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What to do in Johannesburg
Johannesburg is the biggest city in South Africa, and it’s chockers full of diverse attractions like game parks, museums, galleries, and plenty of other places for you to enjoy.
Start exploring Johannesburg by visiting the city’s museums. See the fascinating works at the South African Museum of Rock Art and the Johannesburg Art Gallery. There’s also the exciting South African National Museum of Military History.
Don’t forget the Nelson Mandela Museum, the Apartheid Museum, and Workers Museum. And if you’re thirsty for more, visit the SAB World of Beer for a tour and drinks too.
Are you travelling with kids? Travel together to Gold Reef City amusement park so you can travel back in time during the gold rush. You’ll also love the Johannesburg Planetarium too.
Enjoy a break from the city life of Johannesburg as well with a lovely picnic at the gorgeous Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. Feel the thrill when you watch the South African Lipizzaners ride their horses. Spend some quality time with lion cubs at the Lion Park. Stop by the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve and the Montecasino Bird Gardens too.
Do you want to go shopping next? Shopping centres are all over Johannesburg like the massive Cresta in the North. Check out the shops at Fourways Crossing, Rosebank Mall, the Rosebank Art and Craft Market, and the award-winning Neighbourgoods Market that are open during the weekends.
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When to visit Johannesburg
This African city is a great destination year-round. For cool but dry weather, the best time to visit Johannesburg is during the peak season of June to August. To avoid the crowd, plan your trip during the shoulder months of March to May. And to save more dollars on airfare, book your flights for October to November, when it’s the cheapest time to fly to Johannesburg.
Australian citizens like you can fly to South Africa and travel to Johannesburg visa-free for up to 90 days. But your passport should be valid for no less than 30 days after the end your intended stay and has at least two completely blank pages. Just visit Smartraveller for more info.
Travelling to and around Johannesburg
You’ll be welcomed in Johannesburg through the O.R. Tambo International Airport, where you can reach the city by taxi, bus, train, or limo service. Start exploring Johannesburg by riding the minibus taxis, metered taxis, bus, metro railway, tuk-tuks, hop-on hop-off bus, Guatrain, and ride sharing apps like Uber.
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