Johannesburg Region

South Africa

Known to locals as “eGoli” which means – city of gold, this city finds its humble beginnings in 1886 when the first gold was discovered in the region, sparking a rapid gold rush. Centuries later, South Africa’s largest city boasts some impressive accolades. Cradle of Humankind, just north of the city, is home to more than 40% of earth’s human fossils, making it one of the richest archaeological sites in the world. With over 10 million trees, it is also the world’s largest manmade forest. It is home to the tallest building in Africa, the busiest airport in Africa and, the Chris-Hani-Baragwanath Hospital, which is the largest hospital in the world! This concrete jungle also fosters an incredible inner-city vibe, rich culture and some jaw-droppingly hipster gentrified neighbourhoods. Get ready for the sensory overload that is Johannesburg.