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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 wasn’t known and in 1886, after George had sold his gold claim for just £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.

Johannesburg has always attracted diverse people and celebrated its centenary in 1996, twenty years after the students’ uprising in Soweto (1976) which marked the turning point in South African history. After the youth uprising 1976, the socio-political scenario changed completely.

Johannesburg is on the brink of becoming a truly cosmopolitan African city. While most business moved to the northern suburbs from the Central Business District in the 80s and 90s, the inner city is slowly reviving and within a few years it\'s likely to be a thriving urban environment being regenerated. The Newtown District, with the Market Theatre, Museum Afrika and the newly constructed Nelson Mandela Bridge are all at the forefront of the regeneration.

Johannesburg cannot be mentioned without reference to Soweto, the site of violent riots in 1976, which started the path to democracy. Soweto today is a lively and metropolitan township.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Johannesburg, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to South Africa

Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe & Zambia | Africa
Falls to Jo'burg
12 days FROM $889

Kicking off at the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and travelling through to South Africa's world famous Kruger National Park, taking in the best of Botswana along the way.

Inhambane Beach | Mozambique | Africa
Wildlife Beach & Falls
15 days FROM $1,749

Starting in Johannesburg, go on the hunt for the Big Five in Kruger and Hwange National Park, relax on the stunning beaches of Mozambique, get up close and personal with the animal residents of Gweru's Antelope Park and finish your adventure at the magnificent Victoria Falls.

Rhinos | Africa Safaris | Africa
Southern Circuit
23 days FROM $1,589

Starting and ending in Johannesburg, explore Kruger - South Africa's flagship game park, marvel at the Blyde River Canyon and Victoria Falls, spot the black and white rhinos of Matobo National Park in Zimbabwe and the elephants in Chobe and opt to experience the spectacular Okavango Delta aboard a mokoro.

Fish River Canyon | Namibia | Africa
Cheetahs, Canyons & Coast
33 days FROM $2,189

Discover the best of Southern Africa with this epic trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Journey through the Kruger and South Africa's canyons and wine regions, encounter the elephants of Botswana's Chobe National Park, get up close and personal with Namibia's cheetahs and explore Zimbabwe's medieval cities.

Sossusvlei | Namibia | Africa
Safari in the South
36 days FROM $2,489

Starting with a safari in the famous Kruger National Park, this incredible journey takes you to the stunning beaches and reefs of Mozambique, through African bushveld and desolate deserts, ending in Cape Town. Go wild in Hwange, Chobe and Etosha National Parks, scale the Sossusvlei Dunes and experience fascinating cultures on this 36 day adventure through Southern Africa.

Monkey Bay | Lake Malawi | Africa
Sun, Sea, Safari
30 days FROM $2,889

Experience the diversity of Africa on a journey encompassing premier game reserves and idyllic beaches. From Johannesburg we explore Kruger, discover Mozambique's spectacular coast and coral reefs, enjoy game spotting in Hwange and Chobe, visit the mighty Victoria Falls and picturesque Lake Malawi, before ending on the tropical shores of Zanzibar.

Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | Africa
Down Africa Way
33 days FROM $2,489

Enjoy a real African adventure, from Nairobi to Johannesburg. Check out some of Africa's greatest game parks, idle about on the tropical island of Zanzibar, relax on the shores of Lake Malawi and enjoy the rush at Victoria Falls.

Baboon and baby | African Safaris | Africa
The Big Overlander
47 days FROM $3,889

Experience the contrasts and raw appeal of this majestic continent up close and personal. Visiting eight countries, spot wildlife in Africa's best game parks, trek for gorilla in Uganda, relax and unwind on Zanzibar and soak up the incredible sights!

Giraffe and zebras | African Safaris | Africa
Absolute Africa
50 days FROM $4,489

From Johannesburg to Nairobi, travel through nine of Africa's most diverse countries. Trek in search of gorillas, spot the Big Five in premier game parks, visit deep crater lakes and the spectacular Victoria Falls, discover Mozambique's colourful coral reefs and kick back on idyllic beaches.

Lions | Kruger National Park | South Africa
Kruger Wildlife Experience
4 days FROM $1,229

Visit South Africa's foremost game park, offering the greatest variety of wildlife in Africa. Lion, elephant, leopard, cheetah, giraffe are all present, as are a profusion of herbivores. Let Kruger captivate you!

Leopard | African Safaris | Africa
Kruger and Mozambique
10 Days FROM $5,289

Combine South Africa's biggest National Park with a few days of relaxation at the beach in Mozambique. Spend your days searching for the Big Five and sunbathing on some of Africa's most beautiful beaches!

Drakensburg Mountains | South Africa | Africa
World in One Country
20 days FROM $3,949

The South African safari that has it all! Exciting wildlife, breathtaking scenery and insights into culture and history. Travel from Jo'burg to Kruger National Park, through the Kingdom of Swaziland and onto Zululand. Hike in the Drakensberg Mountains and go pony trekking in Lesotho. Journey south through Addo Elephant Park with wonderful game viewing and the lush Tsitsikamma Forest. Before reaching Cape Town, visit Oudtshoorn's Cango Caves and go wine tasting in Stellenbosch.

Tailormade Holidays to Johannesburg

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in South Africa — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Johannesburg.

Airport Grand Hotel , Johannesburg
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Airport Grand is a modern and very comfortable. The rooms are spacious and there are non smoking rooms and wheelchair accessible rooms available. The hotel offers easy access to the entertainment, dining and retail options available at a number of shopping centres in the area.

City Lodge Bryanston, Johannesburg
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

City Lodge Bryanston is built on the site of an old nursery, with a well manicured garden and sparkling swimming pool. The rooms are spacious and have good facilities.

Michelangelo Hotel, Johannesburg
Our Category: Lavish   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

The Michaelangelo has Renaissance architecture as well as the service excellence and world-class facilities on offer. The rooms are elegant and spacious, making for a very comfortable stay.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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