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Flights to Johannesburg

Wildlife, history and shopping bliss in South Africa's largest city

Jump on a flight to Johannesburg and discover just how many reasons there are to stay in the city. Lose yourself in the huge malls and check out the trendy suburb of Melville, where there's a wealth of coffeehouses and bars to investigate. 

If you're interested in culture, you'll find plenty in Jo’burg. Find out about the country’s turbulent history at the Apartheid Museum and experience township life in Soweto. And South Africa is a wildlife watcher’s paradise with the world’s most magnificent creatures congregating on Africa’s stage.

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Johannesburg video guide

See Museum Africa, the Apartheid Museum, Soweto, Sandton City, Melville, Zoo Lake and Pilanesburg National Park in our video guide to Johannesburg.

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Thrills and spills

Gold Reef City theme park offers action-packed fun if you’re travelling to Johannesburg as a family. Or try your luck at the casino and maybe that diamond in the mall could be yours. See our blog for more on Johannesburg's heart of gold.

The Cradle of Humankind

Take an underground boat ride and travel the history of humankind. This fascinating attraction is built on the site where a two-million-year-old skull was found. Head to our blog for more tips on seeing all that Jo'burg has to offer.

Explore the museums

The city centre is home to a diverse selection of museums detailing South African history. Tour the Constitution Hill Museum to see the notorious prison that held Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi. Or for something totally different, visit the World of Beer.

Get in a flap

If you're feeling adventurous, you have to give ostrich riding a go. A short flight to George takes you to Oudstshoorn, the ostrich capital, where visitors experience a take-off with a difference. We've got more tips on seeing South African wildlife up close on our blog.

Botanical garden

Escape the crowds at the Walter Sisulu National Park Botanical garden, just 30 minutes from Johannesburg. With 740 acres of wide open space, there’s plenty of room for a picnic rug. For more on South Africa's parks and reserves, see our blog.

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Local information

Airport guide

Before you set off, take a look at our Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport guide.

Flight duration

The flight time to Johannesburg from London Heathrow is approximately 10 hours and 55 minutes.

Visa information

Visit our South Africa visa page, where you'll find useful information on the travel documents you'll need.

Local currency

The currency in Johannesburg is the South African Rand (ZAR).

Local transport

Pre-booked taxis are the safest and easiest way to get to the airport and around the city.


In Johannesburg, the type M plug is used. The power supply is 230V/50Hz.