Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Travelling to Johannesburg

Johannesburg is a fascinating place to visit but many people are put off by high flight costs. It is well worth checking out discount airfare to Johannesburg because it can save you a lot of money. The more money you can save on your flight, the more spending money you will have left to ensure your trip to Johannesburg is enjoyable and memorable.

You can find a discount airfare to Johannesburg online. There are many websites offering varying fares but with most of the cheapest ones, you have to pay in full immediately and, if you cancel, you lose the whole fare. Some websites offering discount airfare to Johannesburg will let you change your itinerary or dates for a fee and others will not let you do this. You need to read the small print before booking your discount airfare to Johannesburg to find out about the travel agency’s policy. It might be worth paying slightly more if there is a cancellation or itinerary change option.

If you need to book accommodation at the same time, it might be cheaper to get a flight and accommodation package from the same travel agent. The same applies if you will need a hire car. Booking everything from the same company can result in further discounts. Prices for discount airfare to Johannesburg can vary depending on your preferred departure and arrival times but usually not by too much.

When looking for your discount airfare to Johannesburg, you should know that traveling on a week day (usually Monday through Thursday) is usually cheaper. Another thing to bear in mind is that booking well in advance can often result in a cheaper fare. This means you should book your ticket more than two weeks before you your planned departure date. Alternatively, you could go for a last minute ticket. If airlines have spare seats, they might knock the price down a day or so before the flight but leaving it this long might mean missing out altogether.

Because Johannesburg is in the Southern Hemisphere, their winter is when the American summer is and vice versa. Peak season is from December to March. December 1 to January 15 is the South African vacation time and it is more difficult to get accommodation during this time. Also, flights tend to be more costly.

The city of Johannesburg is an urban sprawl so it is a good idea to take a guide book or plan some of what you want to do before arrival. There are some nature reserves around the outside of the city and some pleasant parks. In the outer areas of Johannesburg you can see gorgeous mountain scenery, quiet country roads and farmlands. You might want to visit the interesting Cradle of Humankind, which is a World Heritage Site with a rich fossil record. It was there that the first hominid remains, Australopithecus, were discovered and the records of the earliest use of fire.

A discount airfare to Johannesburg is certainly the best way to visit this fascinating city. You will have money left over to enjoy the attractions and restaurants of the city and buy some souvenirs too. Check the internet to find the best deal on discount airfare to Johannesburg.

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