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Johannesburg holidays

Discover intriguing history, superb shopping and world class dining on Johannesburg holidays. Explore the area where humanity is believed to have begun and dig into the gold mining history that kick-started Johannesburg’s evolution into the thriving city it is today.

Step back in time to the era of the city’s gold mining rush and enjoy memorable family fun at Gold Reef City. Explore the Soweto district, famous for its anti-apartheid past and famous former residents, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. See magnificent creatures at Lion Park, or take a daytrip to Sun City, with its vibrant casino complex. Take in breathtaking 360-degree vistas from the Orlando Tower. Go shopping at the many malls and markets then dine in style at a 5 star restaurant.

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Explore the history, museums, areas and more at the City of Gold

Soweto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Experience a fascinating glimpse of bustling neighbourhood life. Soweto is the most metropolitan township in the country - setting trends in politics, fashion, music, dance and language. Drive past two former Nobel Prize winners' previous residences, the Hector Peterson memorial; dedicated to one of the first casualties of the Soweto uprising of 16 June, 1976, when over 500 people were killed as they protested over Afrikaans being used in township schools, and the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the largest hospital in the world.

Soweto Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Johannesburg Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

See the historical highlights of Johannesburg on this comprehensive 3.5-hour sightseeing tour. As you explore this bustling metropolis by luxury air-conditioned coach, see top Johannesburg attractions like Hillbrow Tower and Nelson Mandela Bridge. Walk up to the observation deck at the Carlton Center for unforgettable views over the city, and learn about South Africa's transition to democracy at Constitution Hill. If time permits, there will be a final stop at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens at Emmerentia Dam.

Johannesburg Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Safari and Sun City Day Trip

In the morning you'll go game viewing in the immense Pilanesberg Nature Reserve. With over 7,000 animals in the park, your search for Africa's "Big Five" - elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and African buffalo - is sure to be eventful. In the afternoon you'll travel to the world's most unique resort, Sun City. Attractions include a golf course, Butterfly World, Cultural Village, Lost City, and numerous bars and restaurants. There are activities available to do on your own account as well.

Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Safari and Sun City Day Trip

Lesedi Cultural Village Day Trip from Johannesburg

Lesedi is a multicultural village set amongst the pristine bushveld and rocky hills, less than an hour's drive north of Johannesburg. Live the experience of the vibrant and colourful traditions of the Basotho, Ndebele, Pedi, Xhosa and Zulu peoples on a four-hour afternoon tour. See the Lesedi tribal dancers and enjoy a pan African feast with delicacies from north, east and southern Africa. Lesedi is a Sotho word that means, "Light", made famous by the founder of the Southern Sotho Nation,

Lesedi Cultural Village Day Trip from Johannesburg

Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Sightsee at your own pace and hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 12 stops around the city in 24-hours, aboard a comfortable, open-top, double-decker bus. See Johannesburg's top attractions such as Constitution Hill, Ghandi Square, the Apartheid Museum and Gold Reef City Theme Park. Hop off to tour the city's many museums, including the Workers Museum and Apartheid Museum. Take a downtown walk in the mining district or enjoy a visit to the SAB World of Beer.

Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Johannesburg weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
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Average monthly rainfall (mm)
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Average daily sunshine (hours)
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Johannesburg: up on the roof

High Life Magazine

Johannesburg roof bar.

Long obsessed with what lies beneath the ground, the ‘place of gold’ has turned its gaze skywards. High Life investigates Jo'burg’s rooftop revolution

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