Johannesburg

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South Africa’s biggest city is famous for its gold mines, heavy traffic, a vibrant night life and one of the highest crime rates worldwide. Most international visitors arrive in Johannesburg and connect directly to their final destinations without spending an extra night. If you choose to spend an extra night in Johannesburg, or maybe even a couple of nights, you will quickly realise that Johannesburg has plenty to offer.

 

Where to Stay

Linga Longa

Linga Longa is a privately owned guesthouse, and being situated only a 5 minute drive away from the airport, Linga Longa is the ideal overnight stay for any traveller. The friendly owners and staff take care of pick-ups and provide homemade breakfasts. All apartments are nestled in a lovely garden where you can relax around the pool.

More about Linga Longa here.

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Intercontinental – OR Tambo

The sister hotel of the Sandton Towers is South Africa’s first and only hotel located at an airport. OR Tambo Airport is located less than 100 metres away, a safe walking distance from the International Arrivals. This conveniently located 138 room hotel is positioned to meet the needs of both business and leisure travellers requiring an overnight stay in a hotel which meets world class standards.

More about Intercontinental – OR Tambo here.

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Things to Do

For the Colourful Mixtures

If you are interested in a day activity you can choose amongst many different options. A Johannesburg City Tour, a Soweto Township Tour, a visit to the Apartheid Museum, or a visit to the Cradle of Human Kind, a World Heritage Site just outside Johannesburg, are just a few options amongst the many activities that Johannesburg has to offer.

 

Did you Know?

Johannesburg is the world’s largest city not built on a coastline, or on a lake or river. That’s why Johannesburg is also called the world’s biggest ‘dry port’. More than half of the cargo that arrives through the ports of Durban and Cape Town arrives at the container terminal at City Deep.