Johannesburg is the business hub of South Africa, offering connections across the country, continent and world. It's fast-paced and filled with friendly people ready to show you a great time.
Activities and accommodation
Spend your days exploring the city. Hop on a city-sightseeing bus and journey to many historical sites, including the Apartheid Museum and Constitutional Hill. You'll also travel to Soweto where you can sample local delicacies, visit Nelson Mandela's home, and for the brave, jump off Soweto Towers. For those looking to fill their suitcases with bags of goodies, you can shop up a storm in Sandton City. After all, you are in the city of gold.
An experience not to be missed is the vibrant nightlife. See world-class entertainment live. From international sports games to award-winning ballet and musical productions, and quality local comedy acts, your nights will quickly fill up with things to do. If after all of this fun you're feeling rather hungry, not to worry, you'll find a variety of quality restaurants around every corner.
Accommodation does vary. We'd suggest choosing based on where you want to be. From small BnBs to 5-star hotels towering well into the sky, you'll have no difficulty finding a somewhere to stay and at a price that's right for you.
And if you've come to South Africa to see the big 5, Joburg is fairly close to the popular wildlife parks. You can explore the parks on your own, or book into a game lodge where knowledgeable rangers deliver once-in-a-lifetime experiences
OR Tambo International Airport
This is the busiest airport in Africa. It's located about 20 km from Johannesburg Central Business District, where many urban renewal projects are underway, and 15 km from Sandton City, a shopoholics dream come true. Roughly 19 million Guests pass through the airport each year, with 47 national and international airlines operating here.
Finding transportation is quick and painless. Buy a Gautrain gold card and hop on to the high-speed train servicing Sandton, Rosebank, Johannesburg, and Pretoria. Alternatively hail a taxi or book a shuttle service. There are also buses that you can catch, or you can hire a vehicle from one of the many car hire companies.
This world-class airport offers a full range of facilities including a variety of restaurants, Wi-Fi access in most areas, ATMs, shops, money exchange facilities and porter services. Whether you need to find local trinkets to take home to family or friends, a good book to read on board during your flight, or a hearty meal to tide you over, OR Tambo delivers.