Holidays to Johannesburg

South Africa
Joburg, as it's known, is both the wealthiest city in Africa and one with stark poverty and crime. To travel here is to step into a culture inextricably linked with its apartheid past. But the Joburg of today is a city overflowing with art, fashion, and sporting events. There are …

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How to get to Johannesburg

Here's what you need to know about getting to Johannesburg. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Johannesburg takes 11 hours, 10 minutes.

When to go to Johannesburg

Typical Holiday Price

£826 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Johannesburg varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - January is the cheapest month to go to Johannesburg.

Where to stay in Johannesburg

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Johannesburg, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Johannesburg

Jorge-11 | FlickrGold Reef City
Gold Reef City
Denise_S | Trip by SkyscannerApartheid Museum
Apartheid Museum
Peter Black2007 | FlickrJohannesburg Zoo
Johannesburg Zoo
ign11 | FlickrSoweto
mikecogh | FlickrRosebank Art & Craft Market
Rosebank Art & Craft Market
Jorge-11 | FlickrLion Park -- CLOSED
Lion Park -- CLOSED
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerConstitution Hill
Constitution Hill
Timothy Damons | Trip by SkyscannerWalter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
Solidhaze | FlickrZoo Lake
Zoo Lake
Jaak Treiman | Trip by SkyscannerWits Art Museum
Wits Art Museum

Reviews of Johannesburg

Huoma Jackson
Huoma Jackson

Johannesburg was absolutely beautiful! Loved the people and culture! The right amount of trendy and hippy


Outside of Fox Street in Maboneng, and the Northern Suburbs of Melville (my favourite), Sandton and Rosebank, there are not many area in Joburg where you can feel safe just wondering around. But there is enough for keeping yourself entertained while recovering after your arrival or waiting for the flight to leave the country. It's surely not the easiest city, ma it's the biggest in South Africa and a mandatory stop to feel this country.

Phill (lucky) Smith
Phill (lucky) SmithBangkok

over night stay saw very little but its big very big and sprawling in all directions .. good luck to all that follow and venture further

Krista Canfield McNish
Krista Canfield McNishSan Francisco

Johannesburg doesn't have a ton to see, but it is a great jumping off point. Lion Park (where you can pet baby lions and cheetahs) and you can also see Nelson Mandela's last house in Johannesburg.