Johannesburg Tours / Nightlife:
Johannesburg Tours / Nightlife starts right here with Shuttle King. We will collect you at any given address and return you safely back after your tour.
PLACES TO TRY
The Johannesburg Metropole consists of the Johannesburg CBD, the outer urban and business centres of Sandton, Midrand, Randburg and Roodepoort, and the townships of Soweto and Alexandra.
The economic engine of South Africa, the city of Johannesburg was built atop some of the world’s largest mineral reserves, including 30% of the world’s gold. Also called ‘Egoli’ or ‘Place of Gold’ in Zulu, Johannesburg is the largest city in Sub-Saharan Africa, covering over 200 square miles.
Founded in 1886 after the discovery of gold, ‘Joburg’ is one of the highest cities in the world at 1750m above sea level, and is situated on a watershed called the ‘Witwatersrand’ (White Waters Ridge). The word for ‘Ridge’ – ‘Rand’ has consequently been adopted as the moniker for South Africa’s currency – appropriately so, as it was the gold deposits beneath JHB that have contributed historically to the lion’s share of SA’s wealth. Though the gold deposits have dwindled (or at least those that can be reached at this time – more lies deeper), Johannesburg remains the economic powerhouse of South Africa and is growing all the time…