Jozi Holiday: Places to see and things to do

Are you planning to visit Johannesburg for the summer holidays? As a trusted car hire company in Johannesburg, Pace Car Rental has wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to the top attractions the City of Gold has to offer.

With the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886, people from all over the world started streaming in to the settlement in an attempt to find wealth.  During Apartheid, Jozi also played a crucial role in the struggle against the National Party that ruled the country from 1948 to 1994.  Today, Johannesburg is the economic hub of South Africa that thrives on its heritage.

Here is our list of recommended things to do in the “City of Gold:”

  1. The Cradle of Humankind – This is a world heritage site that offers a glimpse back into history and is home to around 40% of the world’s human ancestor fossils.  Except for visiting the caves where our ancestors lived, one can also go bungee jumping, experience hot air balloon rides and stargazing.
  2. Gold Reef City – Experience the rich history of the gold rush by taking a guided tour through the old gold mine, enjoy the uniquely African thrill rides, visit the casino or just go there to enjoy the fun.
  3. Visit the Apartheid heritage sites – Jozi played a crucial role in the struggle against Apartheid and there are a few museums and heritage sites that tell the story. These sites and museums include: Apartheid Museum, the Hector Petersen Museum, Nelson Mandela House Museum and Liliesleaf.
  4. Visit the Lion Park – Experience Africa in a unique way with the opportunity to get close and personal with real lion cubs.
  5. Johannesburg Zoo – Enjoy a day of relaxing and viewing the wide range of animals on display at the zoo.

With all the fun and historic sites and things to do in Johannesburg, we won’t blame you for wanting to come here on holiday!  Have you planned how you will get around yet? For all the pleasures the city has to offer, the public transport system can be expensive and unreliable. At Pace Car Rental, we have a wide range of cars available for both short and long term hire that won’t break the bank.

Call us now on 011 262 5500 to enquire about our summer holiday car rental specials.