The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Johannesburg

Afrikaans name: Johannesburg

Johannesburg at night

Johannesburg at night

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Gauteng

Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa. Although it is not the capital city of South Africa it is the capital of the province of Gauteng. Interestingly, it is said to be the largest city in the world that is not situated on the coast, a river or a lake.

The population of the Johannesburg Metro area is over 7 million people. This includes the population of areas such as Randburg

Gold was the original attraction that brought western settlers to this region and gold is still closely linked with the city.

Johannesburg weather

JOHANNESBURG WEATHER

Johannesburg is one of the leading financial centres and is home to the JSE (Johannesburg Stock Exchange).

Johannesburg sky-scrapers

Johannesburg sky-scrapers

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Find out about birding in Johannesburg on SuperBirders.

References and further reading

Things ewe never knewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Published: 2015 - Page: 105

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 98

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 14

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 12

Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 190

Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1995 - Page: 10

go! - Issue 088 - Author: - Published: 2013 - Page: 40

go! - Issue 156 - Author: - Published: 2019 - Page: 52

Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2018 - Page: 96

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 232

Getaway - Vol 30 No 12 - Author: - Published: 2019 - Page: 44

Go Birding in the Transvaal - Author: Brendan Ryan and John Isom - Published: 1990 - Page: 13

Getaway - Vol 30 No 10 - Author: - Published: 2019 - Page: 50

Family Fun - Author: Lisa McNamara - Published: 2015 - Page: 88

Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 247

Chris and Tilde Stuarts Guide to Southern African Game and Nature Reserves - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Published: 1989 - Page: 32

Birding in Transvaal ????? What book is this? - Author: - Published: 0 - Page: 13

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 99

Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 100


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