Booking your car hire at JNB Airport will give you the freedom to travel on your own schedule. Businessperson or holidaymaker, hiring a car will be one of the best decisions you make with regard to your time in Johannesburg.
Three advantages of using car hire at JNB Airport
The safest way to travel in Joburg is by driving yourself. Public transport in South Africa is generally less than safe, dependable and on time. If you drive yourself, you’re in control of your transport: where you go, when you go, and with whom you go.
2. Relatively low cost
The cost of hiring private taxis (not to be confused with minibus taxis!) or using a tour bus is astronomical in comparison with hiring a car.
Driving yourself around Joburg is considerably more efficient than relying on public transport. Public transport in South Africa is mostly quite third world, so being in control of your own travels is a good idea. Hiring a car will allow you to plan your travelling around rush hour traffic, roadworks and unexpected itinerary changes.
Johannesburg goes by a few names, including Joburg, Jozi, and Egoli. Abbreviations include JHB or JNB. Joburg is South Africa’s biggest, richest city and located in Gauteng, the smallest of the nine provinces. Gauteng is the economic powerhouse of the country despite its modest size. As you spend time in Joburg you’ll notice the intense pace of life-people are constantly on the go. They’re at work early, they stay up late and they work and play hard.
great effort has been made to revive Joburg’s city centre, “Newtown”. The whole area has been and is being made over into a cultural and creative tourist destination. If you’re keen to visit the area, speak to your hotel front office or local business associates about guided tours and when to go.
The Northern suburbs with their green, leafy atmosphere are renowned for being a playground of the “moneyed”. Restaurants and shops line the streets and the area is a popular one for enjoying a good coffee, a fine meal or doing a spot of shopping. If you enjoy eating out and looking for hidden treasures in irresistible little shops, you’ll definitely want to visit here.
Must-visits in Joburg
Gold Reef City
Golf Reef City is one of Joburg’s favourite haunts! Don’t miss the incredible theme park, hotel, and casino. If you’re in Joburg on business you might be interested in using the conferencing venue.
A trip to Joburg is not complete without a day or two spent at Montecasino. Montecasino is an entertainment complex with various hotels, two theatres (look out for internationally acclaimed shows like The Lion King), a casino, movies and a number of restaurants.
Ellis Park Stadium
Ellis Park is one of the most revered homes of South African rugby. The stadium seats 70 000 people and was used for the recent FIFA World Cup. Check ahead to find out if any rugby games are being played while you’re in Joburg.
If you’re the outdoorsy, picnicking type you’ll definitely want to stop by Emmarentia Dam. It’s a lovely park, so family-friendly that even dogs are allowed! This is the perfect place to try a traditional South African braai and a fun cricket match.
Joburg is a “vibey” city that never sits still. Arrange your car hire at JNB Airport and take to the road to discover its charms!