Johannesburg/South Africa Advice and tips.

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1. Posted by emfitz (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi there,

I am posting this as I am completely clueless on what Jo'burg or South Africa has to offer. This is because i originally wanted to go to South America on my way home from Sydney but my flights wont allow me, so now we fly to Jo'burg instead...

Can anyone tell me is this a good holiday destination for 2weeks say. We'd be interested in doing a Safari and lots of sightseeing!! Are Internal flights cheap, would say Cape town or Kenya be a better destination. Its such a massive country It's hard to decide where to go.

If anyone has any advice on good spots it would be greatly appreciated..


2. Posted by patdoody (Budding Member 45 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


I've been to SA twice and just thought i'd share a few things with you. While there isn't a whole lot to keep you in Joburg ,it does make a great starting point for a 2 wk trip. I hired a car both times, very easy to drive there, and relatively cheap.. The mighty Kruger Park is only about400 km away,with its many safari camps, ranging from ludicrously expensive to the inexpensive state run camps, but it's a fabulous place.

You could spend months here, but 3-5 days would be good. After that ,you could go through Swaziland to St Lucia Wetlands and then on through the Drakensbergs, very doable in 2 wks,


3. Posted by Tar2Gravel (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Em
So glad I stumbled upon your post. If you want to see South Africa you are speaking to the right person now. Let me know what you are interested in seeing and I can see if I can give you some ideas.

4. Posted by KellySam (Inactive 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


Although Johannesburg does not offer a lot of natural sight seeing such as animals, there are a lot of other places you can visit to see the wonderful nature of South Africa. Mostly in Limpopo province which a 4 hour drive out of Johannesburg. There you can visit The Kruger National Park, Moholoholo, see cheetah's at Kapama Cheetah, Klaserie Falls and Modjadji cycads. The list is endless. South Africa is totally magnificent!

5. Posted by Anja Fourie (Full Member 9 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

We do have cheap internal flights with Kulula, 1time and Mango Airline. South African Airlines is the most expensive of our airlines.
Also, Kenya is far from Johannesburg. And I'm not sure how the visa for another country would work. Cape Town is about two hours from Joburg by aeroplane. (It's about a 12 hour drive).