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Johannesburg Tours, Vacations, Travel Packages & Experiences


  • The skyline of Johannesburg is always a great photo opportunity on all South african tours.
  • Supporters cheering on their teams
  • The soccer stadium is a popular inclusion on Johannesburg tours.

Johannesburg, or Jo'burg as it is known to locals, is located on the eastern plateau of South Africa known as the Highveld. Despite not being one of the country’s three capital cities, Johannesburg remains one of the most modern and prosperous cities in the country and is the seat of the Constitutional Court. As a transporation hub Johannesburg is a natural starting point for a South Africa vacation.

After the discovery of gold in the Witwatersrand in 1886, a settlement was established. When the public heard about the discovery, thousands of people headed to Johannesburg looking for fortunes. Within a century the city has been rebuilt four times, from humble beginnings as a tented camp to tin shanties, from Edwardian style buildings to its current, modern state. Johannesburg was not exempt from apartheid and the city council was instrumental in the creation of separate townships for black Africans who had been evicted from the city’s freehold areas.

Today Johannesburg is the economic hub of South Africa and is an excellent example of what Archbishop Desmond Tutu called the ‘Rainbow Nation’. It is a mixture of cultures, of black and white as well as an influx of immigrants. Visitors on a South African vacation are encouraged to experience all of the city on Johannesburg tours from the bustling city centre to outer lying regions like Soweto where they can visit the Apartheid Museum and the Mandela Family Museum.

Johannesburg was the principal host of the 2010 World Cup and just as the sound of Vuvuzelas humming will not soon be forgotten, the success of the tournament and the hospitality of Jo'burg and South Africa as a whole will be remembered for many years to come.

 


 

South Africa Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to South Africa trips.

Learn about the history and culture of South Africa, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about South Africa's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering South Africa for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our South Africa tours today!

 

Extend Your Stay

After your South Africa vacation, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from South Africa or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours.

 

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Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Wonders of South Africa Super Special

    MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH: Spend two weeks discovering all that makes South Africa one of the world’s most diverse and colourful destinations. Take in natural sights such as Blyde River Canyon, explore the historic lands of the Zulus and Swazis, follow the magnificent South African coastline, and immerse yourself in the beauty, wine, and culture of the Cape. On this tour, a maximum of 40 guests are escorted by a local professional tourist guide. All departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 guests. Transportation is in air-conditioned luxury vehicles and tours are only conducted in English.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ On Request
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • A World In One Country Super Special

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Enjoy a tour of the best of South Africa, packed full of activities and ‘must-see’ areas from Kruger National Park to the Zulu Kingdom, ending in Cape Town, South Africa’s ‘Mother City’.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ On Request
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Kapama Karula Lodge: Greater Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Consisting of seven luxury air-conditioned tents and five large exclusive suites Kapama Karula Lodge is the epitome of luxury. Kapama Private Game Reserve is the largest single-owner game reserve in the region and is renowned for superb safari vacations.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,655
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Ultimate Kalahari & Lower Zambezi Safari

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Start with Cape Town’s most iconic luxury hotel - celebrating art and design. Next, stay in South Africa's largest private game reserve where your game lodge blends comfort seamlessly with the stunning landscape. Lastly, head to the banks of the Zambezi River, where a luxury safari camp offers the utmost comfort amidst the wild 'real Africa' that is Zambia.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 14,541
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Chisomo Safari Camp: Karongwe Private Game Reserve

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: A safari adventure with extra smiles, awaits as the staff at Chisomo are sure to make you feel welcome on your African safari.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 888
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Kruger Spectacular

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience two spectacular locations in South Africa on this luxury safari vacation. Start at Kings Camp in the Timbavati Game Reserve before connecting to Dulini Lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, spending several days on game drives in both pristine reserves.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,883
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Romance on the Rails: Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Victoria Falls

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the splendour and romance of Southern Africa on this 14-day luxury journey. Starting in Cape Town, you’ll then venture to Kruger National Park before your elegant train journey with Rovos Rail. A stay in Victoria Falls rounds out a truly unforgettable vacation.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 10,756
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Rovos Rail: Pretoria to Victoria Falls (or v.v.)

    DELUXE | RAIL: This journey takes guests from Pretoria westward to Botswana before crossing the border into Zimbabwe and on to the mighty Victoria Falls. This tour also operates in reverse.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,214
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Southern Africa Extravaganza: Greater Kruger, Cape Town & Victoria Falls

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Combining a superb African safari with a trip down the Western Cape, this South Africa travel opportunity takes you to one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Cape Town, before ending at spectacular Victoria Falls.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 8,680
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Private Experiences, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Kruger to Falls Adventure: Kruger, Matopos, Hwange & More

    MODERATE | SMALL GROUP: Spend two weeks immersed in nature at its grandest on this Africa safari. Experience three of the continent’s most dynamic countries, including a South Africa safari, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,897
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Safaris Worldwide, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Ivory Tree Game Lodge: Pilanesberg Game Reserve

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: In Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Ivory Tree Game Lodge offers a luxurious, yet natural setting for your safari. With fantastic wildlife, stunning scenery and located just a few hours from Johannesburg, Ivory Tree Game Lodge is a fantastic location for your African Safari experience.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,396
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Johannesburg Discovery

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Discover the largest city in South Africa, the metropolis of Johannesburg. Take advantage of a hop-on hop-off bus pass to see the sites and learn about the nation’s distant past, history of apartheid, and promising present full of superb boutiques, restaurants, and bars.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 301
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Pafuri Camp: Northern Kruger National Park

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the beauty of Northern Kruger. Spot lions, elephants, and cheetahs in the wild while staying at 4-star Pafuri Camp, a first-class accommodation on the banks of the Luvuvhu River. Head on daily game drives and enjoy the unmatched natural atmosphere of a South African safari.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,094
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Essence of Johannesburg

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg is the financial and commercial heart of the country. With boutiques, superb eateries, cafes and entertainment, there’s something for everyone.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 554
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, Johannesburg: Stays of Distinction

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Journey to Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city, to stay in a luxury hotel and explore the city’s fascinating history. Based at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, you’ll stay in a world-class suite and enjoy luxury elegance after time spent exploring Soweto and the nation’s history of Apartheid.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 785
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 54 On Bath, Johannesburg: Stays of Distinction

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Head on a South Africa vacation to the nation’s largest city, Johannesburg, and stay at the 5-star luxury hotel, 54 on Bath. Explore Johannesburg’s robust history in SOWETO before retiring to the hotel to enjoy exemplary service and swank accommodations.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 736
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Impodimo Game Lodge: Madikwe Game Reserve

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Go on a family-friendly safari to a luxury game lodge in South Africa’s north. Learn to track the Big Five alongside dedicated rangers and trackers before unwinding with a massage in your luxury room and enjoying excellent food and drink in the dining boma at Impodimo Game Reserve.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,744
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Jock Safari Lodge: Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Situated in a private concession within the Kruger National Park, magnificent trees and an abundance of bird life surround Jock Safari Lodge. The Lodge incorporates the romance and elegance of the past, while reflecting in its style the indigenous Zulu and Shangaan cultures.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,496
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Africa On Foot: Klaserie Private Nature Reserve

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: A true wildlife experience in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve combining walking and vehicle safaris through Big Five territory in one of the largest privately owned game reserves in South Africa.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,131
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Single Friendly
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  • Signature Madikwe & Kruger Safari: Madikwe, Johannesburg & The Sabi Sands

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Explore two of the best game reserves in South Africa, as well as Johannesburg. Start in Madikwe Hills, where you’ll head on game drives along the northern border. Next, explore the history of apartheid and liberation in Johannesburg. End your journey in Sabi Sands in Great Kruger for more game drives in a beautiful environment.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 9,954
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Savanna Private Game Reserve: Greater Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Savanna Private Game Reserve is an exclusive 5-star lodge situated in the internationally famous Sabi Sand Reserve. It offers outstanding game viewing, personalised service and luxurious accommodation to a limited number of discerning guests.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,750
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Black Rhino Game Lodge: Greater Pilanesberg Game Reserve

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Discover the beauty of the South African wild with a stay at a luxury game lodge in Greater Pilanesberg National Park. Enjoy deluxe accommodations as you head on daily game drives to search for the Big Five and other animals in the heart of the bush.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,434
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • A World in One Country: Kruger, Hluhluwe, Cape Town & More

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Enjoy a tour of the best of South Africa, packed full of activities and ‘must-see’ areas from Kruger National Park to the Zulu Kingdom, ending in Cape Town, South Africa’s ‘Mother City’.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 3,652
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Palace of the Lost City, Sun City: Stays of Distinction

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Just outside Johannesburg, The Palace of the Lost City offers a luxurious escape combining freedom, fantasy and fun.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 852
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Hamilton's Tented Camp: Kruger National Park

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Named after Colonel Stephenson Hamilton who was instrumental in establishing the world famous Kruger National Park, Hamilton's Tentend Camp reflects a safari adventure of the early 20th century.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,425
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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