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Evening in Johannesburg

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Evening in Johannesburg

We are a small group, arriving to Johannesburg around 1pm. We then have the afternoon and evening before our morning flight to Victoria Falls.

We we wondering if we should book a hotel by the airport and then hire a guide to take us on a short tour, or should we cab it to some of the sights in the city.

Also, what would be the best airport by the airport?

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1. Re: Evening in Johannesburg

For convenience sake, you can book near airport and organize a guide to take your around the Joburg highlights and drop you back at hotel. Only drawback with this is that, depending on what time your flight is in the morning, you will not be able to do much around the airport before your flight except stay at hotel and then depart.

Another option (again depending on your flight time in morning) would be to take Gautrain into Sandton and book a hotel in Sandton. You'll then be in a much more convenient part of Joburg, with shops and restaurants all around. And the hotel can organize a tour to other highlights.

There is also a luggage storage facility that you can use so that you do not have to go into Sandton with all your luggage.

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2. Re: Evening in Johannesburg

I second Sep Sep, Sandton and Gautrain.

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3. Re: Evening in Johannesburg

Which hotels are walking distance from the Gautrain station and also the market that you mentioned in another post SepSep, do you know what the hours are and how far it is from Sandton?

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4. Re: Evening in Johannesburg

There are two great markets. Arts on Main in the Maboneng District of Joburg CBD is on Sundays,and it's about a 20 min drive from Sandton. Neighbourgoods Market is Saturday in Braamfontein and about 15 mins from Sandton.

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5. Re: Evening in Johannesburg

I would also recommend going one more stop on the Gautrain and getting off at the Rosebank station. There are plenty of hotels nearby (several just across the road - Holiday Inn, Hyatt, etc). There is a much better night time vibe at Rosebank Mall/ The Zone (the shopping centre near the station) and there is a market at Rosebank Mall on Sundays (popular with tourists).

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