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Introducing Johannesburg


When precious gold mines were discovered beneath South African soil in the 19th century, the city of Johannesburg welcomed fortune hunters from around the world, and began to develop as a result. Today, its beauty and historic heritage mean it's now one of the most popular destinations in the world. As you explore the city, you'll be sure to come across the MuseuMAfricA, where you can discover all there is to know about Johannesburg's history. Here, with the Sound of the City exhibition, you're bound to leave tapping your feet to infectious African rhythms. The Johannesburg Planetarium will leave you with a fascination about the planets and space you never knew you had, while the views from the 50th floor of the Carlton Center will make you feel like you're looking down at the city from the heavens themselves. One of the stars of the continent, Johannesburg will show you a different side of Africa.

Johannesburg is known for:


History and Art Entertainment and Shopping Nature and Wildlife

Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Roodepoort (31 km)
Alberton (20 km)
Boksburg (27 km)
CURRENCY
South African Rand (ZAR)

COUNTRY CODE
+27

ELECTRIC POWER
M

TIME ZONE
GMT +2

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
€1.55

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL
€33.94

Average Temperature

Johannesburg airport information

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

You can make the 33 km journey between Johannesburg Airport (JNB) and the city center by bus or train. The Gautrain is an express train running to the city, or there are airport buses available. These buses leave from the bus stops in outside the airport terminals. Hotels generally also provide a shuttle service.

Average time from airport: 46 minutes

Distance from airport: 33 km

TAXI:

To get to the city center from Johannesburg Airport by taxi, you'll have to go to the taxi stands outside A Terminal. The journey will last about 35 minutes and will cost between 30 and 35 euros.

Average taxi price: 30-35 euros

CAR RENTAL:

Miles & Smiles members earn 100 Miles per day, up to maximum 1000 Miles. What’s more, rentals made through the website for 1 or 2 days earn an extra 250 Miles, while rentals for 3 or more days earn an extra 500 Miles.

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