Johannesburg is also called Jozi, Jo’burg, and E’Goli, as well as the city of gold. It is the largest city in South Africa, with a rich history of gold mining and diamond trade. It is the provincial capital and biggest city of Gauteng which is the richest province of South Africa. Most MNCs, banks, and major South African companies have their headquarters in Johannesburg. The city was once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.
It has become an internationally famous and vibrant megacity with a population of over 5 million. It is a powerful commercial hub on the African continent. Johannesburg lacks water even when it has few artificial lakes and small streams. The Witwatersrand Main Reef is known for gold-bearing quartz Silica Company. Witwatersrand alone provides 40 percent of the world’s annual gold production.
Johannesburg is the heart of local, national, and international travel. Railroads and multi lane freeways help thousands of commuters to travel conveniently. Its infrastructure matches with the first world cities, still, the cost of living is low.
Johannesburg is also called the world’s biggest dry port because it isn’t located on a coastline, lake, or river. Being a diverse and large city in South Africa, Johannesburg is safe and a safe trip with few precautions is possible.
The population of Johannesburg in 2020 is 5,783,000. It is a 2.6 percent increase from 2019. It is considered the most populous city in South Africa. The estimated population of Johannesburg in 2021 is 5,926,668.
The climate is subtropical with mild sunny winters with cold nights and pleasantly warm summers with few afternoons’ thunderstorms. Even though the city is polluted, it is still pleasant and healthy in the city because it is 1700 meters above sea level.
The city is in the southern hemisphere so the seasons are reversed. Winter is from May to August, summer is from November to March, rainfall from October to March, and spring and autumn are from April to September.
The best time to visit Johannesburg in April, September, and October. These are mild months, where you will not get too much rainfall as summers and not very cold as winters. However, Johannesburg can be visited any time of the year since summers aren’t too hot, but it’s sunny and mild rainfall can be experienced and winters are mild and sunny during the day.
Some tourist sites are closed during winters while some are closed during summers. So, you choose your itinerary accordingly. For example, the best time to visit Kruger Park is winter from June to August.
Two airports serve Johannesburg, Lanseria Airport which is 25 miles from the city centre, and the OR Tambo international airport which is 15.5 miles from the city centre. It is the busiest airport with non-stop flights from seven continents. Some of the main airlines flying into Johannesburg are American Airlines, Saudia flights, Ethiopian Airlines, KLM, Air Canada, Alitalia, EgyptAir, and many more.
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