Johannesburg travel tips


Johannesburg is the largest South African city with an estimated population of 3.3 million. Black residents living in Soweto compose the bigger part of the population followed by whites and others. English is the primary language. Here are some of the best Johannesburg travel tips for Johannesburg.


The city enjoys amazing climate all through the year with moderate temperatures in hot months and a comfortably chill winter. There can be afternoon thunderstorms and an occasional snowfall. So, any time is a best time to get flights Cape Town to Johannesburg ticket.

Tips for traveling and around the city

O.R. Tambo International Airport, is the busiest airport of the city connecting to all other cities in South Africa. On the other hand, renting a car is one of the top choices to move around the city with a best road map handy, as the roads in the city are remarkable inadequately signposted or book a bus tickets from cape town to johannesburg ticket.

It is top to reject the banks or money chargers at the arrival doors as they prone to charge extra commissions. It is excellent to using an ATM as there are no charges for cash withdrawals.

Park station is the key center for buses and train, anyway, public transport is still pretty underdeveloped. The speed train known as the Gautrain is pretty safe and clean. Although there are minicabs and buses, there is a general deficiency of designated stops. Taxis can be used for little distances, but it is top to use a fixed-rated or metered and reject a shared minibus taxi.

Places to visit

The city center is considered the center of the city and has some amazing specimens of colonial architecture. A visit to the little township of Soweto is also valuable as it was once home to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.

The Apartheid Museum is the location for a attractive glimpse into the apartheid movement with video footage and audio accounts of the shocking experiences of people.

Montecasino Bird Gardens and Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens are a treat for bird lovers. There are lots of birds, including the endangered Black Eagle and a 2500 year old tree. Lion park provides you a chance to watch lions at a close distance, feed giraffes and touch lion curb.

You will find also unique bars in Johannesburg that have the coolest atmospheres and character.


Rosebank mall and Rosebank flea market are popular shopping locations for craftworks. There are shopping malls like Sandton City in Sandton, Oriental Plaza at Fordsburg, and the Cresta Mall which is much famous among the middle-class people.