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Johannesburg

Africa
25+

Rank in South Africa

1

Rank in Africa

160+

World Rank

Currency
Rand(ZAR)
Weather
Clear 3.6℃
Time
05:49 AM (GMT +02:00)
Electric Socket
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)... Read more


About Johannesburg

Johannesburg, Jozi or Jo'berg, is the golden beating heart of South Africa. This largest city of the country has progressed in such a fast pace that it has transformed from a small population to a fully fledged urban city despite the huge devastation of wars faced in the past. The city hosts a great place for relaxing drinks and dinners on the streets of Parkhurst and Greenside, or on the rooftop of 54 on Bath in Rosebank. Feel the green lavish beauty of nature reserve and Botanical Gardens and enjoy your picnic with your loved ones. The city offers a lot from shopping, dining, nightlife, casinos, close wildlife encounters to interesting historical sites. It is a reservoir of superb museums, mostly offering deep insight into South Africa's troubled past. Taste the thrill and adventure after hiking on difficult treks, bungee jumping, and adrenaline rides. Explore the caves or visit a traditional village to know about the culture followed by suburban Africans. For your rumbling tummy, the city offers fine dining restaurants, snacks eating joints, hip-hop cafe and local market food. If you're a shopping addict bring an extra, empty suitcase. The city has lots of malls, open-air markets and places that blend the two. You'll find plenty of unique souvenirs. Come and be lost in a trip of a lifetime. 

Continent Country
Africa South Africa
Airport Name / IATA Code
O.R. Tambo JNB


Johannesburg
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
March April, May: the weather is still warm while the crowds have gone and prices come down, so this would be the best time to visit Johannesburg. The Temperature is between 19° C (66°F) and 14°C (57°F) September October and November is a good time to visit Johannesburg. The weather is pleasant, the crowds have not yet arrived.The temperature is from 16°C (61°F) to 19°(66°F) Rainfall is low to none.
Moderate time to visit
December, January and February are a moderate time of the year to visit the City. Despite the rainfall, 5 inches (128 mm),the temperatures are between 20°C (68°F) and 21 ° C (70°F).
Worst time to visit
June, July, August are the worst time of the years to visit it. it is the coldest and driest time of the year.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 15 14 13 10 8 4 4 7 9 11 13 14
Maximum temprature (℃) 21 25 24 22 20 16 17 20 22 24 25 25
Rain fall (mm) 130 110 100 40 10 20 10 10 40 80 120 110
Population
4.4 (Millions)
Official Language
Nguni
Spoken Language
English is spoken al... Read more
Other Language
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Police
999
Ambulance
997
Taxi
Start Tariff: ZAR 20... Read more

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.82
Cup of Coffee USD 1.53
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.94
Rice/Kg USD 1.24
White Bread USD 0.77
Eggs (12) USD 1.83
Combo Meal USD 3.53
Fine Dining USD 7.65
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.82
Domestic Beer USD 1.06
Imported Beer USD 1.59
Bottle of Wine USD 4.12
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 2.65
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.88
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 1.47
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 371.54
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • Hot air balloon rides in Johannesburg: Grab the opportunity with your loved one and enjoy the ride in the sky. Get soaked in the best 360-degree view of Jo’berg without pushing your way through crowds. All in all, a nice spot to get away from the city without actually getting away from it.  

  • Hennops Hiking Trail: Thrill with Hennops hiking trail with easy going grasslands, clusters of small trees, gorges and rocky plateaus and spend a day in the lap of nature.

  • Bungee Jumping at Orlando Tower: Passionate thrill lovers are welcome here. The place offers adrenaline junkies to do bungee jumping, abseil, freefall or power swing from the top of the towers. The two towers in Orlando, 8 miles from Jo’berg, are unique sight with their cool and whacky designs. Enjoy the place walking across the narrow bridge between the two structures and have amazing photographs.

  • Magaliesberg Canopy Tour: Come and thrill in an action-packed eco-adventure. While trekking enjoy aerial sightseeing journey of the world’s oldest mountain range.

  • Relaxing boat ride on Zoo Lake in Parkview: The main attraction of the beautiful zoo is rowboats. Once you are on the lake, you don't feel like going somewhere else. The quaint boats can be rented from the Lions Boating Club (situated opposite Moyo restaurant) for a very small fee. Pack handy snacks in a basket, a blanket, and some books and enjoy the ride with your loved ones. To avoid waiting in queue make sure to book your rowboat before a couple of hours.

  • Bounce around at the trampoline park in Fourways: Come on back to your childhood and spend hours bouncing on trampolines and work out simultaneously.  If you are competitive, enhance your thrill by booking a dodge ball or slam dunk tournament and enjoy.

  • Eat at Pata Pata in Maboneng: Fashionable young crowd hub and a great spot for having afternoon cocktails and mingling with the locals. The food is amazing and the locals are trendy. The live jazz music adds on the ambiance. Jazz music dominates the cosmopolitan street and attracts people from all over the area. 

Shopping
44 STANLEY
44 Stanley Ave, Braamfontein Werf, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa
Distance From City Center
5.1 kms
27 Boxes
74 4th Ave, Melville, Johannesburg, 2109, South Africa
Distance From City Center
8.2 kms
Barter buy antique
167 Queen St, South Kensington, Johannesburg, 2094 SA
Distance From City Center
5.1 Kms
Millers Antique
62 Siemert Rd, Doornfontein, 2000, SA
Distance From City Center
1.8 Kms
44 Stanly
44 Stanley Ave, Braamfontein Werf, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa
Distance From City Center
7.4 Kms
Market on Main
264 Fox St, Maboneng, Johannesburg, 2094
Distance From City Center
2.2 Kms
Merlose Arch
60 Melrose Blvd, Melrose North, Johannesburg, 2076, Africa de Sud) 44 Stanly
Distance From City Center
9.2 Kms
The Bridge Shopping Centre
King George St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
Distance From City Center
2.9 Kms
Rosebank Art & Craft Market
Cradock Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, SA
Distance From City Center
9.2 Kms
Oriental Plaza
38-60 Lilian Ngoyi St, Fordsburg, Johannesburg, 2092,
Distance From City Center
5.3 Kms
Souvenir Suggestions

African Craft Get an Exotic and unique collection of African arts and craft products, or African animal skins and horns.

  • Artisanal spirits from Time Anchor Distillery: Distillery produces a range of unique rums, gins, and other liqueurs and is situated in the trendy Aerial Empire complex in Maboneng.
  • Beautiful gold jewellery from Henriette Botha: Jo'berg is known as "The City of Gold". Pure gold is characteristic of Johannesburg and can be found in the form of beautiful jewellery pieces, from big manufacturers as well as independent designers.
  • A leather jacket from Vintage Zionist: It's a  clothing brand specialized in rock style leather jackets. Situated in Maboneng, the store creates fashionable jackets by recycling second-hand leather garments and old garments.
  • African craft from the Rosebank Sunday Market: The market is famous for its authentic African crafts and is the perfect place to invest in a special piece that will forever remind you of the city.
  • A Kruger Rand: A Kruger Rand is a piece of gold with historic value. Invest in this fantastic souvenir if you’re willing to spend a good amount of money.
  • Mandela memorabilia: Nelson Mandela, icons of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and freedom fighter are seen all over the city. To pay the tribute you must buy Mandela memorabilia, in the form of artwork, coasters, t-shirts, books and more available in most curio stores, galleries and markets in Johannesburg.
  • Ndebele art from Lesedi Cultural Village: You must visit the cultural village, situated in the historic Cradle of Humankind area and take some of the beautiful arts and crafts pieces– characteristic of the different cultures.
  •  Gold Coins: Kruger Rands and Mandela coins are popular places to procure these coins.
  • Diamonds: from R3,000 upwards for white or yellow gold and diamond rings in the beautiful country of South Africa.

  • Blue Bulls or Golden Lions Rugby Jerseys.

  • Biltong dried and spiced meat. A famous south African snack.

Tourist attractions in Johannesburg

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