Visitors Information Lots to see and do in the Johannesburg Area


General Information

Important information when travelling to Johannesburg

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Transport & Car Rental

Joburg is very spread out with no single city centre but rather a number of different centres and neighbourhoods. Fortunately Craighall Park is very centrally located for easy access to the central suburbs and areas of Rosebank, Sandton, Randburg and Joburg Central.

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Amenities Close By

Craighall Park is a wonderful mix of rural country, suburban tranquility and urban convenience. Under 3 km from Rosebank, Joburg’s 3rd largest high-rise commercial, financial and shopping district, and only 7 km from Sandton Central.

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What to do and see in Joburg

Visitors are still pleasantly surprised at how much there is to do and see in Joburg and many leave saying they wished they’d had more time. So don’t make the same mistake!

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Eating out near Liz at Lancaster

There is a huge variety of eateries in Joburg with each neighbourhood having its local favourites. Although there are 2 websites where you can find restaurants' details and reviews:

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Entertainment & Night Life

Nightlife in Johannesburg is lively and dynamic. From cocktail bars to jazz clubs full of life until dawn, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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There is shopping and there is SHOPPING .. to the everyday and ordinary shopping first. Liz at Lancaster is very conveniently located for general access to local shopping and amenities. There are several local shopping areas within easy reach.

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Museums & Attractions

Johannesburg is filled with a variety of museums focused on everything from art to the origins of mankind. Explore the region's heritage, its monuments, and its parks and gardens.

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Buying Art & Artefacts

Most Galleries are closed Sundays and Mondays. For up-to-date news in the local arts scene go to The Mail and Guardian has an arts section in its Friday Supplement.

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There are 10 golf courses within a 20 km range of Liz at Lancasters. Most Golf Clubs allow non-members to play on certain days - please check with the club which days are open to non-members as well as rates for a round.

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Nature, Wildlife & Birding

There are plenty of areas in and around Joburg where your love of nature, wildlife and birding can be indulged.

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Joburg for Kids

For ongoing and current activities for children see the excellent website In addition to this there are some standard attractions for children.

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Origins of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind is one of 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa. The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site lies about 50km north-west of Johannesburg in an area of rolling grassland.

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Soweto & Alex

There is a lot to do and see in Soweto. One of the best ways to see Soweto is on a cycling or tuk-tuk tour. Several of our guests have done so and have loved it.

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Three significant sites encapsulate post-settler South African history. These are the Union Buildings, Voortrekker Monumen and post 1994 Freedom Park.

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