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  • 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 Joburg as it is known to locals, is located in 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 on a South Africa vacation and is the seat of the Constitutional Court.

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 Joburg 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

  • A World in One Country

    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:
    US$ 3,008
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • A World In One Country: Kruger & The Kingdoms

    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 Durban.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,478
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Africa On Foot

    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:
    4-5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,085
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Safaris Worldwide, Single Friendly
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  • Arathusa Safari Lodge

    Arathusa is located within the world renowned Sabi Sand Private reserve adjacent to the un-fenced Kruger National Park. It is perfect for the nature enthusiast who seeks an affordable intimate environment and warm hospitality on their African Safari.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,879
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Cape & Safari Dynasty

    This South Africa vacation emphasises the natural beauty of this incredibly diverse country, from African safari opportunities in the northwest, to the unrivalled environments and wildlife of the Western Cape.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,864
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Chisomo Safari Camp

    A safari adventure with extra smiles, the staff at Chisomo are sure to make you feel welcome on your African safari.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 895
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Chobe Elephants & Livingstone

    Travel from Livingstone to the Falls and enjoy a tour before a sunset cruise on the Zambezi. Next, visit Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant concentration in Africa.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,912
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Chobe Elephants & Victoria Falls

    Chobe’s wildlife is very diverse. Only an hour from Victoria Falls, it is home to the largest concentration of elephant in Africa who assemble along the Chobe River during the dry season.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,855
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Hamilton's Tented Camp

    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$ 2,103
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Impodimo Game Lodge

    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$ 2,387
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Ivory Tree Game Lodge

    In Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Ivory Tree Game Lodge offers a luxurious, yet natural setting for your safari.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,352
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Jock Safari Lodge

    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$ 2,287
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Johannesburg

    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$ 376
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Johannesburg: 54 On Bath: Stay of Distinction

    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$ 685
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Johannesburg: City Half Day Tour

    South Africa's largest city remains its financial and commercial heart. It's in this fast-paced metropolis that the country's radical political and social transformation is most evident - this is the 'Rainbow Nation' at work.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Johannesburg: Journey to Freedom Full Day Tour

    Many South Africans gave much; some gave all, to achieve a truly democratic South Africa. On tour you will share some of that journey, pain and struggle of those heroes; witness the places, experience the diverse museums where these momentous, tumultuous years have been so well documented.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Johannesburg: Private Apartheid Museum Half Day Tour

    Take half a day to explore the sombre history of South Africa with this private tour of the Apartheid Museum. By surveying documentary film snippets, texts, and audio clips, you’ll learn about the life of Nelson Mandela and the years of oppression suffered by South African people of colour during the 20th century.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Johannesburg: Soweto Half Day Tour

    You know the name. It's a legend. SOWETO, acronym for South Western Township, is home to over 2 million people, who, despite living in crowded and chaotic conditions, have a tangible sense of community, one which ironically, the ordered, walled, elitist northern suburbs lack.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Kapama Karula Lodge

    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$ 3,832
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Kapama River Lodge

    Kapama Private Game Reserve occupies a vast area between the northern Drakensberg mountains and the Greater Kruger National Park. Kapama River Lodge features 40 spacious air-conditioned suites, 20 Spa suites, and 2 Royal Suites.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,260
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Kings Camp

    This intimate Colonial style lodge is dedicated to a gracious style of hospitality from a bygone era. You will experience fine South African cuisine, an exceptional wine cellar and will be made to feel like you are part of the family, all in a spectacular setting.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,419
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Kruger to Falls Adventure: from Johannesburg

    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$ 4,119
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve

    This luxury lodge, with fine dining, outstanding cuisine and extensive wine cellar, is situated on a Hilltop Sanctuary overlooking a natural waterhole. Accommodation is spacious and luxurious, every little detail has been looked after and you will feel pampered throughout your stay.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,346
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

    Unparalleled and extraordinarily beautiful in its simplicity and texture is how Ivory Lodge has been described, and it has been recognized with various international awards. Experience the African Bushveld in lavish comfort and style.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,428
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Lion Sands Narina Lodge

    You will be surprised at how a visit to Lion Sands Narina Lodge can completely restore ones energy. When you’re right on the Sabie River, watching the animals, surrounded by bush and sky, you really feel like you’ve escaped from the world.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,029
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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