Tourist Attractions

Johannesburg is a rich melting pot of vibrant culture, great food, intriguing history and incredible landmarks. 

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    The Cradle of Humankind

    Take a step back in time to the place where humankind originated. The Cradle of Humankind, one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa, is where the first hominid, Australopithecus, was discovered in 1924. Experience the birthplace of humankind first-hand at the official visitor centres for the Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves.

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    Maropeng

    Be sure to visit Maropeng, a world-class exhibition centre that showcases the development of our human ancestors over the past few million years. See fossils, learn about how humankind was born, view stone tools that are up to one million years old, and much more.

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    The Sterkfontein Caves

    For added adventure, take a tour deep into the Sterkfontein Caves, the site of the most longstanding, continuous palaeoanthropological dig in the world, and world renowned for their fossil finds. These caves have produced the pre-human skull popularly known as ‘Mrs Ples’, and an almost complete hominid skeleton affectionately known as ‘Little Foot’.

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    Trout Fishing

    Krugersdorp, Johannesburg and the surrounding areas boast a multitude of dams that are perfect for trout fishing enthusiasts. Brookwood Estate Trout Farm, Trout Hunters, Bergsig Trout Farm and Kloofzicht Lodge are just a few of the trout fishing locations within the Krugersdorp area. Should you be interested in organising a day of trout fishing, kindly speak to the hotel concierge who can book a trout farm to suit your needs.

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    Hot Air Ballooning

    Take in the awe-inspiring landscapes of Johannesburg from a birds-eye view with an unforgettable Bill Harrop’s Hot Air Balloon Safari. Sip on fine champagne while hovering gently above the treetops of the beautiful Magalies River Valley, or drifting majestically high above the Magaliesberg range near the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site, just 45km north of Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, a region boasting some of the best ballooning weather in the world.

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    Hartbeespoort Dam

    Hartbeespoort Dam, affectionately known as ‘Harties’, has plenty of activities to entertain adventurous singles, couples and families. You can enjoy game drives, hot air ballooning, flea markets, art galleries, African curio markets, the aquarium, the private zoo, the snake park, and a breathtaking trip up the mountain on the cableway, to name just a few of the exciting activities. The incredible view of the Magaliesberg Mountains is best viewed at sunset whilst on a leisurely boat cruise.

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Renowned as the City of Gold because of its gold-mining beginnings, Johannesburg is a world-class African city that is so much more than just the financial hub of the continent. One of the world’s biggest urban forests, ‘Joburg’ (as it is affectionately known) has become a tourist hotspot because of its rich history, melting pot of vibrant cultures, diverse landscapes, intriguing arts and crafts, and many culinary delights that ultimately offer visitors a wide variety of attractions to explore.

Vivari Hotel and Spa is conveniently located half an hour (22km) away from Lanseria International Airport, and an hour (65km) away from OR Tambo International Airport.

Should you wish to explore the gems of Johannesburg, kindly speak to the hotel concierge to book a city tour that suits your particular interests.