A city whose past bubbles with political history, Johannesburg has been home to revolution against Apartheid. Today, this city has made a distinct mark in the world map owing to the growth in tourism industry. A bustling metropolis, Joburg(as some people fondly call it), is known for its sprawling Soweto township, one that had accommodated Nelson Mandela’s house once, converted into Nelson Mandela Museum now. This is also one of those city’s whose bowels are filled with shimmering gold; Johannesburg was recognised following the discovery of the same in 1886, on the mineral rich Witwatersand range of hills. A subtropical highland climate, Johannesburg attracts its visitors with the sheer vivacity that envelops its cultural districts of Newtown and Braamfontein, with their theatres, restaurants, cafes and museums. The suburbs of Melville, Newton Parkhurst buzz with their bohemian street culture. For a section, who want to delve into the history of Apartheid, there in an option of meandering into the alleys of Apartheid museum and understand the forces that have shaped today’s Johannesburg. Modernized with skyscrapers, the city has come to define South Africa’s economic growth.Children will love to explore the environs which offer varied options to view Joburg’s wildlife; its zoo is one of the largest in South Africa.The city is replete with accommodation to suit any type of budget, from the ultimate hotels in luxury and expense, to backpacker lodges. Hyatt Regency, Four Seasons Hotel Westcliff, The Michelangelo Hotel, Saxon Boutique Hotel, Tswalu Kalahari Lodge, Radisson Blu are some of the hotels in the city which the tourists can consider for a memorable stay.