Johannesburg & Beyond

Johannesburg is one of the most vibrant of Africa’s bustling cities. Many visiting the city do so for a couple of days, enjoying rooftop bars, the restaurants and to soak up South Africa’s past, before heading out to the surrounding game reserves.


What you’ll love most about Johannesburg & beyond

  • Spending a few days in Johannesburg will afford you time to explore the markets and shopping malls, the Apartheid and Mandela Museums and Constitution Hill
  • Johannesburg has lively nightlife hotspots spread throughout the city. You’ll find a wide choice of hipster bars and dance clubs here. Most of the best rooftop bars you’ll find in the Sandton district
  • Pretoria is less than an hour’s drive – or 35 minute train ride from Johannesburg. The city is worth a visit while en-route north to one of the game reserves, especially for large parks and gardens
  • There are so many game reserves within four hours or so from Johannesburg. If you’re heading to the region for a safari, you’ll find Madikwe, Pilanesberg, Welgevonden, Mabula and Dinokeng Game Reserves just a car journey away, with the latter closest – just 30 minutes north of Pretoria and around an hour from Johannesburg
  • Why not combine exploring Johannesburg and its surrounding safari reserves with a stay in coastal Cape Town, providing you with the opportunity to see Hermanus, delightful vineyards and to follow the Garden Route. A flight from Jo’burg to Cape Town takes just a couple of hours
  • If you’re the adventurous type, you could make the journey from Johannesburg to Cape Town by road and build your own epic itinerary to take in Drakensburg, KwaZulu-Natal and the rugged Coffee Bay, the beaches of Chintsa and Addo Elephant Park near Port Elizabeth
  • Family of elephants in Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa

  • Zebra at Mziki Private Game Reserve

  • View from Union Buildings Park of Pretoria Downtown

  • Waterfall at Walter Sissulu Botanical Garden, Johannesburg

  • Weaver bird busy building its nest in Dinokeng Game Reserve

  • Giraffe in Mabula Game Reserve, South Africa

  • Street in Pretoria lined with jacaranda trees

  • Pearl-spotted owlet in Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa

  • Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, South Africa

  • Johannesburg skyline

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 26℃
  • 24℃
  • 21℃
  • 20℃
  • 17℃
  • 17℃
  • 20℃
  • 24℃
  • 25℃
  • 25℃
  • 26℃
  • 11
  • 8
  • 9
  • 5
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 7
  • 10
  • 10

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.













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