Business Class Flights to Johannesburg
Johannesburg is South Africa’s largest city and home to around three and a half million people. It’s renowned for its wonderful weather and fantastic entrepreneurial work.
Johannesburg is also the provincial capital of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in the country, boasting the largest economy of any metropolitan area in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Flying Business Class to Johannesburg from the UK
The main airport in Johannesburg is the Tambo International Airport, formerly known as Johannesburg International. It is located roughly 15 miles from the City Centre. The busiest airport in Africa has many business class flights coming in from all destinations. There is also Lanseria airport, but this is further away from the City Centre and fewer business class flights use this airport.
Getting Around in Johannesburg when on Business
Its best not to use public transport in Johannesburg because of the high crime rate associated with it. Hiring a car also comes with the danger of carjacking, which is notorious in Johannesburg. The safest option for getting around is to use taxi firms. However, always book the taxi for optimum safety. Have a list of reliable taxi numbers on you at all times to avoid being without transport at any time in the city.
The currency used in South Africa is Rand. It is best to exchange your money to Rand before travelling to South Africa, as the currency converters used in the airports often come with high commission added on top of the exchange rate. ATMs are available at many of the malls around the city for ease of getting money out.
Staying in Johannesburg When on Business
There are many 5 star hotels in Johannesburg that are used for business class travel. Many of these are situated around the Sandton area, which is also where many of the best and most famous bars and clubs are situated. These 5 star hotels can also be found near the Melrose Arch area of Johannesburg, which houses the nicest restaurants in the city. There are also many upmarket clubs in this area to unwind at the end of the evening.
Other Useful Information about Johannesburg
Personal safety is a key issue of the city, especially for women. Avoid travelling at night, especially alone. If it is a necessity, make sure you are in a group or a busy part of the city that is well lit. Areas to avoid are Hillbrow, Soweto and the inner city areas due to their high crime rate. The Central Business District should also be avoided after business hours. It is best to carry a map with you at all times and read the advice on the map.