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City breaks Johannesburg

Johannesburg has a certain dichotomy about it – on the one hand it is all about gold and glamour yet it still retains the feel of a frontier town pulsating with life and a willingness to push onwards and upwards all the time.

You might find a city trip in Johannesburg add a certain edge to any thing you do or experience. So join all the others who flew here to gain knowledge and have a good time on your city break to Johannesburg.

Types of city breaks

For historical city breaks to Johannesburg, visit the Cradle of Humankind, possibly one of the most important World Heritage Sites where a rich fossil bed has led to discoveries about the history of evolution. In 1936, the first adult skull of an ape-man was found, believed to be roughly 2.5 million years old.


If you want a fascinating insight into apartheid visit Soweto; the township where the last phase of the resistance against apartheid began. For this city trip, officials advise you to visit on an approved tour and to never consider venturing into Soweto on your own.


Johannesburg is very welcoming and ideal if you have children with you. Just five miles south of Johannesburg is Gold Reef City, a reconstruction of Johannesburg as it was in the 1890s. It is a theme park built around a gold mine complete with fairground rides, traditional dances, an interactive tour about the old mining town and the only place in the country where you can see gold being poured.


For other sights to see on your city break to Johannesburg, visit the great museum called MuseuMAfrica with local history, rock art, photographs and a geological section containing some amazing crystals.

If you cannot get on safari while on one of the city breaks, Johannesburg has another option in the form of the zoo. It might not be quite the same as seeing the animals in the wild but there are 300 species here and the focus is on conservation and scientific research.

If you enjoy a drink or two, take a tour of the SAB World of Beer where you can see the brewing process. SAB (South African Breweries) is the largest brewer in the world by volume and you get to have a taste at the end.

Go to Johannesburg

There is so much to do and see on a city break to Johannesburg that you will probably find yourself returning to experience more. Use BudgetAir for all your city breaks to Johannesburg, from bargain flights to accommodation and car hire. It is so simple with BudgetAir – all you need to do is pinpoint when you want to take your city break to Johannesburg, type in your requirements and BudgetAir will supply you with a list of available flights at all prices. Go on, Johannesburg is waiting for you.

*Return fares per person, including taxes, excluding a C$ 9.99 booking fee.

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