Holidaying in Johannesburg provides the perfect fusion between European comfort and African adventure, allowing you to visit game reserves during the day and have fabulous dining experiences at night and enjoying cheap flights Johannesburg to London. During the day, visit The Lion Park, which provides only gates between the herbivorous and the carnivorous animals, not between you and the animals, so giraffes stop traffic and you can get within a few feet of lions. The lion feedings are on Sundays, allowing you to witness true African adventure up close and personal. Before you leave, make sure that you pet a lion cub (included with your admission).

For an African feast, go to Moyo Zoo Lake on Sundays. While there are other Moyo locations, Zoo Lake is by far the top experience, providing a buffet on the lake with African music and face-painting, a blend between Africana and urban chic. Complete your Sunday by visiting the dayclub and nightclub Nicci Beach, which has a great vibe on Sunday afternoons to enjoy drinks while lounging and watching the talented go-go dancers. Nicci Beach is a wonderful place for the ultra-trendy; however, leave before it gets dark, as the vibe segues from lounge to overwhelming nightclub.
Other great activities Johannesburg offers are: picnicking at Emmarentia Dam, gambling, dining or drinking at Emperor’s Palace Casino and Hotel, eating at Bedford Shopping Center (try ostrich steak at Rich), eating at Nelson Mandela Square (try Wangthai or The Butcher Shop & Grill), shopping at Oriental Plaza, having a sundowner at The Westcliff, or going to the upscale shops, cafes, and restaurants of Melrose Arch.

There are many cheap flights to Johannesburg from London that fly directly, with average flight times between 10 hours 45 minutes and 11 hours 10 minutes through British Airways, South African Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and bmi. While a direct flight is by far the simplest route, cheap flights to Johannesburg can be found from London with one-stop, with common layovers in Amsterdam, Charles De Gaulle, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Frankfurt. Simply searching for “cheap flights Johannesburg” is often the simplest way to start exploring the plethora of options for getting from London to Johannesburg. OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is a modern airport that is easy to navigate and provides a very simple entry and exit from the country with minimal hassles; the airport went through major renovations in preparation for the 2010 World Cup. Whether you decide to stay in Johannesburg or venture around the country, renting a car will be an absolute must in Johannesburg since there is no established public transportation system. Johannesburg provides both a great city to travel to and explore and a great launching point for your African travels, whether you want to visit the Drakensburgs, Pretoria, or Durban.