Affordable Car Hire at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg

If you’re flying into Johannesburg, hiring a rental car from OR Tambo International Airport couldn’t be easier or more affordable. Drive South Africa has a friendly team of sales and travel experts who can handle your booking and have your car ready and waiting for you upon landing. It’s as easy as making a call, sending an email, or filling out the easy step-by-step online booking form.

When’s the Best Time to Visit Johannesburg?

Winter in Johannesburg is mild, with warm sunny days but chilly mornings. The best season to visit Johannesburg is in spring or summer when the weather is warm and dry.

Affordable car hire from Johannesburg airport makes it easy to explore the sights of the city. You’ll also be reasonably close to South Africa’s East Coast, where you can enjoy stunning beaches and warm weather all year round.

Around the Area in Johannesburg

Braamfontein is fantastic for its abundance of arts, culture, and nightlife. You can also have a great time in iconic Melville and the wonderfully cosmopolitan Greenside. Not far from Johannesburg is the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

If you’re traveling outside of Johannesburg and heading into rougher terrain in the nature reserves, it makes sense to hire a 4×4 at Johannesburg airport.

Getting Around OR Tambo Airport Johannesburg

Johannesburg is a sprawling cityscape of roads and routes. Although there is public transport on offer, it doesn’t really compare to the options available in Europe or America. The best way to get around is in a hired car, so you can choose where and when you want to explore the city.

How long should you stay in Johannesburg?

Spend a week in Johannesburg and you’ll have ample time to explore the most popular sights and experiences. If you really want to make the most of the region, though, we recommend two weeks because you’ll be able to take in the great outdoors and wildlife in the nature reserves.

What to Pack for a Holiday in Johannesburg

Johannesburg enjoys hot summers, but winter can be wet, cold, and windy. We’d suggest packing light, cool clothing for summer (don’t forget the sunscreen!) and adding more layers and a beanie, scarf, and gloves for winter.

Where to Stay in Johannesburg


With its excellent restaurants and bustling nightlife, you’ll always have something to do in Melville. The area also boasts a wide range of accommodation to suit every budget.


With its high-rise buildings and shopping malls, Sandton is the perfect option for the wealthier tourist looking for luxury accommodation.

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