Johannesburg Holidays

Downtown slum turned hip cultural hotspot, nowhere shows off Johannesburg's reinvention and regeneration better than the Newtown area.

From the iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge and the art, fashion and photography of Museum Africa, to eclectic shopping at Oriental Plaza and the fun of The South African Breweries World of Beer, this vibrant area signals a city inspired by its past to look to the future.

Once you've seen all that Johannesburg has to offer, head to Kruger National Park for the safari of a lifetime.

 

Destination Highlights
  • Indulge in some retail therapy in eclectic boutiques and stylish shopping malls
  • Visit Constitution Hill and the Apartheid Museum for a humbling look at history
  • Take a guided bike tour of Soweto neighbourhood
  • Travel out to the Sterkfontein Caves (part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site)

Time Zone

GMT +2

Flight Time

Approx. 11 hours; direct flights to Johannesburg are available from London Heathrow. Indirect flights are available from UK airports; Emirates via Dubai and KLM via Amsterdam.

Currency

South African rand (ZAR)

Visa Information

British citizens do not need to obtain a visa for South Africa for stays of up to 90 days. Strict entrance policies apply for passengers traveling with children under the age of 18.

Language

English is widely spoken.

Health Information

Some special vaccines are required for travel to certain areas of South Africa.
  • Soweto

    Take an inspirational tour through vibrant Soweto, the district now synonymous with victory over oppression. Nelson Mandela lived here before he was sentenced to life imprisonment. You can also visit the former homes of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu, and the Walter Sisulu Square of Independence, where the ANC presented the Freedom Charter demanding equality for all. It is safer, and more interesting, to visit with a resident guide.

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Average weather in January

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Johannesburg
21ºC
128mm
Pretoria
24ºC
103mm

Average weather in February

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Johannesburg
20ºC
144mm
Pretoria
23ºC
113mm

Average weather in March

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Johannesburg
19ºC
102mm
Pretoria
22ºC
82mm

Average weather in April

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Johannesburg
16ºC
40mm
Pretoria
19ºC
44mm

Average weather in May

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Johannesburg
14ºC
25mm
Pretoria
16ºC
18mm

Average weather in June

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Johannesburg
10ºC
10mm
Pretoria
12ºC
9mm

Average weather in July

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Johannesburg
11ºC
4mm
Pretoria
13ºC
3mm

Average weather in August

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Johannesburg
14ºC
14mm
Pretoria
16ºC
2mm

Average weather in September

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Johannesburg
16ºC
20mm
Pretoria
20ºC
20mm

Average weather in October

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Johannesburg
18ºC
78mm
Pretoria
22ºC
71mm

Average weather in November

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Johannesburg
19ºC
100mm
Pretoria
23ºC
108mm

Average weather in December

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Johannesburg
20ºC
151mm
Pretoria
23ºC
108mm

Types of Johannesburg holidays

Johannesburg Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

It takes approximately 11 hours with a direct flight from London Heathrow to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, operated by British Airways. Indirect flights are available with South African Airways, Emirates, Qatar and KLM via their hubs.

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