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Johannesburg is the most popular city in Africa for meet-ups, conventions, and expositions, and as a result, features a number of high-end venues for the purpose. Among the most popular conference hotels in Johannesburg are the Apollo Conferencing Hotel, which combines a luxury stay with conference rooms, the Forum and Turbine Hall, which include catering and indoor/outdoor options, and Eagles Nest Conferencing Centre.
Many of Johannesburg's dining experiences are clustered throughout the city in small groups in neighbourhoods and plazas. Cuisines stem from cultures around the world, so visitors can look for nearly any type of food at the many al-fresco restaurants. The Melon on 9a 7th Ave, The Schwarma Co, and Dawaat on Mint Rd. are considered some of the nicest in the city.
As a city most popular for its shopping, Johannesburg has a lot to do for tourists who like some retail therapy. The Mai Mai Market features traditional herbs and healing products. Other Johannesburg shopping centres include flea markets and bazaar-like stalls at Sandton City, Nelson Mandella Square, the Oriental Plaza, and the Rosebank Flea Market, which is known for its African art pieces.
Johannesburg has a number of points of interest, most notably its many art museums, music festivals and concerts, and public art displays. With 13 notable museums in the city, it can be difficult to choose just one, but for those with a limited amount of time on their hands, the Johannesburg Art Gallery houses several centuries of paintings, dating back to the 15th century. The city is also home to multiple zoos and wildlife preserves including the Johannesburg Zoo, which is the largest in South Africa.
Johannesburg is home to more than seven different stadiums, the most famous of which is Ellis Park Stadium, with football, cricket, and rugby among the top sports. Visitors can also take part in, or watch, races on Sunday where tens of thousands of city residents take part in informal races. For the less athletic, swimming, golfing, and children's activities are also available near many of Johannesburg's hotels.