Glorious Johannesburg

South Africa’s largest city and economic powerhouse has changed a lot since the soul-poet Gil Scot Heron sang this anti-apartheid anthem in 1976. Now even the infamous township of Soweto is considered a desirable place to live. Gourmets take note: Johannesburg is birthing a food culture that rivals neighboring Cape Town. Pop into the glorious Neighborhoods Market for a slow brunch over a craft beer before picking up some fair-trade goodies. Contemporary African art thrives in nighttime Johannesburg, as does jazz and café culture in enclaves – tucked between and beyond the high-rise glass palaces and luxury residential buildings of downtown. And Johannesburg’s cocktail bars are as much testaments to renaissance of this city as its museums – enjoy a Cape Flat Colada over a kwalto beat, African house music, for a quintessential 'Rainbow Nation' moment.

Weather (average)

Temperature - 14-26 °F

Dry days - 13

Rainfall - 144 mm


Population - 957 K

Local time - UTC

Currency - S.A. Rand

Popular flights

United Airlines

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Qatar Airways

People visiting Johannesburg, also love visiting Cape Town, Durban and Lanseria.