Flights to Johannesburg: practical information
Cheap airlines to Johannesburg
Johannesburg International Airport, otherwise known as O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) is the main and busiest hub for cheap international flights to Johannesburg and the rest of South Africa. South African Airways, the country's national airline, offers well-connected and cheap flights to Johannesburg from the UK.
When to book flights to Johannesburg
The great thing about South Africa is its climate. The best time of year to head to Joburg largely depends on what kind of activities you'd like to do. Johannesburg is dry and sunny almost all year round. It's mostly rainy in the summer from October to late April but even the locals don’t mind the mid-afternoon downpours.
Direct flights to Johannesburg take 10h 45min from London.
Experience Johannesburg: what to do, what to see
Johannesburg, also known as Joburg or Jozi, is without a doubt the heart of South Africa’s culture and identity. You’ll find a mix of it all here. While on holidays in Johannesburg, retrace this country’s historical roots at the different museums, rediscover the gold rush, explore caves and enjoy the sunshine.
Essentials in Johannesburg
Apartheid Museum: The Apartheid Museum takes visitors every step of the way through South Africa’s history. There are photographs and documents, bringing a brutal history to life.
Mandela Museum: The National Mandela Museum is located in the house where he lived from 1946 until 1962. It is filled with family trinkets and belongings, photographs and memories.
Sterkfontein Caves: Also known as the Cradle’s fossil sites this was the place where Mrs. Ples was discovered in 1936, the skull of an Australopithecus africanus that is more than 2 million years old. This find confirmed that humanity originated in Africa.
Find more information on joburgtourism.com.
Accommodations in Johannesburg
You’ll find the best hotels in Johannesburg in the Northern part of the city; this is also the safest area. Many hotels are located near malls and police presence is notable. You can find bed & breakfasts in Melville and Soweto too.