Johannesburg Flights:

Flights to Johannesburg

image of JohannesburgOR Tambo International is South Africa’s largest airport and is the air transport hub for Southern Africa. If your flying to Jhb OR Tambo is the main airport unless you booked a flight to Lanseria ariport.

OR Tambo formerly known as JHB International caters to nearly 20 million passengers a year and accounts for almost half the air traffic moving in and out of South Africa.

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Airlines that Fly to Johannesburg:

Domestic and International Airlines

If you are looking to book a flight to Johannesburg, the following Airlines Fly in and Out of OR Tambo on a frequent basis.

1Time, Air Austria, Air Botswana, Bellview Airlines, Delta Airlines, Etihad Airways, Air France, Air Madagascar, Air Malawi, Air Mauritius, Air Namibia, Air Portugal, Air Seychelles, Air Tanzania, Air Zimbabwe, Bellview Airlines, British Airways (Comair), British Airways (International), Cathay Pacific Airways, Civair, Comair Limited, Delta Airlines, Egypt Air, El-Al, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Ghana Airways, Gulf Air, Hewa Bora Airlines, Iberia Airlines, InterAir, Kenya Airways, KLM,, LAM Mozambique Airlines, LTU International Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Mango Airlines, Nationwide, Olympic Airways, Pelican Air Services, Precision Air, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airlink, South African Express Airways, South African Airways, Swiss International Airlines, Swazi Express Airways, TAAG Angolan Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Virgin Nigeria, Zambian Airways.

What to Do in Johannesburg:

It’s hard to imagine that the bustling modern city of Johannesburg was once a small shanty town, full of miners with diamond dreams in their eyes. Not only is Johannesburg South Africa’s biggest city and a busy stronghold of business and trade, it’s also a good destination for a pleasure-seeking tourist.

The Tourist Attractions of Johannesburg:

Gold Reef City provides a glimpse into the past of Johannesburg. It offers a visit to a mineshaft as well as some more modern forms of entertainment. For a closer look at the heritage of the area, drop in to the Lesedi Cultural Village, a multi-ethnic group consisting of Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho and Pedi people. This can be a fulfilling and enlightening experience as you watch dances and learn about the history and culture of these people.

Most visitors head for Soweto and Nelson Mandela’s former home, the Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum and the Regina Mundi Church. Don’t forget to lay the dust with a quick drink at a “shebeen”. The most famous of these is called Wandie’s Place.

The Johannesburg Zoo houses its animals without the use of bars and has gone to great lengths to reproduce the animals’ natural habitats. This is a good alternative if you can’t go to a proper nature reserve. While you are in the vicinity you could also rent a rowboat and spend a bit of time on Zoo Lake to do a bit of bird watching, and if you feel a little peckish at the end of the day, pop in at Moyo’s for the best African cuisine accompanied by the best African music that this city has to offer.

A mere hour’s drive from Johannesburg is yet another important sight to see: The Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage site. The Sterkfontein Caves are found here – the site where Mrs. Ples, a three million year old skull was first discovered in 1947.

Johannesburg is a shoppers’ paradise, offering shopping experiences ranging from sophisticated malls like Hyde Park, Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square to a whole variety of vibrant African and Oriental flea markets. Most visitors simply cannot leave without buying some samples of the beautiful arts and crafts for sale at these markets: local wire-work, traditional carvings, bead work and fertility dolls, to mention but a few.

Food and wine are a treat in this city. With cuisine influenced by the melting pot of cultures here, you can literally sample just about anything: Malaysian, Indian, French, Mexican, Italian, Moroccan, Creole and African.

Other sights worth seeing are the Planetarium, which will take around two hours to see, the Adler Museum for an insight into the history of medicine, the Bernberg Museum of Costumes, the Bensusan Museum of Photography, the Chris Lessing Boxing Museum, the Johannesburg Fort and St. George’s, a beautiful church. The Bezuidenhout Park is a nice place for children with many activities and a railroad museum, while the Lion Park makes a good picnic spot and a good way to see how these magnificent animals actually live. You will love the Bunny Park, where you can feed the animals. Another delightful experience is the South African Lipizzaner show with its amazing equine performances.

So make sure you have plenty of time in Johannesburg and explore all that this wonderful city has to offer its visitors.

When Should You Visit?:

The best times to visit Johannesburg are Autumn, Spring and Summer. Winter can be a little on the cold side, so if you want to have the best possible visit, the months of June, July and August are not really ideal.

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