Johannesburg is South Africa’s largest city and the gateway to Southern Africa, as well as the former home of both Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Visitors on a Johannesburg stopover will be treated to excellent dining, art galleries and museums, and whilst most people just use the city for its excellent international and domestic flight connections, there are plenty of things to do in Johannesburg if you have a day or two to spare.

About Johannesburg

Johannesburg was once known as a dangerous city to visit, but now it’s a thriving financial and business hub, with lots to do for anyone visiting. For those wanting to learn more about the culture and history of the country, visits to the Apartheid Museum, MuseuMAfricA and Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct are all must-dos. More light-hearted activities include exploring Johannesburg Botanical Garden, taking a city tour, and visiting the Cradle of Humankind. There’s also a buzzing arts scene, as well as world-class dining, shopping and entertainment.


What to do in Johannesburg

  • Museums 

  • Art galleries

  • Cultural visits

  • Walking tours

  • Markets and shopping

Best Places to Stay in Johannesburg

There is a variety of Johannesburg accommodation on offer, whether you need an airport stopover or a base from which to explore the city. 

Talk with one of our experts today to discuss the best options for you.


Best Time to Visit Johannesburg

Johannesburg is a year-round destination and the timing of your visit is likely to be determined by other areas of your South Africa holiday itinerary.

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How to Book a Johannesburg Holiday

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