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Johannesburg aiport-5 hour layover


I will be travelling to Cape Town via Johannesburg and will have a 6 hour layover. My luggage will be checked through for me, so I will have approx 3 hours in which to leave the airport, pop out somewhere (hopefully for lunch) and then get back to the airport.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I could go in the 3 hours I have available?

Many thanks.

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1. Re: Johannesburg aiport-5 hour layover

Not much.

The airport is about 30 minutes drive from anywhere worthwhile, so you've lost an hour already, to, and from.

Best bet, take the free shuttle to Emperor's Palace ( about 5 minutes away), and have a leisurely meal at TRIBES.

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2. Re: Johannesburg aiport-5 hour layover

Hop on the Gautrain and be in Sandton in 15 mins.

Sandton has a large mall, lots of restaurants, plenty of opportunity to people watch.

Emperor's Palace is a casino complex. Unless you like a few restaurants surrounding the loud ding of slot machines, I wouldn't recommend it.

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3. Re: Johannesburg aiport-5 hour layover

generally it will take about 15-20 minutes after you have landed to get out of the airport and either take a taxi or the Gautrain(which is excellent) to get anywhere. Rosebank, melrsoe arch and Sandton are good areas to visit, Eastgate mall is about 15 mins away... to most areas however the trip will set you back 30 mins to and 30 mins back(1hour) you can deffinately go out for a quick cuppa cafe but be sure to leave wherever you are 1:30 before your flight to be at the airport an hour before your flight (boarding is usually 30 mins before the flight)

You actually only have 3 hours at leisure.

good luck and hope you have a wonderful time in the friendy SA!

Edited: 4:28 pm, October 18, 2012
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