thejoburgmodernistSouth African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Auckland Park

@thejoburgmodernist South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Auckland Park

The city of Johannesburg (Joburg, Jozi, Egoli) is the largest in South Africa, and the greater Joburg metropolitan area is one of the 50 largest in the world. Depending on how you define it—as just the city proper or including the broader area—its population is between 4.5 and 8.5 million. It’s also one of the world’s ‘greenest’ cities, with some 6 million trees.

Photo of Joburg city centre highrise buildings

@joziwalks photographer photo by @ashvirmaharaj

If you’d like to do some siteseeing while you’re here, Joburg Tourism has a good guide to a variety of options—and the Guardian has a useful alternative city guide to Johannesburg. Johannesburg In Your Pocket is a great, comprehensive resource, and the nothing to do in joburg besides… blog is definitely worth checking out.

Group of cyclists stopped on Nelson Mandela Bridge, Joburg

@myjozistreet Nelson Mandela Bridge, photographer @tshepo_kekana

To get a feel of what the city’s like, take a look at Instagrammers joziwalks, myjozistreet, and  The Joburg Modernist.