A lot of Australians might see Johannesburg in South Africa as too dangerous to visit, often choosing to stay overnight at the airport hotels before flying out on Safari. But what those so-called \u201cadventurers\u201d miss out on is a city full of thriving culture, flourishing entrepreneurialism, endless activity and important history. How do we know? Because we were just there, and we can say without hesitation that Johannesburg is a blast. We biked, we bungee jumped, we ate, we drank, we shopped, we explored, we learned, we lived. Should you find yourself in this historic South African city, you can do no wrong by scoping the activities and destinations listed in our handy little guide below.\r\n\r\n\r\nYou\u2019ll also like:\r\nCity Guide: 48 Hours in Singapore\r\nCity Guide: 48 Hours in Honolulu\r\nWe Visited Mike Tyson\u2019s $27k Per Night Hotel Suite in Dubai\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDo - Quad Biking Through Soweto\r\nSoweto (aka South Western Townships) began as a collection of gold-mining settlements on the outskirts of Johannesburg, and has since grown to become an essential component to the city at large. To say that this cluster of townships has been through it all would be an understatement, and history and culture is essentially everywhere as a result. Injecting you directly into Soweto\u2019s bloodstream is Soweto Outdoor Adventures, which puts you on a quad bike and leads you through a range of encampments, back roads and historic streets. It\u2019s no wonder that this made our list of top 10 must-try adventures in South Africa.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\nDo - Orlando Towers Bungee\r\nDominating the Soweto skyline are two tall, visually enticing cooling towers that go by the name the Orlando Towers. If you're the adventurous type, you might look at the two towers and say to yourself, \u201cMan, I'd love to bungee jump off the top of those things\u201d. Well, as it turns out, you can (though technically you\u2019re jumping off a bridge connecting the two towers, but you get the point). It\u2019s all thanks to Orlando Towers Bungee (aka Soweto Towers Bungee).\r\n\r\n\r\nDo - Nelson Mandela House\r\nJohannesburg was home to two Nobel Peace Prize winners, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, who both happened to live on the same street at different points in time. Mandela's house (where he lived from 1946-1962) has been converted into a museum, which offers a striking glimpse into both the man and South African history alike.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\nDo - Neighbourgoods Market\r\nOpen on Saturdays, the Neighbourgoods Market is essentially everything you can ask of an outdoor food fair. Whether you want to shop for produce, munch on a variety of international cuisines, people watch or get your drink on, this is the place to do it.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\nDo - Market on Main\r\nStill riding high on the marketplace experience? Then you owe it to yourself to check out Market on Main in the Maboneng District (in downtown Johannesburg). Here, you\u2019ll find a seemingly endless range of tasty foods, creative designs and native goods. It\u2019s open every Sunday from 10am-3pm.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\nDrink - Brian Lara Rum Eatery\r\nBetween its tropical atmosphere, flavourful cuisine and array of refreshing cocktails, the Brian Lara Rum Eatery in Linden is a mini-oasis where you can simply relax and have a great time. Call it paradise on earth if you will, or just call it a great place to get boozed up, Caribbean style.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\nDrink - The Royale\r\nWash down delectable cuisine with a range of classic, Cuban-inspired cocktails at this veritable hotspot in Craighall Park. While the Mojitos take centre stage, you\u2019re just as well-off ordering a Daiquiri, Cuba Libre, Tormenta Negra, or any of the other tropical stunners suggested by your friendly server.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\nDrink - Sin + Tax\r\nTrue to its multi-layered name, Sin + Tax whips up an addictive mixed drink that will unravel on your palate over time. Indeed, this Rosebank destination creates some of the best boozy beverages you'll ever taste, let alone taste in Johannesburg. For gin lovers in particular, Sin + Tax is an absolute must-try.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\nDrink - Hell's Kitchen\r\nWith a vibe that falls somewhere between speakeasy and punk rock venue, Hell\u2019s Kitchen keeps the drinks flowing and music pumping to a wildly receptive crowd. Cementing this Melville spot\u2019s hip status is live music on the weekends, and a secret poker room behind the bookcase.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\nDrink - Stanley Beer Yard\r\nA quality selection of craft beers? Check. Elegantly rustic interior? Check. Incredible patio replete with picnic tables, olive trees and even a stage for live music? Check. Yep, Stanley Beer Yard in Milpark definitely has our name written all over it. Yours too, especially if you love good beer and a fun crowd.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\nDrink - The Great Dane\r\nPermeating with positive energy, The Great Dane is located in the heart of Braamfontein, where young hipsters roam free. Order a hot dog and a craft beer, and see just how quickly time can fly by when you\u2019re having fun.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\nDrink - Jolly Roger\r\nIf you like your food cheap and your beer ice cold, then head on over to Jolly Roger in Parkhurst. Here, the game is always on TV and the nearest strangers are always ready to become friends. Jolly, indeed.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\nStay - Protea Hotel Parktonian\r\nBrought to you by Marriott, Protea Hotel is located in the heart of the CBD, and thereby accessible to just about everything. Inside, you'll find on-site dining, a fitness centre, clean rooms, cosy beds, complimentary WiFi and so much more. Head up the rooftop for some poolside lounging, weather permitting of course.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\nStay - Saxon\r\nIf you prefer hotels of the 5-star variety, then, by all means, book a villa or suite at Saxon in Sandhurst. Surrounded by enchanting gardens, this luxury retreat hosts a premium spa, elegant restaurants and bars, and even a private game reserve. Come here to experience South African serenity that you won't find anywhere else in Johannesburg.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\nEat - Nelson Mandela Square\r\nHome to a slew of both independently-owned and commercial restaurants, Nelson Mandela Square is a safe bet when you're not exactly sure what you want. It's also just a great place to shop, sightsee, meet people, and kill some time.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\nEat - Pablo Eggs-Go-Bar\r\nCraving something hearty and delicious for breakfast or lunch? Then head on over to Pablo Eggs-Go-Bar in Melville. It's open as early as 6:30am, and always serving fresh, tasty and filling food that's sure to ease your lingering hangover.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\nEat -\u00a0Melville Strip\r\nIf you're hungry and undecided on what to eat, Melville Street won't necessarily make your decision any easier, but it will give you plenty of options. Located in the heart of Melville--where people from all walks of life go to play--the main strip offers a dizzying array of tasty cuisines.\r\n\r\n\r\nEat - 4th Avenue Parkhurst\r\nPutting some of your favourite activities (namely, shopping and eating) in one place, 4th Avenue Parkhurst is where you'll find a range of nice stores and restaurants. If clean and classic is your thing, then this is your place.\r\nEat - The Shack\r\nAs one of Johannesburg's last remaining shebeens (i.e. a privately owned residence selling alcoholic beverages), The Shack is the perfect place to drink like a local. Order some food from the stand in the yard, crack open a cold one, and get to know the city's\u00a0real people.\r\n\r\n\r\nYou\u2019ll also like:\r\nCity Guide: 48 Hours in Singapore\r\nCity Guide: 48 Hours in Honolulu\r\nWe Visited Mike Tyson\u2019s $27k Per Night Hotel Suite in Dubai\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to\u00a0Man of Many? You can also follow us on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter, and\u00a0Instagram.