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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.
  • Sandton is one of Johannesburg's affluent northern suburbs

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

  • Signature South Africa: Cape Town, Rovos Rail, Kruger & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the magic and splendour of Southern Africa on this 12-day luxury journey of South Africa. Starting in Cape Town, you’ll venture to the Cape Winelands, Johannesburg, and Kruger National Park. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a by-gone era with 2 nights spent on-board the elegant Rovos Rail train.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,338
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Rail Travel Ideas, 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:
    US$ 2,944
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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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:
    US$ 8,674
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 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:
    US$ 1,870
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • Qatar and South Africa Safari

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore 2 great countries in one trip. Beginning in Cape Town, you'll have 3 full days to discover what makes the 'Mother City' and surrounds one of the most beautiful regions of the world. Next its off to Pilanesberg National Park for your African Safari. Finally, fly to Qatar for a 3 night stay as you explore the capital, Doha - a wonderful blend of culture, tradition and modern innovation.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,699
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Stopovers/City Breaks, 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$ 12,924
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Wonders of South Africa: Kruger, Garden Route, Cape Town & More

    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:
    US$ 1,937
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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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$ 7,882
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, 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$ 317
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, 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$ 524
    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$ 777
    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$ 790
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, 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$ 1,097
    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 Game Reserve, 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 The Sabi Sands Game Reserve for more game drives in a beautiful environment.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 9,888
    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$ 3,155
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris Worldwide
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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$ 900
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Sun City Discovery

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Sun City, renowned as South Africa’s premier holiday resort, offers a multitude of attractions and activities. It provides a blend of golf, game and gambling, as well as world class hotels.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 443
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Cape & Safari Dynasty: Madikwe Game Reserve & Cape Town

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This South Africa vacation emphasizes the natural beauty of this incredibly diverse country, from African safari opportunities in the northwest, to the unrivaled environments and wildlife of the Western Cape.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,640
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Private Experiences, Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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