Flights to Johannesburg
Often referred to as the City of Gold, you'll be able to find your own riches with our cheap flights to Johannesburg. The economic heart of the country, Johannesburg, or Jozi as it's affectionately known, offers a fascinating insight into the challenges facing modern day post-apartheid South Africa. The city was founded after the discovery of gold in 1886 and essentially remained a prospecting town until the 1930s when there was a focus on construction. Today the sprawling metropolis is the country's largest city and offers interesting attractions deserving attention.
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Airlines that fly to Joahnnesburg
- British Airways
- Emirates Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
- Etihad Airways
- Qatar Airways
- Turkish Airlines
- South African Airways
- Air France
- Royal Dutch Airways
Direct flights from the UK to Johannesburg take approximately 11 hours and land at O.R Tambo International Airport. O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in Africa and the main transport hub of South Africa. Formerly known as Johannesburg International, the airport takes its name from Oliver Reginald Tambo, a former president of the African National Congress. O.R Tambo caters for over 17 million passengers per year and is the primary hub for South African Airways.
To gain a greater understanding of the country's turbulent history, consider exploring the Apartheid Museum before moving onto the Museum Africa on Mary Fitzgerald Square. Established by the apartheid Government during the 1960s, the district known as Soweto or South Western Townships, are a symbol of oppression and today, out of curiosity, visitors are expressing a desire to explore these areas in the west of the city.
For more information on Johannesburg holidays check out our Johannesburg travel guide. Looking for more than just a flight? A Johannesburg holiday package includes flights, accommodation, and often other extras like tours or car hire. Ask us about our Johannesburg packages today.
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The average maximum temperature for Johannesburg ranges between 17 and 26 degrees. The hottest month is January with an average temperature of 20 degrees and the coldest month is July with an average temperature of 11 degrees.
The average annual rainfall for Johannesburg, South Africa, is 790mm of precipitation.
The wettest month with the highest rainfall is January, with 139mm of precipitation. The driest month with the lowest rainfall is July, with 7mm of precipitation.