Johannesburg Holidays 2024 & 2025 • Freedom Destinations
Holidays to Johannesburg & Pretoria Your gateway to Kruger, Sun City and all of Southern Africa

Johannesburg Holidays

Johannesburg and Pretoria are two iconic cities in Northern South Africa, that not only provide a window into South Africa’s complex past and exciting future. They also provide the perfect gateway into exploring the highlights of South Africa.

With direct routes and good connectivity to the rest of Africa, the Indian Ocean and the world beyond, Johannesburg is often an arrival point into South Africa and a base from which to explore:

  • Consider a self drive safari in Kruger National Park
  • Enjoy a resort stay in spectacular Sun City
  • Travel by train as far as Cape Town from Pretoria

Your FREEDOM Consultant will be pleased to coordinate everything for you.

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Observation Car, Rovos Rail

Rovos Rail – Pretoria to Victoria Falls

Pretoria | Hwange National Park | Victoria Falls

Luxury Rail Journey 4 days from £1919

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    Johannesburg & Pretoria Holidays

    Holiday ideas that begin or end in Johannesburg or Pretoria.

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    Ultimate South Africa

    Johannesburg | Panorama Route | Kruger | eSwatini | Hluhluwe | Durban | Addo | Garden Route | Winelands | Cape Town

    Self Drive Holiday 21 days from £1579
    Zebras, Kruger National Park

    eSwatini, Kruger & Coast

    Johannesburg | Panorama Route | Kruger | eSwatini | Hluhluwe | Zululand | St Lucia | Durban

    Self Drive Holiday 11 days from £949
    Leopard, Pilanesberg National Park

    Sun City & Safari

    Sun City | Pilanesberg Game Reserve

    Holiday Idea 8 days from £1549
    Children Stay Free
    Blyde River Canyon, South Africa

    South Africa Highlights & Vic. Falls

    Cape Town | Mossel Bay | Oudtshoorn | Knysna | Tsitskamma | Port Elizabeth | Johannesburg | Kruger | Victoria Falls

    Small Group Tour 18 days from £2995
    Rhino, Kruger National Park

    South African Odyssey & Mauritius

    Johannesburg | Kruger | eSwatini | Lake St Lucia | Tsitsikamma | Knysna | Oudtshoorn | Cape Town | Mauritius

    Small Group Tour & Beach 20 days from £2839
    Infinity pool, Arathusa Safari Lodge

    Sabi Sands & Seychelles

    Sabi Sands | Mahé

    Safari & Beach Holiday 10 days from £4239

    Escorted Tours from Johannesburg & Pretoria

    Guided tours that include stays in Johannesburg or Pretoria

    Boulders Beach, South Africa

    South African Odyssey

    Johannesburg | Kruger National Park | eSwatini | Lake St Lucia | Umhlanga | Tsitsikamma | Knysna | Oudtshoorn | Cape Town

    Small Group Tour 14 days from £2249
    Leopard, Kruger National Park

    Highlights of South Africa

    Cape Town | Oudtshoorn | Knysna | Tsitskamma | Port Elizabeth | Johannesburg | Kruger | Mpumalanga

    City Stay & Small Group Tour 15 days from £2559
    Blyde Canyon, South Africa

    Kruger & the Kingdoms

    Panorama Route | Kruger National Park | eSwatini | Zululand | Lake St Lucia

    Small Group Tour 7 days from £1119
    Cheetahs, Kruger National Park

    Kruger Park Explorer

    Kruger National Park | Panorama Route

    Small Group Tour 4 days from £839
    Lounge Car, Rovos Rail

    Garden Route Splendour & Rovos Rail

    Pretoria | Cape Town | Garden Route | Port Elizabeth

    Small Group Tour & Luxury Rail 13 days from £3279
    Cape Town City Stay
    Terrace, The Table Bay Hotel

    Cape Town, Rovos Rail & Vic. Falls

    Cape Town | Pretoria | Rovos Rail | Hwange National Park | Victoria Falls | Zambezi

    Holiday Idea 11 days from £4435

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    Holidays to Johannesburg & Pretoria

    For many visitors, O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the arrival point into South Africa, and whilst big cities can be intimidating, it would be shame to bypass Johannesburg completely.

    What to do in Johannesburg

    By spending some time in Johannesburg it is possible to delve into the nation’s multifaceted history, culture, and vibrant urban life.

    • A visit to the Apartheid Museum explains what it was like to live under the oppressive regime, through a mixture of film, photography and other exhibits
    • A guided tour of the Soweto township not only gives an insight into a difficult past but also an optimistic future
    • Explore the lively Maboneng Precinct for arts and culinary delights
    • Wander through the scenic Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
    • Visit the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to uncover our ancestral origins.

    Johannesburg also serves as a convenient gateway to the wildlife wonders of Kruger National Park and Sun City, offering a well-rounded introduction to the country’s diverse experiences.

    What to do in Pretoria

    Pretoria is South Africa’s administrative capital and visitors can immerse themselves in its unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.

    • Explore the Union Buildings and the impressive Kruger House Museum, each showcasing the nation’s governance and heritage
    • The Pretoria National Zoological Garden offers a delightful encounter with wildlife
    • Don’t miss the stunning Jacaranda trees lining the city’s streets in spring
    • Visit the Voortrekker Monument and Freedom Park for insights into South Africa’s complex past

    Pretoria is also the boarding point for the luxury Rovos Rail. This train route connects Pretoria with Cape Town, Victoria Falls and Kruger National Park.

    How to fly to Johannesburg

    Johannesburg is well connected with the UK and the rest of Europe, with direct flights offered by British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.

    There are also good connections via the Middle East, with flights offered from Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad. There are also connections from elsewhere in Africa including Kenya Airways.

    Whether you are looking to spend time in Johannesburg and Pretoria, or planning to explore further in South Africa, our expert Africa team are available to assist you in planning your next South African holiday.

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