O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)

South Africa’s second-largest city, Johannesburg or “Joburg,” is an ideal springboard for exploring the wildlife reserves beyond its borders. Once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, this sprawling, energized metropolis transformed from a gold-mining settlement to South Africa’s economic hub. With a remarkable history, more than 40 art museums and a host of nightlife hotspots, this exhilarating town has everything you need for an enjoyable visit.

Try Some Bustling City Life

An urban playground, Johannesburg offers a vibrant cultural and entertainment scene. There’s plenty to enjoy: follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest freedom icons in modern history, such as Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo and Mahatma Gandhi, spend an afternoon at a museum or a night on the town.

There are numerous museums and sites of interest located around Johannesburg and in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. If you are interested in culture and natural history, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Maropeng Visitor Centre in the Cradle of Humankind, within easy distance of Johannesburg and Pretoria. It is exceptionally rich in fossils of hominids — the early ancestors of humans.

Nearby, there are a number of great natural attractions, like the Dinokeng Game Reserve, Gauteng’s only Big Five nature reserve; the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens; and the Magaliesberg Mountains.

Plan Your South African Getaway

Accommodations in Johannesburg are as diverse as the city itself, and catered toward any taste. Stay in traditional hotels or recognized international chains. Whether you're taking off on a safari, or planning an exciting stay in the global city, Delta Vacations offers you the benefits, flexibility and service to make your getaway a unique and unforgettable experience.

Round-trip transfers from the airport to your hotel are optional for purchase with your package. Bundle and book an exciting vacation to Johannesburg, then add a city or cultural tour to your package.