Join a tour of Soweto, a township that played an important role during the Apartheid era. Now home to more than two million people, Soweto offers a striking mix, with both poor and affluent areas. It's an inspirational city, settings trends in music, politics, language and fashion. Visit the Mandela Museum located in the former home of Nelson Mandela, and see the home of Nobel Peace Prize-winner Desmond Tutu.
Food lovers will be right at home in Johannesburg, the city offering cuisine from not only South Africa, but all around the world. Try boerewors, a traditional South African spicy sausage, generally char-grilled over an open flame. Head to Cafe del Soul for delicious Italian, or Thava with its mouth-watering tapas-style Indian.
If it's shopping that makes you smile, head to the north-western suburb of Rosebank with its large mall complex. On a Sunday one of the city's best markets can be found on the rooftop.
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:
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