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Flights to Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg is the second largest city in South Africa affectionately known as “Jo-burg” or “Jozi”. The city was established in 1886 following the discovery of gold and therefore, it is sometimes called the “city of gold”.

The city has emerged from the years of apartheid and decades of decay to become a vibrant hub for arts and culture. A wide income gap still remains, as can be seen by the juxtaposition of gleaming skyscrapers against destitute shanty towns.

The main international airport in Johannesburg is the O. R. Tambo International Airport.

  • 32 km to central Johannesburg
  • A taxi ride to central Johannesburg costs around RM115 (ZAR345) and takes about 27 minutes
  • The Gautrain services a direct line from the airport to Sandton, which takes around 25 minutes, and from there you can change to catch another train to Johannesburg

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Best Time to Visit Johannesburg

The best time to visit Johannesburg is from March to May and September to November during the low tourism months and the weather is relatively warm and dry.

Things to do in Johannesburg

What to see in Johannesburg

To understand more about the city’s poignant past, start by visiting the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill.

Not far away from the city’s borders, visitors can see wildlife up close at safaris such as Lion Park. Visitors can also and also explore the UNESCO-listed Cradle of Humankind, a rich paleoanthropological site.

The new Maboneng Precinct, with funky restaurants, cafes and art studios is great for a leisure night out.

What to eat in Johannesburg

Iconic food in Johannesburg includes shisa nyama (lamb cutlets), boerewors (South African sausage), bunny chow (bread loaf with vegetable or meat curry) and samoosas (fried turnovers filled with seasoned vegetables or meat often found on the streets).

Getting around in Johannesburg

Even though Johannesburg has a large public transportation system, most will find that renting a car is more convenient and relatively affordable in the large city.

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