its magnificent malls, museums and nightclubs it will surely provide you with a memorable vacation time. This is also the best place for shopping in the city, again the price here is far less than what you expect to pay in the malls of cape town.
The best museum of the city are located in the Braamfontein district of the city, which is also famous for its Saturday Market and a lively nightlife. Johannesburg is also famous for its cultural and ethnic diversity, try to pay a visit to Fordsburg the Indian district of the town which will give you a feel of if you are in India itself, if you think you can handle the spicy food then try to eat out in one of restaurant in the district. The shopping malls of Fordsburg are famous for their bargains, most famous being the Oriental plaza which is located in the centre of the museum. Just across the district is the notorious Hillbrow also known as Little Lagos, which has a bad reputation because of its drug dealers, crime and sex bars, but it also has the some of the best nightlife of the city and in the last few years the crime rate here has dropped significantly.
If you are an art enthusiast then you will love to visit the Johannesburg Art Gallery located close to the Kubert Park. To take a look into the dark apartheid years of the south Africa head to the Apartheid Museum of Johannesburg which has some quite informative material regarding that era.