Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2000

History/ Overview

The city was formally established in 1886 with the discovery of gold and the Witwatersrand reef. After the discovery, the population of the city exploded, and Johannesburg became the largest city in South Africa.

Johannesburg has become an internationally renowned and vibrant metropolis, with 3.5 million inhabitants. Its infrastructure matches leading first world cities, yet the cost of living is far lower

The city’s profusion of trees – approximately 6 million, makes it the largest, man-made forest in the world. Johannesburg has become a destination of choice for business due to an outstanding reputation for quality and affordability.

Joahnnesburg was voted the 2nd most inspiring city in the world after Hong Kong by Good City Index 2014.

  • 1 of the 15 Cities to live in, in Africa voted by Travelstart.
  • 1 on Top 10 Cities for 2015 according to Rough Guides.
  • 12 on TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Awards in Africa.
  • Voted the Most Youthful City in 2015.