O.R. Tambo International Airport is the principal airport for domestic and international travels to and from South Africa, located in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa, near the city of Johannesburg. Used to bear the official name of Johannesburg International Airport, it is Africa's busiest airport that handles up to 28 million passengers annually. O.R. Tambo International Airport is the hub for South Africa Airways, South Africa's largest international and domestic carrier, as well as a number of small local airlines. O. R. Tambo International Airport is one of the few airports in the world that offers non-stop flights to all six inhabited continents, the others being Dubai International Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport, and Doha International Airport.
One interesting place to visit in Johannesburg is the Johannesburg Planetarium, located at the Yale Road, Entrance 10, University of the Witwatersrand, Milner Park. The South African National Museum of Military History could also be a great addition to your itinerary. It houses a good collection of military hardware as well as a shop that sells genuine and reproduced vintage military equipment. Step to South Africa's turbulent past and present by visiting The Apartheid Museum, see a collection of various forms of money used through South African history at the Absa Money Museum, and don't skip to visit Mandela's first house-turned-museum, the Mandela Family Museum. There are more museums in the city that you can explore to learn the city's history and culture.
How to get around within Johannesburg
Johannesburg can be explored more conveniently by car as public transport is very limited. This is why renting a car would be your best option when getting around the city. Since the city is somewhat poorly signposted, make sure that you clearly understand the types of things covered by the rental company's insurance plans. Also, make sure to have a good road map of Johannesburg. Car rental companies can be found at the airport. Public transport in Johannesburg consists of city buses and informal minibus services, and taxis
How to get there
By plane, you will probably land at the O.R. Tambo International Airport where you can reach the city by rail, the Gautrain, which is a rapid suburban rail network that connects the airport to Sandton, one of the metropolitan area's main business districts. By train, Spoornet is a freight train company that also offers passenger service, the Shosholoza Meyl. MetroRail operates frequent commuter trains to many suburbs and outlaying towns. It also runs to several separate cities. By bus, there are buses that operate long-distance travels from all over South Africa, major cities in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
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