South Africa’s largest city Johannesburg—Joburg to the locals—delights travellers with its metropolitan vibe and rich African culture. Book your flight to Johannesburg with Kenya Airways today and start your adventure in this cosmopolitan African city.
Getting Around Johannesburg
The Gautrain offers intercity transport and connections to the O. R. Tambo International Airport. For travel within the city, the Rea Vaya rapid transit bus system has extensive routes and its smartcard allows for seamless transfers.
Johannesburg Parks and Gardens
See birds like Verreaux’s eagles, fairy flycatchers, and cuckoos at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens. After a stroll down the Wildflower Walk, go to the Johannesburg Zoo and see the critically endangered black rhinos. Afterward, walk to the nearby Zoo Lake, one of Johannesburg’s most popular parks. Picnic beside the lake, go canoeing, or attend an outdoor concert.
Live Entertainment in Johannesburg
Spend an evening at the Joburg Theatre, a four theatre complex. See popular shows, discover South Africa’s best-emerging playwrights, attend a ballet, or a children’s production at the People’s Theatre.
Discover Art in Johannesburg
Visit the Wits Art Museum’s collection of contemporary and historical African Art. View watercolours and paintings by Africa’s most famous artists, including Irma Stern, Durant Sihlal, and Kendell Geers, and classical African objects like masks and beadwork. Spend a day exploring Johannesburg’s public art by starting at Vilakazi Street in the Soweto neighbourhood where you’ll find sculptures as well as the former home Nelson Mandela. Then, see the Luthuli’s “Angel of the North” at Constitution Hill and Kentridge and Marx’s “Firewalker” at the Queen Elizabeth bridge.