Johannesburg Vacation Packages
Africa's economic hub and largest city, Johannesburg is a sprawling metropolis that features turbulent history, the world's deepest goldmines, a rainbow diversity of inhabitants and gateway to spectacular wildlife encounters and unspoiled natural beauty.
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- Johannesburg Botanical Gardens Slide 1 of 3: The Botanical Gardens include an alpine glasshouse, herb garden and large formal rose garden with more than 4.500 varieties.
- Gold Reef City Slide 2 of 3: Located in central Johannesburg, this historic adventure park combines old-world atmosphere with some of the wildest rides south of the equator.
- Johannesburg Slide 3 of 3: Famously known as the City of Gold because of its beginning as a gold-mining town, Joburg is also the gateway to exciting African safaris.
An urban playground, Johannesburg offers a vibrant cultural and entertainment scene. Follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest freedom icons in modern history, such as Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo and Mahatma Gandhi. There are numerous museums and sites of interest located around Johannesburg, 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. Add an extra bit of adventure to your trip by purchasing a Johannesburg City Tour, Lesedi Cultural Tour or a Soweto Tour.
Find some of the best local designers at Milpark, browse Afro-chic housewares in Parkhurts, or visit the rooftop market to explore more than 120 stylish stores filled with music, books, head-turning fashions and African crafts at Rosebank Mall. Other major shopping areas include Nelson Mandela Square and the Sandton City Hall.
Johannesburg offers eclectic dining, representing just about every national cuisine, including the rainbow cuisine inherited from blending the authentic cookery of South Africa with European colonial dishes. The Sandton area is paved edge-to-edge with top-class hotels, featuring very good restaurants. The Parkhurst neighborhood has been a dining hotspot for years. Locals flock to 4th Avenue for its sidewalk eateries. Melrose Arch gathers an enclave of restaurants in a cobblestone quarter. Parktown North offers several good places to eat, and Fordsburg is one of those neighborhoods where you can't go wrong, as far as dining choices go.
Delta Vacations packages include round-trip airfare aboard Delta to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB). Round-trip transfers between the airport and your hotel are available for purchase. The Gautrain Rapid Rail can also provide quick and easy access between the airport and city.