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You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, teenagers, children and infants.

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  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filippino Workers (OFW), children and infants.
  • Each adult & OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to avail the tax exemption.
  • Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filippino Workers (OFWs), teenagers, children and infants.
  • Each adult & OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to avail the tax exemption.
  • Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
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Flights to Johannesburg

Johannesburg, or Joburg for short, has a rich history built on a 19th century gold rush. The discovery of the precious metal brought prospectors and jobseekers from across the globe looking for a piece of the action. Today, travellers take flights to Johannesburg to dine in exceptional restaurants, party in vibrant nightlife venues or shop at fashionable boutiques in Sandton and Rosebank.

The city has something for everyone. Not only is Joburg South Africa’s fashion capital, it also boasts the largest man-made forest in the world with more than 10 million trees. Be sure to bring your camera: beautiful, sunny days are pierced with thunderstorms that attract photographers from across the globe attempting to capture the dramatic forks of lightning.

Johannesburg also offers the chance to uncover South Africa's history at its Apartheid Museum, while Nelson Mandela studied law in the city before embarking on his exceptional life journey.

Like most of South Africa, a love of rugby permeates the city. Wear red and white to show support for the Lions, the local team who play at the magnificent Ellis Park, a venue that holds just under 60,000 fans. Grab a stick of biltong (dry cured meat), a refreshing drink and watch the entertainment.

While the dining scene is diverse, meat is definitely the star of many South African dishes. Locals debate about where to find the best steak, but whatever choice you make it will rarely be disappointing. After dinner, soak up the city’s famous nightlife – head to Black Orchid for a VIP experience or Sophiatown for a jazz fix. And when the partying is over, the range of lodging means you can retire to your favourite hotel, be that a rustic lodge or a five-star boutique.

What to do in Johannesburg

Explore Lion Park

Think of Africa and lions leap to mind, and Lion Park offers the perfect opportunity to get up close with the majestic animals. Lion cubs ensure the cute factor, but there are lots of other fascinating big cats to see on the guided tours.

Malibongwe Drive and R114 Road
Lanseria
1747

+27 11 691 9905

Visit the Apartheid Museum

Without doubt the must-visit site in Johannesburg is the Apartheid Museum. Opened in 2001, it tackles the turbulent history of South Africa’s struggle with race relations. Exhibitions include pieces created by historians, filmmakers and designers. While sobering, it also evokes the sense of coming to terms with the past and moving forward.

Northern Park Way and Gold Reef Road
Ormonde
2001
+27 11 309 4700

Shop at Sandton City

Johannesburg’s culture demands you spend some quality time in one of its impressive malls. One of the best is Sandton City, where luxury brand boutiques are as tempting as the many food options. Shop until you drop and then grab a thick slice of South Africa’s famous milk tart.

Atrium on 5th
Sandton City
Sandton
2146
+27 11 217 6000

Where to eat in Johannesburg

Nexdor (South African)

Set on the famous Vilakazi Street, this establishment hits all the right notes. Wings, ribs and meatballs grace the menu, but the atmosphere and warm welcome make the restaurant stand out. The art displayed on the walls is often impressive, adding to the unique feel.

6979 Vilakazi Street
Soweto
1804
+27 11 039 7631

Cube Tasting Kitchen (International)

Can you manage 10 courses? You will at Cube where the chefs bring out cutting-edge dishes, explaining each as it arrives. It’s a visual and culinary treat, so allow at least four hours for the experience. Definitely one to visit on an empty stomach.

Shop 5 Parknorth Heights
17 4th Avenue
Parktown North
2193
+27 82 422 8158

Wombles Steakhouse (Steakhouse)

South Africans take their meat seriously and the chefs at Wombles Steakhouse are masters of their craft. If you are feeling particularly indulgent or brave, order the Man Size Rump, a whopping 1kg of meat. There are options for the less hungry and vegetarians get a choice of pastas and salads.

173rd Avenue
Parktown North
2193
+27 11 880 2470

Places to stay in Johannesburg

54 on Bath

There are just 75 rooms and suites to choose from at this stylish boutique hotel located in the relaxed neighbourhood of Sandton. The location is perfect for sightseeing, with some of Joburg’s biggest attractions nearby: Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City and Melrose Arch. Ask for a room with a balcony view.

54 Bath Avenue
Rosebank
2196
+27 11 344 8500

The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

This hotel’s claim to fame is that Nelson Mandela checked in here when he was putting the finishing touches to his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. The reasons for his choice are obvious when you consider the gorgeous rooms and acres of lush, landscaped gardens.

36 Saxon Road
Sandhurst
2196
+27 11 292 6000

Drifters Hazyview Inn

Located close to wildlife haven Kruger Park and boasting beautiful views, this affordable inn is as charming as it is rustic. You can grab a takeaway breakfast if you have an early start, but the temptation will be to sit on the wooden balcony and unwind.

R536
Between Sabie and Hazyview
Hazyview
+27 11 888 1160

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A rich history, a coming together of people from all over the world, iconic leaders and spectacular weather combine to make Johannesburg a truly unique destination. The 19th century gold rush created a city that now boasts exceptional restaurants, vibrant clubs, accomodation ranging from five-star city hotels to camping in a lion park, and plenty to see and do. Jo'burg, as the locals call it, has a culture and spirit that is hard to resist Read more Johannesburg

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