Destination

Johannesburg Holidays

South Africa's beating heart

Visit Johannesburg to experience one of South Africa’s most vibrant, dynamic and culturally diverse cities.

Immerse yourself in eclectic music, flavourful food, and fascinating museums and galleries as you witness a buzzing city of contrasts: a difficult past and an optimistic future; where glittering modern structures stand shoulder-to-shoulder with historical buildings; and traditional African art melds with contemporary street art. 

'Reinvention' is more than just a buzzword here, it's a way of life. We recommend you explore the Maboneng Precinct and Newtown areas – nowhere shows off Johannesburg's impressive inner-city regeneration better than these hip cultural hotspots. From the iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge and the art, fashion and photography of Museum Africa, to trendy bars, stylish independent boutiques, and the fun of The South African Breweries World of Beer, these exciting areas symbolise a city inspired by its past to look to the future with hope.

Once you've seen all that Johannesburg has to offer, perhaps you'd like to head to Kruger National Park for the safari of a lifetime; the peaceful jacaranda-lined boulevards of Pretoria; more shopping and cityscapes in Dubai; or retreat to the Seychelles or Mauritius for dreamy beach-based relaxation. Whatever your aspirations, our Destination Specialists can tailor make your perfect itinerary, just for you. 

 

Destination Highlights
  • Indulge in some retail therapy in eclectic boutiques and stylish shopping malls
  • Visit Constitution Hill and the Apartheid Museum for a humbling look at history
  • Take a guided bike tour of Soweto neighbourhood
  • Travel out to the Sterkfontein Caves (part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site)
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +2
  • Currency South African rand (ZAR)
  • Visa Information British citizens do not need to obtain a visa for South Africa for stays of up to 90 days. Strict entrance policies apply for passengers traveling with children under the age of 18.
  • Language English is widely spoken.
  • Flight Time Approx. 11 hours; direct flights to Johannesburg are available from London Heathrow. Indirect flights are available with South African Airways, Emirates, Qatar and KLM via their hubs.
  • Health Information Some special vaccines are required for travel to certain areas of South Africa.

Types of Johannesburg holidays

Johannesburg Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

It takes approximately 11 hours with a direct flight from London Heathrow to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, operated by British Airways. Indirect flights are available with South African Airways, Emirates, Qatar and KLM via their hubs.

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