Map of Johannesburg
You really do need a map of Johannesburg to find your way around, as the city's surface area is much the size of Greater London - but fortunately only has about one third of the population!
Johannesburg, prior to the ANC coming to power in 1994, had a much smaller municipal area, but with their policy of creating mega-cities, a number of independent municipalities such as Roodepoort, Soweto, Sandton, Randburg and Germiston have been incorporated into the municipal area.
Greater Johannesburg stretches for roughly 60kms north to south and over 120kms east to west.
I've created this Google map to give you some idea of what's where, and have also attempted to placemark as many of the places as possible, that I do mention on this website!
Please wait for the placemarks to load, as they do take a moment!
Click on the "View Map of Johannesburg in a larger map" at the bottom center of the map to see the details of my placemarks.
View Map of Johannesburg in a larger map
The east-west spread is due to the shape and character of the gold reef on which Joburg was founded.
The reef itself is oblong in shape and stretches from the area of Randfontein and Carletonville in the west to Kinross and Evander in the east a distance of approximately 300kms.
Whilst on the subject of maps!
For having to go to places in Jo'burg that I'm not familiar with, I always use the Gauteng Complete Street Guide by Map Studio.
The one I own is an old, well used spiral bound book that is easy to navigate and shows everything!
Another thought about maps!
Although this website is specifically about Johannesburg, I will when necessary, promote products that I feel will benefit tourists or travellers, going beyond the city's boundary.
One of these that I highly recommend is Tracks4Africa.
It's a GPS vector map that covers the remoter parts of the continent, in amazing accuracy
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