Those visitors looking to spend their holidays in Johannesburg will find a wide choice of self catering accommodation in the form of villas and apartments. This holiday accommodation is mainly to be found towards the central areas of Johannesburg, which is the largest city in South Africa. From here you may explore the wealth of activities travellers would expect to find in this major international city.
There are a number of activities available for visitors spending their holidays in Johannesburg. As would be expected from such a major cosmopolitan city there are a number of art museums and galleries, including the Johannesburg Art Gallery and the Museum Africa, where the history of the city and rock art exhibits are displayed. Johannesburg is often referred to as one of the greenest cities in the world, with its large number of vast, well maintained city parks and open spaces. For those wishing to partake in a spot of retail therapy during their holiday in Johannesburg will no doubt be drawn to the shopping centres in Hyde Park and Sandton City.
Many travellers spending their holidays in Johannesburg will be looking to venture beyond the city limits to such attractions as the Cradle of Humankind, some 16 miles from the city. This UNESCO World Heritage site boasts a maze of limestone caves and a wealth of fossils, millions of years old. The Lesedi Cultural Village, and Hartbeespoort Dam are other popular attractions. Although Johannesburg Zoo boast one of the largest collections of captive animals in Africa, many people spending their holidays in Johannesburg may be looking to view these animals in their natural environment on an organised safari to one of the many game parks outside of the city.
Visitors looking to enjoy their holidays in Johannesburg will be happy to discover that the city enjoys what is described as a subtropical highland climate. Summer temperatures in Johannesburg can reach up to 35 degrees Celsius in January. Winter temperatures may often drop below 4 degrees Celsius. This is due to the city‘s high altitude and there may even be a possibility of frost or even snow at night in the Southern Hemisphere winter. Johannesburg experiences an average annual rainfall of around 28 inches.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Johannesburg will expect to fly to OR Tambo International Airport. There are a number of airlines offering regular and affordable flights to OR Tambo International Airport (JNB), including British Airways, South African Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Flights depart from such UK airports as London Heathrow (LHR), Edinburgh (EDI), Belfast (BFS) and Manchester (MAN).