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Johannesburg Travel Guide

Although it is one of the biggest cities in South Africa, and has plenty to attract visitors, Johannesburg is more often than not viewed simply as the starting point for a holiday elsewhere. The famous Kruger National Park, and the man made paradise resort of Sun City, South Africa are both within a short distance of Johannesburg, and are popular spots to spend a week or more. The main area of Johannesburg as far as tourism goes is the upmarket area known as Sandton, where most of the hotels, shopping area, and nightlife can be found.

Attractions in Johannesburg

Leave time to explore Johannesburg to check out the amazing tourist attractions there. Amongst the Johannesburg highlights every visitor should see, the Sun City is great to see for yourself. The Johannesburg Zoo are definitely worth exploring! Johannesburg’s culture offers loads to see!

We recommend booking a Johannesburg tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Johannesburg based guides who will show you Johannesburg’s less well known attractions.

Quick Guide to Sport in Johannesburg

Johannesburg’s favourite pastime is Football, and the best-known team is Kaizer Chiefs at their home: Johannesburg Stadium. Each year, the biggest event in Johannesburg’s sporting calendar is the FIFA World Cup 2010, which takes place at the Soccer City - tickets can be hard to get, so book in advance!

Attractions in Johannesburg

Leave time to explore Johannesburg to check out the amazing tourist attractions there. Amongst the Johannesburg highlights every visitor should see, the Sun City is great to see for yourself. The Johannesburg Zoo are definitely worth exploring! Johannesburg’s culture offers loads to see!

We recommend booking a Johannesburg tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Johannesburg based guides who will show you Johannesburg’s less well known attractions.

Johannesburg Weather

Discover the best time to visit Johannesburg courtesy of our easy to read climate guide to Johannesburg. The table below displays annual temperature trends in Johannesburg throughout the year to show you what weather to expect in Johannesburg.

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If you want to drive in Johannesburg, you will need an International Driving Permit, or IDP, for South Africa. You can book them with the AA, before going to Johannesburg.

When you drive in Johannesburg, in common with the rest of South Africa, you must drive on the left hand side of the road. You can book car hire in Johannesburg online before travelling to South Africa and there are a number of depots in Johannesburg where you can pick up your car.

Johannesburg Airport Overview

The Johannesburg International Airport is around 14 miles east from Johannesburg. The airport, whose international IATA code is JNB is only about 12 hours flight from London. Regular buses operate into Johannesburg, and taxis are also available. Johannesburg International Airport offers plenty to do including shops offering souvenirs of Johannesburg.

Johannesburg Consulate Details

If you get into trouble in Johannesburg, or just need some advice, the Johannesburg British Consulate is the place to go.

British High Commission
25 Hill Street
Arcadia 0002
Pretoria

Telephone: (27) (12) 421 7800

Johannesburg Fact File

City Name: Johannesburg
Country: South Africa
Language: English
Currency: South African Rand
Time Difference: GMT + 2
Electricity Supply: 220/230V AC 50Hz

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