Visit The Heart Of Witwatersrand: Johannesburg

Why Is Johannesburg Known As The Heart Of Witwatersrand?

Image Source -
A golden metropolis that stands in the global south is cool place that also glitters and shines-Johannesburg.

Along the span of about 5 decades passed since this city containing its own richest gold field in the world has forcibly set up under the ruling of apartheid policies, modern Johannesburg can be obviously seen with its own progression as a place full of economic prosperity and an expansion in the growth of tourism. One of its landmark that would prove such of those present condition lies beneath the ridge that serves as a watershed (the dividing line between adjacent river systems) on which the city stands is often called Witwatersrand.

The city’s high altitude that gives it a mild climate is a big factor for tourist attractions. Summers are warm and winters are cold to mild. There are also a number of lakes and dams in the area which was proposed to be the result of mining operations. Gold industry has built Johannesburg into South Africa’s most important commercial and industrial city. Other deposited mineral products such as coal and iron supplies the continuous booming of South Africa’s economy.

Few of the attractions of Johannesburg lists below:


Tribal dancers move with precision to pulsating beats while performing traditional dances. These is one of the performances that tourists enjoy watching especially at Gold Reef City, a working mine and reconstruction of the city’s gold rush days.

2. Carlton Center which is located in Central Johannesburg ranks as one of the city’s tallest buildings. On the 50th floor is Carlton Panorama, a 201 meter observation desk. The view encompasses the beauty and contrast of Johannesburg.

3. Carlton Hotel is an imaginative modern architecture in the heart of the city.

4. Headgear of a working gold mine symbolizes the industry upon which Johannesburg was built. Only gold has made Johannesburg the nation’s center of industry and commerce.

5. A plaza fountain sculpture represents a herd of leaping impala. These swift, graceful antelope live on grasslands in the Eastern and Northern Transvaal.

6. The Rissik Street Post Office which was built in 1897 now hails as one of Johannesburg’s oldest buildings. One storey was added in 1902, to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII of England.

7. Africana Museum is a public library that houses historical and geological items.

8. Johannesburg Art Gallery typically includes some of the westernized works such as British, Dutch, and French art. It also covers some South African arts.

9. Johannesburg Botanic Garden features many magnificent trees and large rose garden.

10. Lion Park outside the city reveals lions, zebras, springboks, wildebeests, and other animals.

Johannesburg is truly a modern and exciting city. It is a great place to visit which is often dubbed to be the hub of South Africa’s commercial, financial, industrial and mining undertakings.

407 0

Related Articles

Read the article and check out 10 of the world's hottest honeymoon destinations of the world. .

Andaman Island is famous for its tourist traffic. There are many tourist spots to visit and one of them is Car Nicobar.

India is a country with varied culture and is known in the world for the same. However, it is not only about the culture, but also places to visit in India as well.

Kindly login to comment on this post.
There are no comments yet.

Write Travel and Culture Related Articles and Make Money

Do you like to write history, culture and travel related articles? Publish your original content here and start earning money from it.