Cheap flights to Johannesburg
FlySafair offers cheap flights to Johannesburg from all major cities in South Africa including Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, George and East London. We operate most flights out of O.R. Tambo International Airport, but also offer flights to Cape Town and George from Lanseria International Airport.
Our flight schedules tend to fill up more in the popular summer months when we increase our frequency of flights into and out of Johannesburg. Click here for a full view of our schedule.
The largest city in South Africa, Johannesburg forms the major economic hub of the country. Established around the gold mining rush of the 1880s, Johannesburg fast grew into the country’s biggest city. Interesting Johannesburg is the world’s largest city not built around a natural water source such as a river or coastline. Another fascinating fact about Johannesburg is that it is also the world’s biggest man-made forest. With over 10 million trees planted fairly densely, the city actually classifies as a forest. These trees work to combat the greenhouse effect and help to reduce the noise in this urban jungle, while providing home to a very healthy birdlife population.
Things to do in Johannesburg
Being a large and active city, Johannesburg is simply bursting with great things to do. Beyond the spoils of city life also lies the opportunity to get out into the great South African bushveld to explore the Highveld. Here’s a list of a few great things to do in Jozi:
- Visit the Maboneng Precinct for shopping and restaurants
- Check out the constitutional court of the country at Constitution Hill
- Catch a show at the Market Theatre
- Visit the Johannesburg Zoo
- Relax in the beautiful Emmarentia Park
- Visit the Braamfontein Neighbour Goods Market
- Shop designer brands in Sandton City Mall
- Learn about South African history at the Apartheid Museum
- Explore the history of icon Nelson Mandela with visits to Vilakazi Street and Liliesleaf Farm
- Head out of town to the Pilanesburg Nature Reserve
- Visit the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria
- Explore trendy 27 Boxes in Melville
- Catch a game at the FNB Stadium or Ellis Park Stadium
- Check out the SAB World of Beer
Places to stay in Johannesburg
Johannesburg offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit all personalities and budgets. Customers who book cheap flights to Johannesburg with FlySafair are also able to get great accommodation rates through our hotel partner Booking.com. Click here to see the availabilities in Johannesburg or in nearby Pretoria.
Getting around Johannesburg
Johannesburg is a big sprawling city and probably the best way to get around would be to rent a car. This will also allow visitors the freedom to escape the city and head into the bushveld. Customers who book cheap flights to Johannesburg with FlySafair are also able to secure a 15% discount on car rental with our partners at First Car Rental while making a flight reservation.
There is also a well-established public transport system in the city including the Gautrain which connects Sandton and central Johannesburg to Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport. The ReyaVaya Bus network also connects the city and there is a well-established network of taxis, including Uber, across the city.
Situated on the highland at a fairly high altitude, Johannesburg enjoys a subtropical highland climate.
Summers start in late October, early November and stretch into March and April. Warm days are accompanied by dramatic afternoon thunderstorms that bring loads of rain keeping the area green and lush. The winters are dry and cold, but Johannesburg is known for great winter sunshine, which does tend to warm up the days. June, July and August are generally the coldest months.