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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 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

    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:
    US$ 1,845
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • A World In One Country Super Special

    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$ 2,949
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers), Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • Wonders of South Africa

    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:
    US$ 1,965
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Escorted Coach Touring, 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$ 4,158
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Escorted Coach Touring, Safaris Worldwide, Single Friendly
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  • 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$ 2,884
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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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$ 1,441
    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$ 1,139
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, 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$ 1,837
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Bakubung Bush Lodge

    Venture a mere two hours from Johannesburg to Pilanesberg National Park and the beautiful confines of Bakubung Bush Lodge, a 4-star property in the wild. Spend a few days enjoying the lodge and heading on morning and afternoon game drives into the park to spot roaring lions, mighty elephants, and rhinos in the grass.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 968
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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  • Black Rhino Game Lodge

    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$ 1,244
    Trip Type:
    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$ 3,409
    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$ 843
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide
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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$ 1,835
    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$ 2,590
    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$ 1,240
    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$ 2,394
    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$ 483
    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$ 706
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Johannesburg: Melrose Arch: Stay of Distinction

    The African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, situated within the exclusive Melrose Arch lifestyle development, combines superb facilities and service with modern elegance and sophistication.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 658
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
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  • Johannesburg: Stay of Distinction - Fairlawns Boutique Hotel

    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$ 631
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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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$ 4,022
    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$ 1,233
    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$ 3,174
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

    Venture into Pilanesberg National Park for a few days of game drives in a malaria-free nature reserve. Enjoy family-friendly accommodations at a 4-star bush lodge and spend each morning and afternoon on safari game drives into the South African wild searching for elephants, lions, giraffes, and cheetahs.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,026
    Trip Type:
    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$ 5,075
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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