As South Africa's largest city with the busiest airport in Africa, Johannesburg is much more than just a stepping stone to your safari adventure. The once no-go zone has been reinvigorated as a vibrant modern city with surprising pockets of greenery and a wealth of trees in the CBD. It's also one of the world's largest cities in a country where there are 11 official languages. Student Flights has cheap flights to Johannesburg all year round. What's more, if you're aged under 26, a full-time student or a teacher, you can also take advantage of our exclusive Black Market Flights airfares for even more savings on your ticket to Johannesburg.
Most travellers will fly to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, which is the main transport hub of South Africa as well as the base of the national carrier, South African Airways. Located 24 kilometres from downtown Johannesburg in Gauteng, trains and buses run regularly from the airport to the city and taxi services are also available. To find out more about the airlines flying to Johannesburg, see our airline guide.
Known as 'Jozi', 'City of Gold' and 'Jo'burg' to the locals, Johannesburg has made amends for its apartheid past by embracing its history and diversity. Understand the historic struggles at the sobering Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill, and then get to grips with the history of our species at the Origins Centre and Cradle of Humankind where some of the oldest human ancestor fossils have been uncovered.
While Jo'burg has come a long way from the crime capital it was, some parts of the city are best seen on a tour. A popular option is a guided tour to the trendsetting area of Soweto, which stands for South West Townships. Here, you can see plenty of historic sights including Nelson Mandela's former home, and uncover the real soul of the city. We've got plenty more Johannesburg tours too.
For all the information you need about Jo'burg, we've put together a Johannesburg guide. Give our Student Flights travel consultants a call to book your South Africa holiday or fill out the enquiry form and we'll get back to you.