Johannesburg is the financial capital of South Africa but is also home to many museums, art galleries, parks, restaurants and a good nightlife. Pretoria is the country’s capital city, and a great place to wander round and find out more about South Africa’s history and culture.
Reasons to visit Johannesburg and Pretoria include:
The weather in this region is generally sunny, though afternoon storms are not uncommon in the hot summer months, with rainfall at its peak in December and January. Winter evenings (June – August) can be chilly, but the daytime temperatures will be mild.
Comfortable accommodation and good service in a peaceful setting just 10kms from Johannesburg Airport.
Enjoy the perfect combination of luxury, privacy and location at this beautiful Tuscan style guesthouse.
A traditional guesthouse in a pleasant northern suburb of Johannesburg. Convenient for shops, restaurants, galleries and museums.
Named after the waterfalls that are found throughout the property, Cascades offers peace and tranquility amidst a host of activities.
Time: GMT +2 hours
There are daily flights from Europe to Johannesburg (about 10 ½ hours direct) and Cape Town (about 11 hours). There is also a good network of domestic flights connecting all main towns.
Language: English is South Africa's main administrative language and is widely spoken. There are also 11 official tribal languages.
Visas are not required for British passport holders.
No vaccinations are compulsory. Malaria is found in certain areas (mainly Kruger and the east coast towards Mozambique), but not throughout the country.