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South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg is a vibrant metropolis. The city continues re-inventing itself after a period of political turmoil, yet it remains the place to be for high-end shopping, important and absorbing historical sites, and a bustling urban energy. Fly to Johannesburg with LATAM and enjoy on-demand entertainment in your comfortable seat high in the sky.
Top attractions in Johannesburg
This fast moving city is sometimes known as “City of Gold” thanks to its start as a 19th-century gold-mining settlement. Visit the Mandela House, showcasing the life of the world-famous revolutionary who later served as South African President. Other museums in the Soweto neighborhood are the Apartheid Museum and the former prison complex Constitutional Hill. Daytrip to the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Sterkfontein Caves where, the 2.3 million-year-old fossil Australopithecus africanus was discovered in 1947.
Johannesburg travel tips
Visit Johannesburg in the late spring months of October and November to witness the colorful Jacaranda trees in full bloom. The city is sprawling, so make like a local and hop in a shared minibus. For more direct service, hail a private taxi. Whether visiting the city for business or pleasure, start your journey to Johannesburg with LATAM.