Vibrant, ever-changing, fabulously wealthy, desperately poor, vast, multi-faceted Johannesburg flings contrasts at you from every angle. Trees line streets where houses hide their manicured gardens and pristine blue swimming pools behind high white walls, miles of shacks tell of the effects of the apartheid years – still to be overcome. The air of Africa’s most dynamic city vibrates with music and buzzes with business while its stylish restaurants, elegant shops, art galleries and theatres delight the international visitor.

Facts

Population

5 million

Currency

1 Rand = 100 cents

Opening hours

Mall shopping hours are generally 09.00-17.00/18.00 Monday to Saturday, and 09.00-14.00 on Sundays. Most museums and galleries are closed on Mondays.

Newspapers

The Star (Johannesburg’s oldest English-language daily newspaper, has a Tonight listings supplement.) The weekly (Friday) Mail & Guardian has extensive What’s On listings.) The Sowetan City Press Business Day

Tourist information

Gauteng Tourism Authority 1 Central Place. Henry Nxumalo Street, Newtown 09.00-17.00 Monday-Friday +27 11 639 1600

Travel to Johannesburg

Book your flights to Johannesburg with Etihad Airways and set the stage for the creation of indelible African memories. Johannesburg is rich with history and tradition and its friendly people welcome you with beaming smiles and outstretched arms. The beauty of this historically important city is only matched by its stunning locale and will leave you wanting to return again and again.

Top 5 Things To Do in Johannesburg

  • Spend a day watching some furry little friends swing energetically from tree to tree at Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary
  • While in the Carlton Centre’s ‘Top of Africa’ viewpoint enjoy the awesome view of the city of Johannesburg and its surrounding picturesque countryside
  • Learn about the origins of our species as you engage in an excursion to the most amazing attraction; the Cradle of Mankind to view interactive exhibits telling the story of human development and ancestry
  • Join in on the search for bounty with the Gold Reef City excursion and learn about all the mining attractions you can take in
  • Get up close and personal with the lion cubs at the Johannesburg Lion Park and sanctuary

Plan Your Johannesburg Holiday

The perfect time to travel to Johannesburg is February just after the crowded holidays of December and January. The three week long FNB Dance Umbrella is held just about the same time so you can immerse yourself into the South African dance parade.

Getting the best flight deals to Johannesburg is easy with Etihad’s popular deals. It saves time buying your tickets to Johannesburg simultaneously while checking the offers. The best way to find cheap hotels in Johannesburg is to book around mid-January when the offers are plentiful; you will also get to enjoy the great South African weather around this time.

Destination Routes

Etihad Offices in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa
Four Commerce Square, 39 Rivonia Road (corner Helling)
Sandhurst, Sandton
P.O. Box 55598, Northlands 2116
0861-ETIHAD (within South Africa), +27-11-3439140 (from outside South Africa)
jnbtkt@etihad.ae
8:30am - 5pm (Mon to Fri) closed Sat,Sun & Public Holidays
Capetown
0861-384423 (Johannesburg)