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Get to Know Johannesburg

Built upon the world’s wealthiest gold deposits, Johannesburg is the capital of Gauteng (the largest and wealthiest urban conglomeration in sub-Saharan Africa) and the busiest air gateway to the region

Johannesburg is most often visited as a gateway to places such as the Kruger National Park, and Pilanesberg and Madikwe game reserves. But despite its (justified) reputation as brash modern city and hotbed of crime, it has much to offer visitors. A highlight for many, situated a short drive west of the city centre, is the sprawling Cradle of Humankind. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has yielded some of the world’s most important hominid remains, and several of the key fossil sites are open to visitors. Its centrepiece, however, is the award-winning Maropeng Visitors Centre, an innovative child-friendly installation that must surely qualify as the country’s least-stuffy museum.

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Why Johannesburg?

  • The economic powerhouse that drives the entire southern African region & 30minutes by road from the Cradle of Humankind UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • A wealth of sites associated with Nelson Mandela and the struggle against apartheid
  • A short drive from OR Tambo International Airport
  • One of the world’s most agreeable climates

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FAQs about Johannesburg

  • Most lodges and hotels will have safes for your valuables either in your room or at the reception.
  • The local currency is the South African Rand (ZAR). There are numerous currency exchange outlets and the main credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Diners) are normally accepted everywhere.
  • Most petrol stations and toll roads take credit cards, but always have a small amount of cash on you for tips etc. Numerous ATMs can be found in all the big towns.
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