Downtown Joburg, South Africa
Before coming here we were advised to be careful both by people we had met and the internet about safety issues in this town. We have found Joburg to be quite nice and overcoming as long as you stay in the center or visit different places with guides that know the city well. The statue of Gandhi in the very center was a big and positive surprise to me. What a guy! 🙂 Going to Soweto and Pretoria were two other highlights while staying in Johannesburg. The contrasts were enormous between the poor and the rich people and areas in this town. Visiting the Apartheid Museum was magnificent. In addition – the artistic area in Joburg was a very nice place to visit as well as the amusement park “Gold reef city”.
Johannesburg city and museum
Funny walking for 2 hours in a biiiig city not spotting a single white person other than us. 🙂 There lives between 4 to 5 million people in the city of Johannesburg local municipality. Around 73 % of the population is between 16 to 64 years of age (working age).
In the art museum – Salvador Dali’s telephone…Gives some perspective of the history…
Gandhi square in midtown… Gandhi – what a guy!
Soweto – huge contrasts to other parts of the city
Mandelas home and surroundings
The apartheid museum. Impressing – too bad we were not allowed to take pictures inside the museum…
The artistic area of Joburg
The “Gold Reef City”
After long days with lasting impressions – WASABI – our favourite restaurant…
Sushi like we’ve never tasted and looked before… Just loved it!Yummy….