Cheap flights to Johannesburg

You haven’t experienced South Africa unless you’ve pulled up stumps for a few days in Johannesburg. A microcosm of Africa and its fastest growing city, Johannesburg is affectionately known as 'Jo'burg' or 'Jozi' to those who have had the pleasure of experiencing its frenetic pace. Hit the upbeat dining and nightlife scene of Johannesburg’s cultural district of Newtown but don’t forget to take a moment to pay respect to the country’s struggles at the Apartheid Museum while you’re there. A trip to Jo'burg is an unsurpassed African cultural encounter and important and inspiring history lesson all rolled into one, and we've got cheap flights to Johannesburg to get you there. Students, teachers and those aged under 26 can score even more savings with our exclusive Black Market Flights fares.

Flights from Australia to Johannesburg touch down 24 kilometres from the heart of the city at O.R Tambo International Airport (JNB) located in Kempton Park in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. The airport is named after former African National Congress president Oliver Tambo, a prominent anti-apartheid politician. A hotel shuttle is your best bet to link up with your Johannesburg accommodation provider from here, but other transport options include a taxi or private shuttle bus.

Johannesburg Flights

Flights from Australia to Johannesburg are most likely South African Airways flights, the country’s national airline and a Star Alliance member – a badge reserved for the most respected airlines in the world. Flights usually depart from Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. A Sydney to Johannesburg flight takes approximately 20 hours, and stopovers are often in Perth or Singapore. South African Airways is a full-service airline with scrumptious meals and snacks and in-flight entertainment options. For flight-specific services, check out our airline guide.

Airlines that fly to Johannesburg

Major airlines that fly from Australia to Johannesburg:

Johannesburg Holiday Packages

A guided tour of Johannesburg will be your best bet to guarantee you experience the full gamut of the city’s offerings, and holiday packages have been better refined since the city hosted the World Cup in 2010. Arranged tours from Johannesburg often include safari experiences in Kruger National Park – South Africa’s flagship reserve, where it’s not unusual to come face to face with all of the Big 5 animals of the world. Tours within the city itself can be organised as authentic and tailor-made, with plenty of formal and informal options on offer. At Student Flights, our travel consultants can arrange the best add-ons with personalised packages and holiday specials from free hotel nights to complimentary breakfasts and tours, our Johannesburg holiday packages will fulfil your once-in-a-lifetime South Africa holiday experience agenda.

About Johannesburg

Johannesburg is a city steeped in legend and history, and if you’ve got images of yourself lazing with lions and tracking cheetahs on a once-in-a-lifetime safari, this is the city to do it. Pay tribute to the late Nelson Mandela with a trip to the must-see Constitution Hill, Mandela House Museum and the Nelson Mandela Bridge. Other top sights include Mary Fitzgerald Square, the Carlton Center and a trip through the streets of Soweto, home to some of Africa’s richest and poorest and the site of the tragic Soweto uprising of 1976. Despite the ruggedness of the South African landscape that surrounds it, accommodation in Jo'burg can be 5-star, and there are plenty of backpacker lodges and hostels to rest your weary bones before you set off the stalk a leopard. The city of Johannesburg offers up a cultural vibrancy and historical intensity you just can’t get anywhere else in the world. With a burgeoning shopping and dining scene, the glamorous and outlandish unite in Africa’s economic heart of Johannesburg and one thing is for sure – the experience is well worth the effort.

Watch the future of South Africa unfold before you with a tour of Johannesburg. Check out our picks of the best things to see and do in Jozi . We can help you to plan what to do and see and where to eat and play while you visit South Africa’s largest and most vibrant city of Johannesburg.

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