Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa. It is also the provincial capital of Gauteng. The city has the largest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa and is one of the fifty largest metropolitan areas in the world. The Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area includes Ekurhuleni, the West Rand, Soweto, and Lenasia. Johannesburg is located on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills, which contributes to its large-scale gold and diamond trade.
Major industries in Johannesburg include mining, steel and cement plants, banking, IT, real estate, transport, broadcast and print media, private health care, transportation, and retail. The city is a leading financial centre in South Africa. The central business district features several tall buildings, such as the Carlton Centre, the Hillbrow and Sentech. Johannesburg is the headquarters of the South African Broadcasting Corporation. There area many options for serviced offices in the city.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Johannesburg has a lot to offer in terms of sights and activities. The downtown city centre is the most-visited part of Johannesburg. Major points of interest include the Market Theatre area, the university area Braamfontein (with a great Saturday market), the Maboneng Precinct (Arts on Main), The Troyeville Hotel, the Oriental Plaza shopping mall, and so much more. Johannesburg has a variety of restaurants offering diverse cuisine options. Good dining locations include 7th Street, Melville, Gleneagles Road (Greenside) and Grant Avenue (Norwood). In terms of restaurants Moyo is a great choice for traditional African cuisine, if Brazilian is more your taste then you can visit Rodizio Arirang and Rivonia offers an array of Korean delicacies. Pubs and clubs are concentrated in the Melville student district, as well as in the Rivonia and Sandton areas.
Getting to Johannesburg is quite easy, as it has its own airport – O.R. Tambo International Airport, located 13 miles from the city centre. You can get from the airport to downtown by rail (Gautrain, a rapid suburban rail network) and by taxi (metered). You can drive to Johannesburg via several highways, such as N1 from Cape Town and N3 from Durban. Public transportation includes cross-country trains, MetroRail and Gautrain commuter train, and bus service.