Johannesburg is a city of astonishing contrasts. A huge metropolis, where opulent wealth and desperate poverty live side by side, if you want to see the real South Africa - and try to understand it - Jo'burg has to be on your itinerary.
"The city of gold" is by far the largest city in South Africa. It's brash and fast-growing, with wealth, energy and a beautiful climate. If you take reasonable precautions and listen to the locals, you can enjoy this fascinating, multitudinous city where all the ups and downs of 21st-century South Africa can be witnessed in three, multicolor dimensions.