When precious gold mines were discovered beneath South African soil in the 19th century, the city of Johannesburg welcomed fortune hunters from around the world, and began to develop as a result. Today, its beauty and historic heritage mean it's now one of the most popular destinations in the world. As you explore the city, you'll be sure to come across the MuseuMAfricA, where you can discover all there is to know about Johannesburg's history. Here, with the Sound of the City exhibition, you're bound to leave tapping your feet to infectious African rhythms. The Johannesburg Planetarium will leave you with a fascination about the planets and space you never knew you had, while the views from the 50th floor of the Carlton Center will make you feel like you're looking down at the city from the heavens themselves. One of the stars of the continent, Johannesburg will show you a different side of Africa.