At Lanseria and Johannesburg Tambo International Airports our desks are clearly signposted in the arrivals hall while at Park Station we are on the Mezzanine shopping level. Both airports are around an hour's drive from the city centre on fast motorways. Whether located in the city centre or the suburbs of Roodepoort, Boksburg or Kempton Park our branches can be reached by the suburban rail and Gautrain networks, the Metro-Rail system or taxis.
Although the locals like to drive fast, driving in Johannesburg is fairly straightforward and made even easier if your rental vehicle has a Sat Nav. The Sandton area, in particular, becomes very congested during morning and evening rush hours. Take advice from your hotel reception or our car hire desks on safe driving in the city and remember to keep your vehicle doors locked, especially after dark. Driving is on the left as in the United Kingdom.
Johannesburg has been rolling out a well-managed paid street parking system in recent years while some public attractions and shopping malls have their own parking. Do not be tempted to leave vehicles in unsecured areas.
Johannesburg is a huge city so a rental vehicle helps you make the most of its attractions. The Central Business District at the heart of the town has undergone a recent regeneration and is home to several fascinating museums and galleries such as the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the biggest on the continent. The Northern suburbs are home to the Planetarium with hands-on activities for all ages while to the West is the township of Soweto with the Mandela Family Museum. Once a no-go area Soweto now attracts tourists with its guided tours or simply drive around using the excellent new signage. When you are ready for some shady relaxation the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens are an excellent place to stop for a chilled drink and some lunch while you try and spot the endangered Black Eagles that make their home there.