Destination ENTER23

Johannesburg, South Africa

Destination ENTER23

Johannesburg, South Africa

Welcome to Johannesburg!

ENTER23 will be held from 18 to 20 January 2023 in Johannesburg, South Africa*.

It will welcome the participants at Hilton Sandton, 138 Rivonia Rd, Sandown, Sandton, 2196, South Africa.

*In case international travel is heavily restricted, the conference can be switched to hybrid or fully online mode.

Why ENTER23 is in Johannesburg?

  • IFITT has become a truly international federation represented by all continents

  • IFITT Africa Chapter is among the largest and most active IFITT communities

  • Johannesburg is a large commercial, financial, industrial and cultural hub

  • Two airports provide easy access from all large airport hubs of the world

  • The conference will be hosted at a convenient and high-quality venue

  • South Africa is an exciting travel destination with rich cultural and natural heritage

  • South Africa offers a bonus of summer weather for those arriving from the Northern hemisphere

About Johannesburg

Joburg or Jozi, as the locals refer to Johannesburg, is the capital of the South African province, Gauteng, and not only the biggest city in South Africa but also one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world.

Established in 1886 following the discovery of gold, Johannesburg grew rapidly.

Nowadays, it is South Africa’s commercial, financial, industrial and cultural hub.

ENTER23 Venue

ENTER23 will be held at Hilton Sandton.

Hilton Sandton is a hotel with a world-known brand, indicating a high standard of quality.

Hilton Sandton offers spacious event space with modern halls and multiple meeting rooms. It is centrally located within close proximity to public transport to/from the airport, restaurants, bars and other hotels.

Hilton Sandton will greet you with the international standard of modern infrastructure, good sustainability practices, local art exhibition, and, of course, comfortable rooms.

Venue Address: 138 Rivonia Rd, Sandown, Sandton, 2196, South Africa

Things to do in addition to ENTER23

ENTER23 hosts are delighted to offer a range of tours to ENTER participants. The packages are not included in the program. The tours can be booked directly by emailing the ENTER23 organisers:  engage@seeza.today 


Cradle of Humankind Half-Day Tour

INTRODUCTION
As we know that Africa is humankind's birthplace, we welcome you home. This is where our journeys began as the Homo sapiens species to which we all belong. Come with us when I take you through some of the fossils of our distant mammal-like ancestors, which lived more than 200 million years ago, that have been found in the Cradle of Humankind. Did you know that Hominids - the ancestors of modern humans - first emerged about seven million years ago, in Africa? So welcome to the place of origins.

Let us take you through the important find of Mrs Ples, one of the world's most famous fossil skulls to have been discovered at Sterkfontein caves. Its scientific name is Australopithecus africanus, and it's extremely significant because scientists believe it to be a distant relative of all humankind. There's no doubt that this evidence demonstrated that Africa is the continent from which all humanity originated. That's why the information that emerged from this world heritage site makes us call it home.

DURATION: 6 Hours
ROUTING: Maropeng and Sterkfontein
INCLUDES: Transportation, and sightseeing as specified. Luxury tour vehicle
LANGUAGE: All departures are in English. Other languages are available on requests and based on availability.
PRICES: TOTAL = USD$150 - per person

Included:
• Park/museum fees (For non-residents)
• All activities (Unless labelled as optional)
• Transfers to restaurant
• A professional driver/guide
• Roundtrip transfers
• All Taxes/VAT

Excluded:
• Accommodation
• Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
• Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
• Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
• Non-English Tour Guide

ITINERARY
9h00 - I will meet you at your hotel/airport or agree to a location.
9h15 - We drive to Cradle to explore the fascinating underground world of Sterkfontein Cave and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cradle of Humankind.
10h00 - Arrive at Sterkfontein Caves and start the orientation
10h15 - Visit the underground caves, please wear comfortable clothing and shoes, these activities include squatting through and bending you're your body underground.
12h00 - Lunch at Sterkfontein.
13h00 - Drive to Maropeng Visitor centre.
13h30 - The tour of Maropeng starts with the underground boat.
14h00 - Tour of the fossils and arts and craft shopping.
15h00 - The tour end and depart to Johannesburg.

This tour can also start at 13h00 or 14h00.
This tour can be customized, if you have any special interests, please let us know!

Johannesburg and Apartheid Museum Half-day Tour

INTRODUCTION
The key part of the Mineral Revolution in the late 1800 and early 1900 known as the Witwatersrand Gold Rush led to the establishment of Johannesburg, which is the home of the Apartheid Museum. And when the majority of Afrikaners, a group of Dutch won the elections in 1948, where the majority of native blacks, were denied the vote, racial segregation became the official policy throughout the country and laid the concrete foundation for apartheid. The opposition Native parties such as the African National Congress emerged in full force with the intention of liberating the blacks South Africans, and these opened a dialogue about South Africans who experienced apartheid and resisted discrimination.


The museum lets you explore the history of the civil rights movement and its impact on our culture today. The museum houses several exhibition items related to famous protests of segregation such 21 March 1960 Sharpville Massacre that led to 69 deaths and the 17 June 1992 Boipatong Massacre that led to 45 deaths.

DURATION: 4 Hours
ROUTING: Johannesburg, Apartheid Museum
INCLUDES: Transportation, and sightseeing as specified. Luxury tour vehicle
LANGUAGE:
All departures are in English. Other languages are available on requests and based on availability.
PRICES: TOTAL = USD$150 - Per person

ITINERARY
10h00 - we will begin the day with pick up from your hotel/accommodation.
10h15 – we drive to Johannesburg downtown, drive past Constitution Hill, drive through Nelson Mandela bridge (crossing the bridge) and drive past Maboneng Precinct.
10h30 - We will drive to Apartheid Museum, check in at reception, and spend 3 hours there.
11h00 - We start the orientation of the Museum and start the tour.
13h00 - Lunch at the restaurant.
14h00 - The tour end and I'll transfer you to your hotel.

This tour can be customized, if you have any special interests, please let us know!

 

Johannesburg and Soweto Full-day Tour

INTRODUCTION
Drive with me to Johannesburg city, as this is the city that I'm more present in and as a resident of the city, let's experience it holistically together.

Let's also drive to Soweto. When I grew up as a child I remember Soweto as a neighbourhood with dusty streets or untarred roads, but today Soweto is one of the developed townships in the Johannesburg district, and the government is investing a lot in the development of tourism to make it a safe and a reliable tourist destination, and improving infrastructure in the process.

This tour connects me with my heritage and walking in the footsteps of some of our liberation movement activists such as Walter Sisulu, Arch-Bishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela makes me connect even more with our journey to freedom and more importantly, it's the history of those stalwarts' icons. When you enter Nelson Mandela's house you get the feeling of heroism and when you stand on Hector Pieterson Precinct you get a feeling of braveness and courage.

ITINERARY

DURATION: 7 Hours
ROUTING: Johannesburg, Soweto
INCLUDES: Transportation, and sightseeing as specified. Luxury tour vehicle
LANGUAGE: All departures are in English. Other languages are available on requests and based on availability.
PRICES: TOTAL = USD$190 - per person

ITINERARY
9h30 - Constitution Hill - an old Fort and home of South African High Court.
11h00 - The iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge connects Downtown and Braamfontein (it's the largest cable-stayed bridge in Southern Africa).
11h15 - Drive through the City of Johannesburg, and see some of the oldest buildings.
11h30- We will visit the vibrant Maboneng Precinct Downtown for a walking tour of the Arts and Crafts market.
12-00 - Walter Sisulu Freedom Square, Kliptown and drive pass Regina Mundi Church.
13h30 - Lunch in Johannesburg.
14h30- Dive pass Orlando Cooling Towers.
15h00- Hector Peterson Memorial site.
16h15- Nelson Mandela House.
16h40- Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu House.
17h00- We can visit the Kliptown Youth Programme in informal settlements.

This tour can be customized, if you have any special interests, please let us know!

Johannesburg, and Soweto OUTDOOR Live Virtual Tour

INTRODUCTION
Virtually, from my city Johannesburg, I'm using original photography and video clips from all over the city, with live commentary.
This tour is designed for guests who want to explore Johannesburg's first sights, it is tailored-made for those individually minded travellers who want to see the city holistically but virtually.


Local locals also call Johannesburg Jo'burg or Jozi or the city of gold as it was developed as a goldfield mining settlement in the 19th century. The city quickly evolved into a megacity in the early 1900s and grew to be a South African economic hub. And expanding into metropolitan suburbs and townships settlements such as Soweto and Alexandra townships.

As the tour will expand to Soweto Township, homelands, Bantustans, or black people's neighbourhoods developed in the 1950s. Soweto has so many tourists’ attractions such as Vilakazi Street, the homes of Nelson Mandela, and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, alongside other attractions like Hector Peterson Memorial site and Kliptown.

ITINERARY

DURATION: 2 Hours
ROUTING: Johannesburg, and Soweto
INCLUDES: Virtual Tour
LANGUAGE: All virtual tours are in English.
PRICES: TOTAL = USD$150 - per person

ITINERARY
Virtual Highlights include:
- We meet you in Johannesburg with my camera.
- We allow you 15 minutes to connect to zoom and welcome you all to Johannesburg.
- Check-in and introduction.
- We give you the first glimpse of our tour at Constitution Hill - an old fort and an apartheid prison that once captured Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and Oliver Reginald Tambo, and other political activists like Mahatma Gandhi.
- Our guide will drive to Johannesburg downtown, crossing Nelson Mandela Bridge.
- Our guide will drive past Newtown Sites and our guide will explain the significance of the site.
- Our guide will drive to Maboneng Precinct, the creative centre of energy, rated one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world.
- We take you to Vilakazi Street Soweto, there you'll see Nelson Mandela's house.

Lesedi Cultural Village Tour

INTRODUCTION
Enjoy an authentic African experience on this half-day tour. We take you to Lesedi Cultural Village, where you will enjoy the rich African culture first-hand. The people of Lesedi have created an African ambience that you won’t find elsewhere!

Visit five traditional villages including Xhosa, Zulu, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele. Listen to the traditional music being played and the fascinating stories told by the people of Lesedi. Enjoy a local South African tribal get-together and experience some traditional dancing.

After the traditional dance, we head to the Nyama Choma restaurant. Nyama Choma stands for Great African Feast. And that is exactly what you will experience! There is an extensive choice of African dishes, including crocodiles and ostrich. The restaurant is divided into three different theme areas: North Africa, East Africa and South Africa.

You will have a lot to talk about after a cultural fun day in Lesedi!

DURATION: 6 Hours
ROUTING: Lesedi Cultural Village Tour
INCLUDES: Transportation, and sightseeing as specified. Luxury tour vehicle
LANGUAGE: All departures are in English. Other languages are available on requests and based on availability.
PRICES: TOTAL = USD$220 - per person

Included
• Park/museum fees (For non-residents)
• All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
• Transfers to restaurant
• A professional driver/guide
• Roundtrip transfers
• All Taxes/VAT

Excluded
• Accommodation
• Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
• Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
• Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
• Non-English Tour Guide

ITINERARY
09H00 - Pick up at your hotel
09h15 - We will travel to Lesedi Cultural Villages in North West Province, 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Johannesburg,
10h30 - Arrive at Lesedi Cultural Villages, and walk about to the arts and crafts market.
11h15 - Orientation tour starts in the hall.
12h00 - The villages' tour starts, with a tour to all represented villages.
12h30 - Dances and singing with lots of entertainment.
13h30 - Lunch at the restaurant.
15h00 - The tour ends and departs to Johannesburg
This tour can also start at 12h30.
This tour can be customized, if you have any special interests, please let us know!

Pilanesberg Big 5 Safari - Day Tour

INTRODUCTION
Here you get closer than you can imagine to Africa’s most incredible wildlife, get the experience of up close to a cheetah one of the fastest animals in the world you can touch it or walk with it, have time to mingle with Lion Cubs, and other wild dogs and natural surrounds, the area has children playing area.
This is for individually minded travellers attracted by Southern Africa's incredible predators and wildlife.

Lion and Safari Park is the home of healthy of one of the Big 5 in South Africa, mainly Lions, and see other predators like hyenas, wild dogs, cheetahs and antelopes. The park is committed to caring for animals and its focus is on the well-being of the various species, in particular Cheetah, Hyena, the endangered Wild Dog and the rare White Lion. Its mission is to provide an opportunity for guests, both local and international to learn more about these wonderful African animals.

DURATION: 6 Hours
ROUTING: Lion and Safari Park
INCLUDES: Transportation, and sightseeing as specified. Luxury tour vehicle
LANGUAGE: All departures are in English. Other languages are available on requests and based on availability.
PRICES: TOTAL = USD$ 190- per person

Included
• Park/museum fees (For non-residents)
• All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
• Transfers to restaurant
• A professional driver/guide
• Roundtrip transfers
• All Taxes/VAT

Excluded
• Accommodation
• Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
• Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
• Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
• Non-English Tour Guide

ITINERARY
09h00 - we will meet you at your hotel or an agreed location.
09h15 - We drive to Lion and Safari Big Park for our mid-day game drive.
10h15 - Arrive at Lion and Safari Park.
10h30 - start a game drive in your touring vehicle, an open-air safari vehicle is optional (own account)
12h30 – Lunch at Wetlands restaurant overlooking the beautiful surrounding of the park, and amazing views of the animals.
14h00 – A walk-about around the shops for a wide range of goods including locally sourced African arts and crafts, jewellery, clothing and home-ware.
15h00 – Depart Lion and Safari Park, and head back to Johannesburg.
16h30 – Arrival in Johannesburg and transfer to your hotel or airport where the tour end.

This tour can also start at 13h00.
This tour can be customized and combined with Cradle of Humankind or Lesedi Cultural Villages. If you have any special interests, please let us know!

 

Magalies Hot Air Balloon Tour

INTRODUCTION
This is the one to tick off the bucket list! Just be prepared to go up prior to sun-rise, you will be served and check in at a traditionally exquisite, well-appointed Clubhouse Pavilion at sunrise while a professional crew prepare the balloons for flight. You get served and taken care off from the comfort of the Pavilion and you are called to board when the balloons are ready. The captains give a safety briefing prior to taking off.

If the hot-air balloon safari is on your bucket list this year, do it with us in impregnable style. Overlooking the Magaliesberg mountain range and animals far beneath. The thrill is indescribable. You will be flying gently overlooking the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site. The memories will be absolutely unique and inspiring way to view South African landscapes. You will be served with generous champagne breakfast on landing while the crew pack up the balloon and receive your flight certificate.

DURATION: 5 Hours
ROUTING: Pilanesberg Big 5 Safari - Day Tour
INCLUDES: Transportation, and sightseeing as specified. Luxury tour vehicle
LANGUAGE: All departures are in English. Other languages are available on requests and based on availability.
PRICES: TOTAL = USD$320 - per person

Included
• Park/museum fees (For non-residents)
• Balloon flight ticket
• All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
• Transfers to restaurant
• A professional driver/guide
• Roundtrip transfers
• All Taxes/VAT

Excluded
• Accommodation
• Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
• Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
• Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
• Non-English Tour Guide

ITINERARY
03h50 - we will meet you at your hotel or agreed to a location.
04h00 - We drive to our destination for our Balloon Safaris in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site for our early-morning balloon flight.
05h00 - Arrive at our destination and check-in at the well-appointed Clubhouse Pavilion
16h00 – Hot-Air Balloon ride for panoramic views of Magaliesberg range in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site.
07h00 – Landing at the base and escorted to the pavilion to be served with generous champagne breakfast while the crew pack up the balloon and receive your flight certificate.
09h00 – Depart the base and head back to Johannesburg.
10h00 – Arrival in Johannesburg and transfer to your hotel or airport where the tour end.

This tour can be customized and combined with other Johannesburg day tours, if you have any special interests, please let us know!

Pretoria Half-Day Tour

INTRODUCTION
Just about 50 km from Johannesburg, there's the Capital City of South Africa, Pretoria also known as the City of Tshwane. It is the administrative capital of the country.


Visit Amphitheatre at Freedom Park and have some of the wonderful views of this warmest city in Gauteng Province. The Voortrekkers are just a few minutes' drives from the Freedom Park square. Take some of the beautiful photos from Voortrekkers monuments as the view is overlooking the city's historic buildings. Enter the Paul Kruger House, one of the former presidents of the South African Republic from 1883 - to 1900. And the tour includes a visit to Paul Kruger Church square with the iconic and historic building. Also known as 'The Jacaranda City', for its thousands of purple-lined streets where the jacaranda trees are in colourful blossoming. It is also home to universities and government buildings. This tour includes Freedom Park Heritage Museum - the museum includes a list of the names of those who were killed in the South African wars, Voortrekker Monument - the most visited heritage site in Tshwane, Union Building that houses the offices of the President of South Africa and we will drive past the City Hall.

DURATION: 6 Hours
ROUTING: Pretoria
INCLUDES: Transportation, and sightseeing as specified. Luxury tour vehicle
LANGUAGE: All departures are in English. Other languages are available on requests and based on availability.
PRICES: TOTAL = USD$170 -per person

Included
• Park/museum fees (For non-residents)
• All activities (Unless labelled as optional)
• Transfers to restaurant
• A professional driver/guide
• Roundtrip transfers
• All Taxes/VAT

Excluded
• Accommodation
• Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
• Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
• Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
• Non-English Tour Guide

ITINERARY
09h00 - Pick up at the hotel or Airport for a meet and greet.
09h15 - Drive to Pretoria city
10h00 - Arrive at Freedom Park Heritage Site - the museum includes a list of the names of those who were killed in the South African wars.
11h00 - Drive five minutes to Voortrekker Monument. The most visited heritage site in Tshwane.
12h00 - Stop at Paul Kruger House (Museum). Do a walk-about tour and tour of the house of the former president of Zuid Afrikaanse Riepubliek. Translated to the Republic Of South Africa.
13h00 – Paul Kruger Church Square, photo opportunity at Paul Kruger giant Statue.
13h45 – Drive through the city and explore Jacaranda trees, they are purple when blossomed and it makes the city even more beautiful when in season.
14h00 – Union Building, Visit Amphitheatre at Union Building and have some of the wonderful views and aerial views of the capital city.
15h00 - Transfer to your hotel.

This tour can also start at 13h00 or 14h00.
This tour can be customized, if you have any special interests, please let us know!

Soweto Bicycle Half Day Tour

INTRODUCTION
Let's explore Soweto like locals. We will Visit Hector Pieterson on quality rented bikes, visit Nelson Mandela House and interact with the locals. Here the tour starts either in the morning or afternoon. The tour is also suitable for those travellers who have a half-day to explore Soweto Township on bikes and Tuk-Tuks.


We will start the morning with early fat cakes brought from the local shop and go explore the township like a local, interact with locals in the community, and learn how to greet in local languages like Xosa, Sotho, and Zulu. As a professional Tourist Guide, I'll offer clients bike Tours and quality bike rentals to provide travellers or visitors alike with a unique way to see Soweto Townships. Bike and Tuk-Tuk is the best option for fun and interactive bike and another way of site seeing and interacting with locals in Soweto, Johannesburg! Here we will spend a half-day exploring the biggest township in Johannesburg.

DURATION: 5 Hours
ROUTING: Soweto
INCLUDES: Transportation, and sightseeing as specified. Luxury tour vehicle, and rented bicycle.
LANGUAGE: All departures are in English. Other languages are available on requests and based on availability.
PRICES: TOTAL = USD$220 -per person

Included
• Park/museum fees (For non-residents)
• Rented bikes
• All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
• Transfers to restaurant
• A professional driver/guide
• Roundtrip transfers
• All Taxes/VAT

Excluded
• Accommodation
• Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
• Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
• Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
• Non-English Tour Guide

ITINERARY
09h00 Pick up from hotel/Airport
09h30 Drive past the City of Johannesburg to Soweto, the most Southern township in Johannesburg.
10h00 Arrive in Soweto and pick up the rented bikes, then start at a local shop to buy some locally baked cakes.
10h30 we will head to Hector Pietersen Memorial Sites, a guided tour outside the museum. Hector Pietersen's site gives us a demonstration of the 1976 June 16 student uprisings and protests by youth against the Apartheid regime.
11h30 we will ride to Vilakazi Street, one of the most famous streets in the world because it would once be a hotspot for liberation movement activists, like Nelson Mandela, Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, Winnie Mandela, and Walter Sisulu.
12h30 Art and craft tour at Vilakazi Street
13h00 we will go back to our first destination where we rented the bikes and have lunch. You will be dropped off at your hotel or airport.
14h30 transfer to hotel/airport

This tour can also start at 13h00 or 14h00.
This tour can be customized, if you have any special interests, please let us know!

INTRODUCTION
As we know that Africa is humankind's birthplace, we welcome you home. This is where our journeys began as the Homo sapiens species to which we all belong. Come with us when I take you through some of the fossils of our distant mammal-like ancestors, which lived more than 200 million years ago, that have been found in the Cradle of Humankind. Did you know that Hominids - the ancestors of modern humans - first emerged about seven million years ago, in Africa? So welcome to the place of origins.

Let us take you through the important find of Mrs Ples, one of the world's most famous fossil skulls to have been discovered at Sterkfontein caves. Its scientific name is Australopithecus africanus, and it's extremely significant because scientists believe it to be a distant relative of all humankind. There's no doubt that this evidence demonstrated that Africa is the continent from which all humanity originated. That's why the information that emerged from this world heritage site makes us call it home.

DURATION: 6 Hours
ROUTING: Maropeng and Sterkfontein
INCLUDES: Transportation, and sightseeing as specified. Luxury tour vehicle
LANGUAGE: All departures are in English. Other languages are available on requests and based on availability.
PRICES: TOTAL = USD$150 - per person

Included:
• Park/museum fees (For non-residents)
• All activities (Unless labelled as optional)
• Transfers to restaurant
• A professional driver/guide
• Roundtrip transfers
• All Taxes/VAT

Excluded:
• Accommodation
• Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
• Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
• Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
• Non-English Tour Guide

ITINERARY
9h00 - I will meet you at your hotel/airport or agree to a location.
9h15 - We drive to Cradle to explore the fascinating underground world of Sterkfontein Cave and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cradle of Humankind.
10h00 - Arrive at Sterkfontein Caves and start the orientation
10h15 - Visit the underground caves, please wear comfortable clothing and shoes, these activities include squatting through and bending you're your body underground.
12h00 - Lunch at Sterkfontein.
13h00 - Drive to Maropeng Visitor centre.
13h30 - The tour of Maropeng starts with the underground boat.
14h00 - Tour of the fossils and arts and craft shopping.
15h00 - The tour end and depart to Johannesburg.

This tour can also start at 13h00 or 14h00.
This tour can be customized, if you have any special interests, please let us know!

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Safety in Johannesburg

Johannesburg (Joburg) is relatively safe by world standards and every effort is being made to ensure delegates’ safety when visiting the city.
As a local government, the City takes direct responsibility for issues of safety and security and is assisting the SA Police Services (SAPS) in its efforts to reduce crime and improve safety in Joburg.

The integrated multi-agency strategy, implemented since 2004, embraces crime prevention as well as urban management and monitoring service delivery.
Johannesburg’s suburbs are well serviced by private security companies. Private business initiatives have also formed close partnerships with the various law enforcement agencies at the local level.

Safety tips

  • Graded hotels in Johannesburg have sufficient security measures in place. Contact the front desk in case of any threat while at the hotel. Keep the hotel address and/or contact details handy, in case of an emergency while out and about. Also, refer to the emergency contact numbers below.
  • Try not to walk alone in unfamiliar spaces. It is a good idea to walk with at least one other person or make sure you are accompanied by a guide during excursions.
  • It is easy to rent a car from the airport, hotel or directly online. When travelling by car, do not stop in solitary places. Avoid stopping where there is a DO NOT STOP sign in particular, as this can be risky.
  • It is safe to use metre taxis and e-hailing services like Bolt or Uber. One can take extra precautions by sharing the details of the ride and the expected time of arrival (ETA) with a friend or family.
  • It is not recommended to use public transport. Special tour buses are also readily available. Inquire with your hotel’s front desk.
  • When walking around, keep all your valuables in your inside pockets, never your back pocket, and keep your bags zipped up and difficult to access. Avoid walking around in expensive jewellery.
  • Other valuables should be stored in your hotel room safe.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and do not accept unsolicited help from strangers.

Emergency numbers (can be accessed easily from a local phone number)

No Department Telephone Email Website Social Media
1 Crime Stop 0860 010 11 socnet.saps@saps.gov.za www.saps.gov.za South African Police
Service (Facebook)
2 SAPS 10111/012 393 1000 gpjhb.central.csc@saps.gov.za www.saps.gov.za
3 Ambulance, fire,
life threatening
011 375 5911/10177 or 112 from a cell phone
4 COJ Emergency Medical Services 10177 or 112 from
a cell phone
www.joburg.org.za @CityofJoburgEMS
(Twitter)
5 JMPD 011 375 5911 www.joburg.org.za @JMPDSafety (Twitter)
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