Upon arrival at Johannesburg Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore South Africa's largest city. If time permits consider booking a half day city tour.
Johannesburg originally was farm land in an area known as The Witwatersrand, named after the white water springs in the area. When George Harrison, an Australian prospector, came pioneering, the mineral wealth of the Witwatersrand wasnâ€™t known and in 1886, after George had sold his gold claim for just Â£10, Johannesburg was born. And while the gold mines are now on the outskirts of the city itself, it is money that drives this vibrant city, which is widely accepted to be the economic powerhouse of Africa. There are many things to see and do in Johannesburg and no trip would be complete without a visit to Soweto, the site of the 1976 uprising, which started the path to democracy. Soweto today is a lively and metropolitan township.