If you have always wanted to visit Johannesburg, now is the time to hop on a cheap flight and do it! This exciting city has developed into a cosmopolitan and economic centre, one of great historical integrity and charm. Part of what attributes to its popularity is perhaps the one of a kind atmosphere tourists experience straight off their flight. Be sure to visit several of the museums, monuments, and other cultural establishments the city has to offer. It is also worth your while to stroll through the Rosebank flea market, where on Sundays craftsmen and women from all over Africa sell their wares. This vibrant city has several restaurants to choose from whether your tastes are for authentic savory cuisine in a chic setting, vegetarian, or something more authentic and indigenous. In fact, during "Restaurant Week South Africa" diners have an opportunity to enjoy top menu fare at a low-budget discounted price. The main airport in Johsannesburg, Johannesburg Airport South Africa, hosts flights to and from all over the world. Direct flights can be found from London-Stansted, however if you would prefer to depart from Glasgow or one of the other airports in the UK you can expect to have one or two stopovers.
While there is rail and bus transit available for use to and from the airport, it is recommended to rent a car during a holiday in Joburg. This provides tourists with much more freedom to explore, as the city was built with car travel in mind rather than public transportation. After arriving on your flight it is much more simple to reach your destination this way. There are however expensive metered taxis and unpredictable, but cheap minibus taxis as options. Though the city has a reputation of having a large-scale gold and diamond trade focus, there is also much history, architecture, and nature on offer. Tourists can visit several places such as the Lesedi Cultural Village, where one can view and maybe participate in raditional dances and food in authentic Sotho, Pedi, Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele villages or visitors may explore Cradle of Humankind, a limestone cave and human fossil site, designated as a UNESCO in 1999. It is most definitely worth the flight just to see places the famed Nelson Mandela frequented including his first home, now the Nelson Family Museum, which is located in Soweto. You are bound to find adventure on your holiday in Joburg and booking a cheap flight may be the way to go. That way, you can splurge on all of the great food, fabulous tours, and shop till you drop!