Johannesburg famous with name-- Jo’burg is the largest city in South Africa by population. Located in wealthiest province, Gauteng, Jo’burg has great economy than to any other metropolitan city in region. . This city is famous for gold and diamond trade at large scale. With its balmy weather Jo’burg is one of the favorite tourists’ destinations in Africa.
Johannesburg undergoes subtropical highland climate, due to its location on Highveld plateau. From October to April, city enjoys summers with 25.6 °C temperature at maximum. Winter season (May to September) is very diverse in this city, with mild days and cold nights. Minimum temperature in winter season is 4.1 °C, which drops to below freezing at times. But overall, winter is the sunniest and pleasant season, perfect to visit this amazing city
Airport and airlines
There are many airlines, connecting Johannesburg to the UK and finding cheap flights to this amazing city is easy. Airlines connecting the UK to this South African city include British Airways, Emirates, KLM, Etihad Airways, Air France, Swiss Air and many more. Johannesburg is served by the Oliver Tambo International Airport, otherwise known as the Johannesburg OT International Airport which is the gateway to the heaven of exotic plantations and wildlife. Attractions
Take a review of what you can explore in Johannesburg;
• Gold Reef City
Still curious how metal is processed and turn into precious metal—gold. Visit to city of gold will satisfy your curiosity adjoining the park named after discoverer. This theme park is built to celebrate the golden past of Africa, when world rushed here in quest of gold.
• Apartheid Museum
Museum provides in insight of city’s history. Apartheid Museum does the same but in enthralling manner.
• Carlton Centre Observation Deck
Climb on this dominant skyscraper and enjoy the amazing view of city’s stunning landscaping.
• Johannesburg Art Gallery
This gallery is an important place on cultural and historical fabric of Africa; displaying work of masters like Picasso, Rodin and Pissarro to local artisan’s alike.
• Johannesburg Zoo
Stretched at 54 hectare, having 3,000 animals; Johannesburg Zoo is one of the finest places to visit in town.
• Flea Markets
Johannesburg has plenty of flea markets, which not only serve the purpose of selling and buying, but, provide an ample view to city’s cultural and social life.
Johannesburg is in no shortage of best places for your culinary delight. From Italian pasta to Indian cuisine, range of fine restaurants and bistros in this city certainly, will make your vacation tremendous yet delicious.
• Linger Longer
Designed in an old house in Wierda Valley, Linger Longer is aptly one of super classic restaurants, with hospitable staff, having business clientele at most. Porcini mushroom in olive oil and fresh basil or Walter's Foie Gras, can be your pick here.
This top corporate dining spot is a best place to dine out, if you are on business trip of sort in Johannesburg. You may catch the glimpse of some celebrity dining –out at few yards distance.
• The Attic
Set up in Parkhurst district; this bustling restaurant was outfitted with notion to provide warm-welcoming and relaxed environment to its clients. Asian and French cuisines are served here to vegetarian at priority.
• The Orient
If you want to sway away your lazy afternoon then the exotic taste of Thai chicken curry or bit of Sushi can serve you best at this stylish eatery at Melrose Arch.
• Turn N' Tender
Greet Meet with Great Meat in friendly atmosphere under lovely ambience, with friends you are most comfortable with.
Zietsies is all about like fine dining at friend’s place while enjoying lovely vista of Jo’burg. But make your reservation in advance, even at friend’s house… to be served at best.
Johannesburg is no doubt a shopper’s paradise, where you can dwell to shop till drop. From state-of-the-art shopping malls to bustling Sunday markets, this city is in abundance of goods at your preferable rates. But most recommended place to shop in open area is none other than Rosebank Mall. This mall is crammed with everything that can be needed to live with chic luxury. But if you want to get African crafts as souvenir of trip, African Craft Market is a place to consult with. Some famous malls in Jo’burg are:
• Brightwater Commons, Randburg
• Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton
• Eastgate, Bedfordview
• Fourways Mall, Fourways
• Killarney Mall, Killarney
• Cresta Shopping Centre, Northcliff
• Melrose Arch
• Montecasino, Fourways
More than 20 malls aren’t enough to practice your shopping therapy?