Stay City
Stay City is a budget friendly group accommodation and conferencing venue which has the heart and flexibility to make our spaces yours.

Places Of Interest

JOHANNESBURG is an economic social powerhouse at ‘the centre of Africa.’ Conveniently- close to The Heart of Jozi, STAY CITY is central to countless  Places of Interest...waiting to be explored and experienced! For the interest of  Groups who stay with us, we present a selection of the many Places of Interest  around STAY CITY.


Africa’s first world-class rapid rail-and-bus transit system, serving Gauteng Province.

Popular with commuters, efficient and safe, the nearest Gautrain station is located near STAY CITY, about halfway to nearby Killarney shopping mall.

Apartheid Museum

A ‘must’ for overseas visitors and Groups at STAY CITY. Be absorbed in much information and a wide variety of  thoughtful, informative history SA ‘Apartheid’ and ‘Freedom’ history. Travel along Northern Parkway to Gold Reef City.

Origins Centre

Provides visitors with a unique opportunity to explore and celebrate the history of modern humankind - the story of Africa’s rich, complex heritage and the emergence of human beings in southern Africa.

SA National Military Museum

The largest assembled displays of military history – weaponry, vehicles, war machines and authenticated  documentation anywhere in Africa. Uniforms, flags, firearms. Battle records, military communications, journals and photographs including accounts of The Struggle.


(South Western Townships) Local guides conduct excellent walking tours. Special guides available for tourist Groups. Experience the vibes, the tastes, sounds and emotions of this ‘real-life slice of history’ in South Africa’s so-called dark days of apartheid. Learn more at first-hand about the great folk hero, Nelson Mandela, and other ‘struggle leaders

Constitution Hill

The Old Court building, historic old prison and the fortress which all form part of this fascinating, historic precinct – a living tribute to ALL the people of our country, South Africa! Includes a wonderful collection of art, examples of architecture...and being able to take a seat in the actual Constitutional Court where SA’s history is being estasblished day-by-day! Satyagraha House Also known as Gandhi House, a museum and guest house today, where Mahatma Gandhi lived and worked between 1908 and 1909. Satyagraha means insistence on truth. Registered as part of the City’s historical heritage.

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

An educational fun place for kids, teenagers and adults. Includes ‘hands on’ exhibitions with focus on science. With working models and real-life machines.

Lion Park

A little further from STAY CITY – about 45 mins by car. A ‘must see’ for all age groups, especially those not familiar with actual, ‘in the wild’ experience of Africa and its abundance of wild life.

Botanic Gardens

Green, tranquil gardens, shady arbors and welcoming benches make these large, sprawling space of nature a popular, peaceful place in the heart of the city.

FNB Stadium

With easy access from two nearby highways the stadium (known to local, ‘serious football fans and followers as Soccer City) also major showcase for BIG concerts and shows like ‘Linkin Park.’   

Johannesburg Zoo

Not-to-be-missed by Groups visiting  Johannesburg from elsewhere in SA. Beautiful, well-tended parklands are wonderful setting for this world-famous zoo. Most aimals are kept in camps, NOT cages. Inexpensive, ample parking. Close to STAY CITY.  

Gold Reef City

 Experience gold mining experiences from Johannesburg’s thrilling Gold Rush years – including ‘panning for gold.’ Get a rush from the many theme park rides. Historic houses from the last century. Good clean fun. Hygienic. A short trip by roads that are well sign-posted.

Wits University

(University of the Witwatersrand) Historic university in an historic location on the outskirts of the city. One of Africa’s foremost seats of higher-learning. Impressive lecture halls and academic facilities). Have a lively conversation under a tree, surrounded by students.


Away from the buzz of the City or Sandton, there are no shopping malls, here. Beautiful, historic family homes and buildings from the wealthy, ’Randlord’  mining days of Johannesburg.


Newtown is home to the Museum of Africa and Market Theatre as well as Turbine Hall and Diagonal Street, the hub of Johannesburg’s Financial District  in years gone by.

Johannesburg Fort

Forms part of your visit to Constitution Hill, the historic old Fort still undergoes restoration. The site offers remarkable views of the City and some suburbs.   

Oriental Plaza

Popular with Johannesburg people ‘looking for a bargain.’ Best place to buy fabrics. Great for exotic spices. Worth visiting at least once.

Turffontein Race Course

The ‘origi nal home’ of horse racing. Good food, friendly staff, lovely venue at which to watch ‘The Sport of Kings.’ Located to the south of the City.

Absa Art Gallery and U.J. Art Gallery

Give good insight into work going on not only in SA, but also from Europe. UJ is said to ‘feaure Architecture and Art together...’


Lovely Johannesburg suburb described as “quirky, bohemian and full of charm...” where one may meander around on foot. Great restaurants, cafes and shops, many featuring live music

Victory Theatre

Recommended for theatre-goers keen on following a historical time-line of the singing, dancing and drums of the indigenous people of South Africa.   

Ellis Park Stadium

The very heart of BIG-match Springbok rugby! Only minutes from away. Parking could be a problem on BIG days - best to take a taxi from STAY CITY.    

Barnyard Theatre

Great shows, lovely music and ‘informal’ atmosphere that this theatre is well-known and liked for, taking audiences back to the 80s and 90s. Popular family evenings.

Top of Africa

 Located at the top of the City’s Carlton Centre, a good overhead vantage point from which to gain an overhead perspective of the City’s layout and spread.  

Museum of Transport

Features transport from yesteryear – motor vehicles, trams, buses – even wagons, stage coaches, funeral coaches and ancient motorcylces.  

AECI Dynamite Factory Museum

The history of dynamite-making in SA is on display in the still-working factory at Modderfrontein, bit of a drive to the East of the City  

Peacemakers Museum

At Nelson Mandela Square, to the north of the City, see displays about the history of gold in Johannesburg.

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Located in Joubert Park, Johannesburg CBD.New exhibitions frequently presented.  

Zoo Lake

Boating, feeding the ducks and geese...walking around the lake or simply relaxing at the lake, set in the centre of hectares of beautiful, green parkland – a nice break from the busy City of Johannesburg.

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