Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa, is the transit point for safaris in Kruger National Park, but the city holds a lot of appeal of its own. Find great hotel deals in Johannesburg and explore excellent museums, family-friendly parks, and an urban landscape enhanced by some six million trees. Johannesburg flights are your ticket to a modern African city with an intriguing heritage and still-wild surroundings.
Make Museum Africa one of your first stops in Johannesburg to gain an appreciation of the political and cultural heritage of the city. Learn about life in the region, from Iron Age communities through apartheid to the present day. Learn about the life and legacy of Johannesburg's most-famous son, Nelson Mandela, at the Mandela House in Soweto. The former South African president and his family lived at the home from 1946, and it became a museum dedicated to his story in 2009. The Apartheid Museum reveals more of South Africa's turbulent history. Visiting with kids? Spend a day at Gold Reef City, minutes by car from most hotels in Johannesburg. It has high-speed thrill rides, rides for smaller children, and a tour that takes you deep underground to learn about the region's gold mining heritage. See the wild side of the city at its popular zoo, or take a 45-minute drive to Krugersdorp Nature Reserve for a safari experience, and easy distance from Johannesburg hotels.
A cosmopolitan and multicultural city, Johannesburg offers dining options from trendy cafes to chic restaurants run by award-winning chefs. For fancier fare, your best options are the affluent neighborhoods of Sandton and Melville, or you could explore restaurants along Seventh Avenue to taste local specialties. South African cuisine is heavily influenced by Indian cuisine, and samosas are a ubiquitous favorite. Be sure to try boerewors, a spicy beef or lamb sausage, and snack on biltong, South African jerky.
Travelocity's vacation bundles to Johannesburg are a great deal—you could save up to $537 when you book your hotel and flight at the same time.