O.R. Tambo International Airport (ORTIA), previously known as Johannesburg International Airport (JIA), is the air transport hub of Southern Africa, catering for over 17 million passengers each year (up from 12 million in 2002). It is the busiest airport in Africa and one of the 100 busiest in the world (www.airlinerworld.com). The ORTIA hub hosts 45 airlines from five continents. The Airport plays an important role in serving the air transport needs of Africa as a whole. The Johannesburg to Cape Town air corridor is one of the ten busiest in the world. The Airport is also part of an unique club, being one of the first airports to receive commercial flights of the Airbus' huge triple deck A380 super-jumbo aircraft. ORTIA’s runways were increased in width to make this possible and a special air gate had to be constructed for loading and offloading passengers..
ORTIA is, depending on traffic, located about a 45-minute drive from the Johannesburg's northern suburbs (e.g. Sandton & Rosebank). The Gautrain (rapid rail link) journey time from ORTIA to Sandton is 13-minutes. Africa Deluxe Tours can arrange either land or air transfers for our clients between their destination and O.R. Tambo International Airport. Clients who purchase tours from us are provided with extensive pre-tour documentation.This includes a detailed description of airport facilities, explanation of the VAT reclaiming process, directions to the airport for self-drive clients, recommendations for restaurants, bookshops, etc.
This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘southbound’ tour version that starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.
Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Transkei , Hole-in-the-Wall , Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Cape Winelands , Cape Town .
This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘northbound’ tour version that starts in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg.
Highlights: Cape Town , Cape Winelands , Stellenbosch , Oudtshoorn , Route 62 , Garden Route , Oudtshoorn ostrich farms , Cango Caves , Knysna , Storm’s River Mouth , Coffee Bay , Wild Coast , Hibiscus Coast , San Lameer , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Swaziland , Kruger National Park , Panorama Route , Johannesburg .
Johannesburg is the financial capital of South Africa and capital of the Gauteng province. South Africans also call the city Egoli, Jozi or Joburg. The city and surrounds could keep you busy for weeks on end. See our city and day tours.
Rosebank is an upmarket Johannesburg suburb. It features small office buildings, shopping malls, art galleries, restaurants and coffee shops. It’s a great base from which to explore Johannesburg, Soweto, Pretoria and the surrounds. Rosebank is also popular as an overnight stay before or after travelling to/ from O.R. Tambo International Airport.
Gautrain is South Africa’s first rapid rail system. The system links Johannesburg to Pretoria on the north-south line it also features an east-west line linking Sandton to the O.R. Tambo International Airport. This airport link, reaching 160 km/h, cuts the road travel time of 45-minutes to 13-minutes.