See the traditional homes and colourful traditions of various African tribes, including the Basotho, Ndebele, Pedi, Xhosa and Zulu. Watch tribal dances and feast on traditional African delicacies. Lesedi is situated within the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you can visit Maropeng (a museum) and the Sterkfontein Caves where some of the oldest hominid fossils were found.

Africa is the heartland of the lion, and while in Johannesburg it would be a shame not to see one of these great creatures in the flesh. If you don't have time to visit Kruger National Park, try and make it to Lion Park, home to more than 85 lions and numerous other animals such as the hyena and cheetah. Witness lions feeding or simply basking in the African sun. Stay a night in one of the luxury safari tents and hear the eerie laugh of a hyena on a night game drive.

If the sight of these incredible animals has you captivated, consider visiting the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, focusing on conservation, breeding and reintroducing native endangered species back into their natural habitats.

Johannesburg Airport (JNB)

Flights from Australia to Johannesburg will disembark 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.

Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to O.R Tambo International Airport. Book your Johannesburg Airport accommodation.

Getting to Johannesburg

There are several airlines that offer flights to Johannesburg from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney take around 14 hours. Flights from Melbourne and Brisbane via Sydney take around 17 hours. Direct flights from Perth take around 11 hours.

Airlines that fly to Joahnnesburg

Airlines that offer cheap flights to Johannesburg from Australia include:

For more information on Johannesburg holidays check out our Johannesburg travel guide.

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