Johannesburg, car hire with Avis is the convenient, comfortable way to get around, whether you visit Johannesburg on business or for pleasure.
Johannesburg is a fascinating city, with a vibrancy that sets it apart from any other city in South Africa. Its rich history and diverse tourist attractions mean that visitors will have a hard time fitting in all there is to see and do.
Tourist attractions in and around Johannesburg
Car Rental through Avis Johannesburg ensures that you'll have the right vehicle to navigate the bustling metropolis of Johannesburg and to visit some of the chief attractions in its surrounds. A drive to any of the following Johannesburg tourist attractions is likely to be rewarding and enjoyabble:
The Cradle of Humankind
Anthropological discoveries suggest that mankind's hominid ancestors first appeared around this area. The Cradle of Humankind site offers a unique natural, cultural and historical tourism experience.
Mai Mai market
Mai Mai is Johannesburg’s oldest market. Visitors are taken into the mysterious world of traditional healers with their “muti”, or traditional herbs and medicine. The market also features indigenous African clothing and curios.
Soweto is an enormous, sprawling spread of bungalows, houses, huts, shacks and dorms, with a population of 3.5 million. Most white South Africans are completely ignorant of life inside the townships, with it's unique problems and it's vibrant culture. Take a guided township tour and experience the warm hearts of those living in Soweto, one of the larges and oldest townships in South Africa.
More than 3000 species of animals and birds, many of them on the endangered list, are housed at the Johannesburg Zoo. Guided night tours are offered.
Lesedi multicultural village
Lesedi is set in pristine bushveld and rocky hills, less than an hour’s drive north of Johannesburg. Experience traditional Africa and learn about the vibrant and colourful lifestyles of the Basotho, Ndebele, Pedi, Xhosa and Zulu people.
An essential South African experience, the Museum depicts the carefully documented history of Apartheid through large, visually stunning displays and excellent audiovisual exhibits.
Gold Reef City
Gold Reef city is built around the shaft of a mine and designed to be an authentic reproduction of Johannesburg at the turn of the century. The complex also includes a theme park and offers shows, restaurants, and a casino that is open 24 hours a day.
The Market Theatre complex is Johannesburg's most important venue for live theatre.
A Johannesburg favourite, the planetarium offers various programs recommended by locals and travellers alike.
As the leading car hire brand in South Africa, Avis has the infrastructure, dedicated and helpful representatives and fleet to ensure that your trip to Johannesburg is a success.
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