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Exceptional restaurants, world-class museums, and buzzing nightlife venues await you in the up-and-coming city of Johannesburg.

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

Each adult passenger can bring one infant.

Children traveling alone or in a different cabin class from their parents are considered Unaccompanied Minors and must 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 Filipino Workers (OFW), children, and infants.
  • Each adult or OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to receive the tax exemption.
  • Children traveling alone, or in a different cabin class from their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and must 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 Filipino Workers (OFWs), teenagers, children, and infants.
  • Each adult or OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to receive the tax exemption.
  • Children traveling alone, or in a different cabin class from their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and must 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, travelers 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; 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, which plays at the magnificent Ellis Park, a venue that holds just under 60,000 fans. Grab a stick of biltong (dry cured meat) and 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 favorite hotel, be that a rustic lodge or a five-star boutique.

What to do in Johannesburg

Visit Circa on Jellicoe

This incredible curved building was designed to showcase art while highlighting the importance of public spaces in the city. The result is a wonderful museum that represents Johannesburg’s cultural ambition. Music and theater productions often take over, too, while lectures in art and technology are held throughout the year.

2 Jellicoe Avenue
Rosebank
2196
+27 11 788 4805

Explore Lion Park

Think of Africa, and lions leap to mind; Lion Park offers the perfect opportunity to get up close with the majestic animals. Lion cubs deliver 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

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; 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 1 kg of meat. There are options for the less hungry; vegetarians get a choice of pastas and salads.

173rd Avenue
Parktown North
2193
+27 11 880 2470

Places to stay in Johannesburg

Bob's Bunk House

This hostel is a family-run business that delights its guests with warm hospitality, free Wi-Fi, and a swimming pool. You can splurge on double en suite rooms, and all the accommodation is bright and clean. Breakfast is included, and the owners' travel tips are invaluable.

40 St. Anne Road
Edenvale
1611
+27 11 453 2294

Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments

There’s a lot to love about this budget hotel in Johannesburg: spacious rooms, friendly staff, and the perfect location for exploring the highlights of the city. It’s particularly good for business travelers; the hotel excels at hosting conferences and events, with multiple venue options and top-notch amenities.

50–54 Marshall Street
 Marshalltown
2107
+27 11 429 2600

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 on 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

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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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