Eltomzo From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 69 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5885 times:
I have 10 hours to kill at JNB, during daylight hours mainly...is there anything I can do to pass the time? I hear the city can be a dangerous place but there must be some nice areas? After 7 hours I can get into a lounge, but still - 7 hours is still too long to do nothing!!
signol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3081 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5853 times:
If you rent a car for the day there's plenty to see and do- from £22 for the day. Soccer City stadium, Gold Reef City theme park, Apartheid Museum. Visit to Pretoria for Union Buildings, zoo, Voortrekker Monument. If you prefer the train, the current line goes only to Sandton, where there are shops, Nelson Mandela Square. From July the 2nd Gautrain line opens connecting Johannesburg central, Sandton to Pretoria.
It's not as bad as some people say, just avoid the city centre (Hillbrow). Although I wouldn't venture to far from the airport, driving there for the first time can get a bit confusing and it's a BIG city.
Eltomzo From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5778 times:
Thanks for the advice...it seems this is a complex place to spend a short amount of time. My layover has been trimmed to 7 hours now so I guess I'll just stay in the airport, go to the lounge and watch TV or something.
You will get tired of that fast. Take the Gautrain to Sandton, it is a 15 minute train ride, there is a huge mall there, Nelson Mandela Square has nice restaurants, all very safe and a short ride from the airport.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...