As you disembark from your plane at O.R Tambo International airport, you can easily board, a Gautrain from within the airport (a train taking you from Airport various points in the city at minimal cost) or board a taxi which are readily available and reliable.
1.Point of interest for historical reasons Soweto and specifically Vilakazi Street. It is where you will find Mandela House where our former President Nelson Mandela lived between 1946-1990s. The house is pregnant with information regarding the life of Nelson Mandela and is a must see for all tourists. For more information use :http://www.mandelahouse.com/
2.While you are in Soweto, if you enjoy adrenaline sport then you can stop over at Orlando towers which is a decommissioned coal-fired power station, where there is a 100m bungee and swing available.For more information use: http://www.orlandotowers.co.za/.
3.Cradle of Humankind is one of South Africa’s world heritage sites and only one in the province of Gauteng. It has been widely recognized as the place where humankind originated. Here you can take a tour of the Sterkfontein caves and Maropeng exhibition.If you are looking for curios then this will definitely be the place to get them. For more information : http://www.maropeng.co.za/
4.Monte Casino which is casino and leisure complex. You will also find a beautiful bird park and theater performances at the Theatro. By now you will hungry and here you will find an abundance of restaurants from Greek to traditional Indian cooking you will find something to suit your palate. For more information: https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino
5. Sandton has been dubbed the richest square mile in Africa. Sandton is an up market area where you can shop to your hearts content. You will find Sandton city (mall) and Nelson Mandela square and when you need to rest there a numerous hotels, restaurants and movie theaters. Golf courses and a host of art galleries are nearby with both national and international artists.
Johannesburg, South Africa has so much to offer. Come visit our beautiful city, you may even want to stay a little longer than 24 hours. It promises to be an adventure.