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Flights to Johannesburg

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

  • We fly direct to Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) from London Heathrow (LHR)

  • Our flights to Johannesburg run daily throughout the year

  • The flight time from London is approximately 11 hours

Discover Johannesburg

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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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Weather and local info

What will the weather be like?

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Local information

Airport guide

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

Johannesburg airport guide

Visa information

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

South Africa visa page

Local currency

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

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Local transport

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

Electricity

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

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