Cheap Flights to Johannesburg
Johannesburg, or Jozi as some know it, is the capital of the Gauteng province. Starting as a gold-mining settlement in the 19th century, Joburg is now the biggest, and arguably the busiest cities in South Africa.
Johannesburg is a playground, offering travellers a variety of exciting sights to see, and adventures to experience.
A few of the city’s highlights include the Cradle of Humankind, Gold Reef City, Constitution Hill, Montecasino and the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve.
Airports in Johannesburg
O.R Tambo International Airport:
O.R Tambo International is situated in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. O. R Tambo is the largest airport in Africa, with 19 million travelers passing through this airport annually.
Lanseria Airport is a smaller, privately owned airport situated in Lanseria – north of Randburg and Sandton in Johannesburg. This airport specialies in commercial flights between Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and George.
Transport in Johannesburg
When arriving in Joburg, travelers will need a means of transport – bearing in mind a rental car has not been arranged. There are a variety of taxi cab services that can be made use of, that are usually ready and waiting outside the airport.
When it comes to traveling from the O.R Tambo Airport, or in and around the city, the Gautrain is one of Joburg’s best means of transport. The Gautrain is a rapid rail transport solution that links Johannesburg, Pretoria, Ekhuruleni and O.R Tambo.
Uber is another efficient and safes transport option. The universally recognized taxi service enables travelers to download an app straight to their mobile device and order a taxi cab.
With South Africa home to 11 official languages, travelers can be exposed to various languages and cultures. However, the most common languages that would be experienced in Johannesburg is English – a universal language, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu.
|Meal, Average Restaurant||R 90.00||R 100.00||R 100|
|Domestic Beer (500ml draught)||R 22.00||R 20.00||R 19.50|
|Cappuccino (regular)||R 19.00||R 20.00||R 18.83|
|Taxi 1km (Standard Tariff)||R 10.00||R 12.00||R 10|
|Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)||R 35.00||R 35.00||R 33.50|
Weather in Johannesburg
Due to the high elevation of the city in-land of South Africa, the weather experienced in Joburg is mildly fair. Thunderstorms are a familiar occurrence in Johannesburg, happening from time to time during the day or evening.
Summer: December and January are considered summer months, with an average temperature of 25®C during the day.
Winter: Mid-year around July is considered to be winter time, with a maximum temperature of 20®C, however, temperatures have been known to drop below freezing during this time.
Best time to book cheap flights to Johannesburg
December is generally a popular time to travel due to the holiday season, but according to a few travelers, and locals, the best time to plan your trip to Johannesburg is between March and May; and September to November. These are considered to be low season months, which results in fewer travelers, less crowds and price drops. The weather drops a bit too, but it’s still relatively enjoyable for travelers.