Johannesburg Life and Visitor Travel Tips

(Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa)

Downtown viewMost people heading to Johannesburg are concerned about safety, and rightly so. Sensible precautions are always a good idea when exploring Johannesburg, and it is important to note that the majority of visitors really do enjoy a trouble-free holiday, without incident.

The media has a bad habit of always only reporting the bad things in the news, rather that the more positive aspects that Johannesburg has to offer.

Listening to local advice and acting upon it is a good way to make the very most of your time in this popular South African metropolis.

Useful Contact Details

National Arts Council of South Africa
Address: 66 Wolhuter Street, Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa, ZA
Tel: +27 011 838 1383

Johannesburg General Hospital
Address: Jubilee Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa, ZA
Tel: +27 011 488 4911

SA Students' Travel Service (SASTS)
Address: University of Witwatersrand, Student Union Building, Jan Smuts Avenue, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa, ZA
Tel: +27 011 716 3045

Gauteng Tourism Authority
Address: Rosebank Mall
Tel: +27 011 327 2000

South African Tourism
Address: Johannesburg International Airport, Arrivals Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa, ZA
Tel: +27 011 970 1669

Visa Information and Passports

Visitors arriving in Johannesburg from the majority of countries within Western Europe and the Commonwealth, together with Japan and the USA, will automatically be issued with free entry permits. All visitors are entitled to a 90-day visa, which will expire on the day that you fly home.

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