Gateway to the iconic Kruger National Park and launchpad to the mighty Victoria Falls, ‘Jo’burg’ is a fusion of past and present, a lively bustling place where historic architecture and museums sit alongside skyscrapers and a stylish restaurant scene. On your Johannesburg holiday you can take in incredible views from Carlton Panorama, Africa’s tallest building, catch a live jazz performance in Newtown or browse the paintings in the Johannesburg Art Gallery. From Johannesburg it’s an easy drive to the luxurious Sun City Resort or head further on for a three-hour drive to Madikwe Game Reserve on the border with Botswana. For a holiday that combines these highlights and more, talk to an Expert today.
Popular Johannesburg Holidays
Whether you want to make it your main focus or simply use it as a jumping-off point to explore the rest of South Africa, we can tailor make your dream Johannesburg holiday. The below Journeys have been designed by our Experts to ensure you experience the best of the city and its surrounds. Taking the guesswork out of visiting South Africa, these holidays include flights, hand-picked hotels, transfers, car hire and added experiences like game drives.
Johannesburg Holiday Types
A holiday to Johannesburg and its surrounds can take on any number of forms, from wine itineraries to safari holidays. To help inspire your trip, check out our range of holiday types below.
More About Johannesburg
Currency: South African rand
Language: English, Afrikaans
Flight time: The London to Johannesburg flight is around 11 hours.
Visas: British Citizens visiting for business or tourism do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days
Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required – the majority of the game parks are malaria-free.
Top 3 Things to Do in Johannesburg
- Visit the Cradle of Humankind
- Learn about South Africa’s history at the Apartheid Museum
- Take a day trip to Lion Park
When to Go to Johannesburg
As Johannesburg is located in the southern hemisphere, it experiences winter in June to August and summer from December to February. Summer is the busiest season for the city and the warmest with temperatures ranging from 14 to 26°C and rain common. Spring, autumn and winter are quieter with cheaper hotel prices but also cooler and drier conditions with temperatures ranging from 4 to 24°C.
Why Book Your Johannesburg Holiday With Flight Centre
Johannesburg Journeys Holidays: Our range of tailor-made Johannesburg holidays called Journeys include all the best bits you expect from a trip – flights, accommodation and transfers – not to mention some great tours and experiences.
Local knowledge: With Experts in Johannesburg and in the UK, we know the city inside-out. Many of our Experts are from, have lived in or been to the city, so know exactly what to include to create your perfect trip.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book a Johannesburg holiday with us you’ll have access to our dedicated concierge service and our 24/7 Emergency Assist.