Explore Johannesburg in a Rental Car

Explore Johannesburg in a Rental Car

Explore Johannesburg in a Rental Car – Johannesburg is known as the economic hub of South Africa and, possibly, in the whole of Africa.  Johannesburg was founded in the late 1800s after gold was discovered on one of the farms, hence its nickname –“City of Gold.”  This triggered the famousgold rush as people from all over the world flocked to the Witwatersrand in search of riches.

Today, Johannesburg is the biggest city in South Africa and is responsible for generating a large portion of the country’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product). In addition to being an economic powerhouse, there is also a wide range of tourist attractions that you can explore as you travel around in your rental car. As long-term car rental specialists in Johannesburg, we decided to share our top tourist attractions in and around Johannesburg.

The Cradle of Humankind

Gain an insight into mankind’s origin by visiting the Cradle of Humankind, one of 8 World Heritage Sites in South Africa and the only one in Gauteng.

Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City is a major theme park that is situated on an old gold mine.  The central theme is focussed around the Gold Rush of the late 1800’s to the Witwatersrand.  You won’t be at a loss of things to do –visit their top notch casino, take a tour of the old gold mine and definitely enjoy a rush of adrenalin on one of their world-class theme rides.

The Apartheid Museum

Apartheid is a major part of the fight for liberation and quality in our now democratic country’s history.  Go visit the Apartheid Museum and get a sense of the struggles South Africa went through in order to triumph over Apartheid and enter a new era of peace and equal opportunity.

There is so much to do and explore in Johannesburg, you’ll need a reliable car to do so. For all your car rental needs visit our section on car rentals in Johannesburg.