Transformed into a vibrant modern metropolis, Johannesburg is a fascinating destination for holiday travel and the perfect start or end point for an African safari.
Right beside Four Seasons Westcliff, this vast, leafy zoo is home to approximately 320 animal species, totaling about 2,000 creatures. We suggest a night tour to witness nocturnal animals on the prowl.
One of Africa’s largest game reserves, Kruger National Park is a three-hour drive from Johannesburg. Let our Concierge plan a thrilling safari to view Africa’s Big Five: elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo.
Travel back in time and discover the story of South Africa’s black citizens who lived under an apartheid government for more then 40 years. You’ll also learn about the country’s subsequent path to democracy.
Golfers are spoiled for choice at Four Seasons Hotel Westcliff, Johannesburg. Thirty-six of the top 100 courses in South Africa are within an hour’s drive, and premier golf clubs are just a few minutes away.
Tour the site of the notorious Old Fort Prison Complex, where political activists such as Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were once held. Today it’s home to the Constitutional Court, a museum and art gallery.
Plan a day trip to the Cape Town area, home to the internationally acclaimed South African wine industry. The valleys of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek have become known as The Winelands.
Short for “South Western Townships”, Soweto is Johannesburg’s must-see city-within-the-city, including 21 different townships. Discover the lively mix of local restaurants and fascinating heritage sites.
Touch, feed, ride and walk hand-in-trunk with lovingly tended African elephants at the Hartbeespoortdam Elephant Sanctuary, just a one-hour drive from Four Seasons Westcliff.
The best Johannesburg shopping is in large-scale malls. Visit Hyde Park Corner, Rosebank and Sandton Square for department stores and designer boutiques, or the open-air Melrose Arch for sidewalk strolling.
Maboneng, meaning “Place of Light”, is a regenerated warehouse district with a cool, creative atmosphere, attracting many artists. The area features independent retail, restaurants and entertainment venues.
Once a slum overlooked by the city’s first coal power station, this rejuvenated district is now a lively arts centre. A massive Victorian building houses both Museum Africa and the Market Theatre.
With a collection of industrial buildings from the 1930s, this site has been developed into a collection of specialty boutiques, food stops and design studios. Meander through the shady arcades and courtyards.
This unique eco-tourism destination focuses on the well-being and regeneration of various native African species – in particular the rare white lion, the endangered wild dog and the cheetah. It’s fascinating for families!
CRADLE OF HUMANKIND
This UNESCO World Heritage Site features some of the oldest early-human fossils ever found. See fascinating displays and explore the limestone caves where many of the fossils were discovered.
GOLD REEF CITY
Just outside the centre of Johannesburg, Gold Reef City is a 24-hour entertainment complex, combining a casino with a major theme park, including the widest range of attractions in Africa.