Johannesburg the “The City of Gold”

Johannesburg and its surroundings are the business hub of South Africa. It is the city’s most visited by local and overseas business people.
Johannesburg in addition offers gems of historical sights to explore and is visited by local and overseas tourists. It is a unique setting to explore the beautiful tourist sites some of them listed below.


Cresta Shopping Centre

Cresta Shopping Centre is a large, well known mall with huge range of top stores, cinema and an entertainment area. It has 28 restaurants.
It is only a 5-minute drive from Darrenwood Guesthouse.

The first three hours of parking are free.

5 – 10 mins


Spar and Pizza "Del Forno"

A well stocked SPAR stores and “Del Forno” pizza places are just 5 minutes’ drive from us.
For Pizza delivery to our door, phone: 011 782 5919

5 mins


Bus Tour City Sightseeing and "Hop On-Hop Off " Red Bus tours

Sightseeing around Johannesburg is made easy with “Hop-On-Hop-Off” Red Bus tours.

One can literally hop on and off the bus at various stops, and thus visit many interesting places, such as: the Johannesburg Zoo, Gold Reef City Theme Park, the Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, the Military Museum and/or the Transport Museum. There are also tours to Soweto.

20 mins


Gold Reef City Theme Park

At “Gold Reef City” next to the Theme Park, one can learn how Johannesburg, after the discovery of Gold, became known as the “City of Gold”.

Here one can learn about gold mining and descend 75 meters underground as early gold miners did and watch how gold was poured.

At the “Theme park” is much to see and do for young and old visitors including walks, shows and theme park rides.

Tel: 011 248 5700

30 – 40 mins


Lion and Safari Park

A lovely day trip for visitors who cannot get to a safari but would still like to see some African wildlife.

One can take a guided tour or self-drive. Either way one is guaranteed sighting of African animals in some generous African bush surrounds.

There are up close encounters with animals available, and game viewing over leisurely lunch at the restaurants is another offer.

Trip Advisor gives the Lion and Safari Park a rating of “excellent”.

Tel: +27 87 1500 100

40 mins


Sterkfontein Caves

The Cradle of Humankind is one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa and the only one in Gauteng. It is argued that this is where humankind originated.

World famous for the ancient fossils found there, Sterkfontein Caves is a popular day-trip.

Situated in the Cradle of Humankind visitors have an easy drive from Darrenwood Guesthouse to this interesting and educational centre.

Tel: 014 577 9900

50 mins


Kruger Park (Get away to the Kruger Park)

The world famous Kruger National Park is a very popular safari destination for our guests, both local and international.

It offers one of the best wildlife experiences Africa has to offer.

A reservation office is just 5 minutes from our Darrenwood Guesthouse:

Tel: 011 678 8870 / +27 13 735 4000

5 hrs


Sun City Resort

Sun City opened in 1979 and quickly became, and remains, one of the most popular holiday resorts in South Africa.

Home to the Valley of Waves, and bordering the Pilanesberg National Park, Sun City enjoys the distinction of being the only “surf and safari” destination and is only a two hour drive from Johannesburg.

Central Reservations: +27 11 780 7855 / +27 11 780 7443

2 hrs


Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg Game Reserve is home to the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo) as well as a stunning diversity of birdlife.

The park offers a range of accommodation, from self-catering to luxury 5-star Lodges.
The park borders Sun City.

Tel: 087 820 0020

2 hrs