We were in Joburg only for a few days to catch the World Cup football match. While in Joburg, we took the chance to :
1. Visit the craft markets - the Chameleon Village and the African Craft Market in Rosebank. Things in Joburg were a lot more expensive than Cape Town. And one more thing, I think Joburg has less variety too.
2. Go on a safari trip. The nearest safari reserve is in Pilanesberg, around 1.5 hours from Joburg. Pilanesberg National Reserve/Park is the 3rd largest in South Africa. We were taken on a private trip as we were the only couple who had booked the safari trip on that particular day. The most memorable moment was when our jeep was surrounded by more than 30 wild elephants and we had to play 'dead' i.e. not to move much in order not to startle them!
3. Shop at Sandton. Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square are two of the biggest shopping places in Joburg. All the designer stores are here, LV, Gucci, Prada, you name it. We tried spotting the football stars there. One shop assistant we spoke to said he saw Beckham, Maradona, Rooney and many, many of their WAGS shopping. Unfortunately for us, we didn't bump into anyone.
4. Of course, watched the World Cup match! Will post a separate entry on this soon ;)