Johannesburg, known as Joburg, Jozi and the City of Gold, is one of the world’s youngest major cities and home to the its largest man-made forest, with over 10-million planted trees sheltering Johannesburg’s suburbs.
The city enjoys a sublime climate - neither humid nor too hot, the days are warm and wind free in summer (November to February) and crisp and clear in winter (June-August). O R Tambo International Airport is the regional hub for flights from around the globe, making it the biggest and busiest airport in Africa.
There is so much to see and do it’s worth spending 48-hours here. We recommend privately guided excursions to cultural attractions like the art and design district, as well as walking and cycling tours that allow you to acclimatize in the city’s pleasant year-round sunshine. Expect superb restaurants, ultra-lux shopping malls, award-winning spas and a wide range of hotels, all set against the backdrop of a truly African city.
Johannesburg is an ideal stopover to catch your breath before starting a safari. There are also several Big 5 reserves nearby, including Madikwe Private Game Reserve and Pilanesberg National Park, which is right next door to Africa’s top family resort, Sun City.