Area Attractions

Discover the many wonders of Johannesburg from our Rosebank hotel. As the largest city in South Africa, “Jo’burg” is an extraordinary metropolis. Established as a gold rush town just over 120 years ago, it always has been a city of commerce and opportunity. The city has grown and become the largest and most populous city in South Africa, and the largest city in the world not built on or near a major water source. It is home to Africa’s tallest building, a large Central Business District (CBD) and many smaller urban centres. The Sandton CBD is only 5kms away from our Johannesburg Rosebank hotel.

Hyatt Regency Johannesburg

191 Oxford Road, Rosebank
Johannesburg, South Africa, 2132

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Arts and Culture

Johannesburg Art Gallery

The Johannesburg Art Gallery, often referred to as JAG, is located in the centre of Joubert Park in downtown Johannesburg. The building was designed by Edward Lutyens, the British architect also responsible for the city’s Anglo-Boer War Memorial and houses one of the biggest art collections in the country. It's a huge point of interest for all who love art and history, something that South Africa offers in bucket loads, so JAG is one of the places to visit in Johannesburg.

Market Theatre

The Market Theatre is renowned worldwide for brilliant anti-apartheid plays that have included Woza Albert, Asinamali, Bopha, Sophiatown, You Strike the Woman You Strike a Rock, Born in the RSA, Black Dog – Inj’emnyama, as well as the premieres of many of Athol Fugard’s award-winning dramas. The Market Theatre’s history is intertwined with the cultural, social and political struggle for freedom in South Africa.

Joburg Theatre

The Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein is where you’ll find a variety of popular shows and their annual pantomime crowd-puller. In the past decade, The Mandela at Joburg Theatre has hosted many hit shows, including William Kentridge’s acclaimed interpretation of Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE, the West End and Broadway musicals WEST SIDE STORY, CHICAGO, THE COLOR PURPLE and SPAMALOT and top-of-the-line global touring shows, such as LE GRAND CIRQUE, LORD OF THE DANCE and BRAZOUKA.

Goodman Gallery

Goodman Gallery is one of the most distinguished and longest-standing international contemporary art galleries. Established in Johannesburg in 1966, the gallery works with artists who are at once contemporary, influential and strive to shift perspectives and engender social transformation. Founded during the era of apartheid, Goodman Gallery offered a non-discriminatory space when museums served the agenda of the autocratic government. Since 2008, under the directorship of Liza Essers, Goodman Gallery has expanded on this legacy, shifted its focus, and introduced numerous pivotal curatorial initiatives and partnerships

Parks and Gardens

Kruger National Park

255.7 MI / 409.1 KM
The main reason to visit the Kruger is to see the wildlife. The Big Five (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo) are all here, and in total there are well over 100 species of large mammals including zebra, cheetah, giraffe and wildebeest.

Johannesburg Botanic Gardens

Creative landscaping, traditional gardening methods, splashes of summer colour and subdued carpets of leaves in autumn constitute this botanic masterpiece. If you're an ambler, these splendid gardens must surely be first on your list of intended visits.

Johannesburg Zoo

Enjoy a relaxing day with the entire family wandering through the 54 acres of lush gardens. The wide variety of wildlife will enthrall and entertain you. Tours are available to enrich your zoological experience and the highly acclaimed night tours allow you to discover the mysterious world of nocturnal creatures.

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

Against the backdrop of the magnificent Witpoortjie Waterfall, this Garden covers almost 300ha of landscape and natural veld areas, consisting of mosaic of grassland and savanna, with dense buddkloofs and along streams. The variety of habitats accommodates over 600 naturally occurring plant species.

Markets

Fourways Farmers Market

9.4 MI / 15.1 KM
The Fourways Farmers’ Market boasts 107 VENDOR STALLS, selling carefully selected products that are LOCAL, ARTISANAL, DELICIOUS! Immerse yourself in the most beautiful outdoor market in Johannesburg. Located on the original Fourways Farmstead, you’ll enter under our pine tree canopy, down the flower-lined path and through to our haybale picnic lawn.

Bryanston Organic & Natural Market

All products in this Market are handmade and produced organically, making a trip to this market in Joburg’s north a unique experience. Enjoy cakes, pastries, cheeses and crafts. Open Thursdays and Saturdays, 09:00 to 15:00.

Rosebank Sunday Market

The Rooftop Market is regarded by many as South Africa’s best flea market, and is well patronized by locals as well as tourists. More than 500 stalls offer quality clothing, beautiful ceramics, art and craft objects, antiques and collectibles. Open only on Sundays.

Neighborgoods Market

This award-winning market features over 100 specialty traders every Saturday, creating a weekly platform for local farmers, fine-food purveyors, organic merchants, bakers and distributors, grocers, mongers, butchers, artisan producers, celebrated local chefs, and micro enterprises.

Top Attractions

The Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum is a fascinating cultural attraction in Johannesburg. Through interesting exhibits and personal stories, discover what life was like under apartheid and get a deeper understanding of the troublesome history of the country.

The Lion & Safari Park

Located in Lanseria on the outskirts of Johannesburg, the Lion Park is one of the most famous attractions in Johannesburg. Popular with visiting celebrities, it is a place where you can enjoy getting up close to lions and you may even be able to play with the cubs.

The Cradle of Humankind

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located a short drive from Johannesburg and consists of a large area about 180 square miles in size. It is the place where many of the oldest hominid fossils in the world have been discovered. Visit the Maropeng Visitor Centre to find out all about the history of the amazing discoveries.

Constitution Hill

Constitution Hill is made up of a collection of historic buildings including a fort that later became a prison. It has a long history, but it is most well known for the political activists who were held here during apartheid, including Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

Guided Tours

The Elephant Sanctuary

The Elephant Sanctuary provides a safe-haven for our elephants and offers a platform for guest education and interaction. The focus is on education through interaction, so you will not only learn a lot about elephants, but also get to touch, feel, feed, walk trunk-in-hand and even ride these magnificent animals.