Golden Johannesburg

Many visitors to Johannesburg don’t stop to see what the city offers – they’re missing out.

Jump on a cheap flight to Johannesburg from London and discover why there are plenty of reasons to stay in the city. As well as losing yourself in the huge malls, there’s the trendy suburb of Melville with coffeehouses and bars to investigate. The city centre is lively and the culture well worth checking out.

There are cultural insights aplenty in Jo’burg. Find out about the country’s turbulent history at the Apartheid Museum, and experience township life in Soweto. And of course, South Africa is a wildlife watcher’s paradise with the world’s most magnificent creatures congregating on Africa’s stage.

More Johannesburg must-sees

Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City theme park offers action-packed fun if you’re taking a flight to Johannesburg as a family. Or try your luck at the casino and perhaps that diamond in the mall could be yours!

The Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind

Take an underground boat ride and travel the history of humankind. This fascinating attraction is built on the site where a two million year old skull was found.

Explore the museums

The city centre is home to a diverse selection of museums, including the World of Beer. It seems we aren’t the only ones with a complimentary bar.

Get in a flap

Up for anything? Then give ostrich riding a go. A short flight to George takes you to Oudstshoorn, the ostrich capital, where visitors settle down for take off with a difference.

Botanical Garden

Escape the crowds at the Walter Sisulu National Park Botanical garden, just 30 minutes from Johannesburg. With 740 acres of wide open space, there’s plenty of room for your picnic rug.

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