Use code: N016300
Address: 5 Loveday Street Marshalltown, Johannesburg
Phone: 11 492 0069
Address: Barloworld Isuzu 1 Impex Avenue Cnr Heidelberg Road, City Deep
Van Rental Johannesburg
This ‘City of Gold’ is a land full of contrasts. Run your own safari or explore the rich history of gold mining, Johannesburg is the industrial metropolis of South Africa and has a sprawling food and art scene. Hire an Avis car to explore this dynamic city and what lies beyond it.
The city is bursting with contemporary art galleries and new age restaurants, along with top museums making the tourists linger a while longer.
Affectionately called Jo’burg, the city is the business capital of South Africa, and embodies the modern spirit of the country. Characterized by a trouble history, Johannesburg has a lieu of historical museums telling tales of the past. The Apartheid Museum, takes you on an emotional rollercoaster through South Africa’s sad past, through newspaper clippings, personal accounts, and artefacts. The same can also be said of Constitution Hill, a former prison, infamous for its brutal treatment of political prisoners like Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.
Visit the Golden Reef City for historical exhibits that give an insight into the gold rush days of South Africa. Soweto and Mandela museums are dedicated to the fight for freedom and is among a selection of Museums for history buffs to take delight in.
Johannesburg is not all tribute to the past, but also a modern city gleaming with skyscrapers, funky restaurants, cafes, and art studios. Visit the Maboneng Precinct, a renewal project, to soak up the trendy vibes.
A safari-stopover, Johannesburg is the base point to go on many wildlife excursions. The Lion & Safari Park lies at an hours’ drive from downtown Johannesburg and houses some of Africa’s most famous wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, zebras, ostriches, wild dogs, hyenas, and various species of antelope.
About an hours’ drive away lies another must-visit destination - Cradle of Humankind. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the richest paleoanthropological sites in the world. Highlights include Sterkfontein stalactitic caves and the skull of a humanoid creature known as Australopithecus africanus, almost 2 million years old.
Africa’s Big Five - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhino – can be seen at Pilanesberg National Park, a 2.5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg. The park harbours some of the most diverse wildlife on the planet and boasts of an extraordinarily rich ecosystem.
Take to the town of Pretoria in your Avis car hire to drive on boulevards lined with purple hues of jacarandas and explore historical buildings in this administrative capital. Make sure to see Pretoria National Botanic Garden, Voortrekker Monument, Union Buildings, Freedom park, Melrose House, Ditsong Museums, among others.