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One night in Johannesburg

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One night in Johannesburg

Hi all, my husband and I will be arriving in Joburg at 1pm sometime in July, and our flight home is at 1pm the next day.

We have effectively one full day. Any suggestions on how best to spend it? I would think the hop on hop off bus is a good idea, but other than that, am pretty clueless. Where should we stay as well? Considering that it is just for a night.


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1. Re: One night in Johannesburg

If you are landing at 13.00 then you would need to add on another hour to get through customs, collect your luggage and check into your hotel. So that doesn't leave a lot of time for you to do a lot that afternoon. Same thing the next morning. If you are flying out at 13.00 you will need to allow time to get through the traffic to the airport and to check in two hours before. July is the middle of our winter and it will get dark at around 5.30 or so, so I'm not sure if the hop on hop off bus would be an option on that afternoon. Otherwise you could stay somewhere like Rosebank or Sandton and have a nice dinner. Or perhaps at one of the monte casino hotels in Fourways. There is an entertainment complex there with theatres, cinemas, restaurants, bars, etc as well as the casino with slots.

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2. Re: One night in Johannesburg

When I was researching tour guides to Soweto and various other spots, I noticed many of them have the option of picking you up at the airport (or dropping you off there). I think Themba tours had something like that. Sort of a "custom" city tour, basically. We ended up booking with CashanAfrica and I think he can also p/u at airport, though we are getting picked up at hotel. Both come highly recommended on Tripadvisor.

Your issue may be that most places may be closed by the time you can get there. You might be able to something the next morning from, say 8 AM- 11 AM and get dropped off at airport.

Edited: 19 May 2014, 00:41
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3. Re: One night in Johannesburg

There is a restaurante near the airport that it is amazing ! The name is Tribes!

Go there

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