O. R. Tambo International Airport welcomes nearly twenty million passengers every year as the main airport serving Johannesburg and South Africa, and is one of the few world airports offering non-stop flights to every world continent except Antarctica. Europcar is proud to have outlets in O. R. Tambo International Airport, always standing by to help with any of your car hire requirements. Our fleet of modern, safe and reliable vehicles is ready and able to cater for any carrying capacity or budget, and services like easy online booking, express pick-up, optional satellite navigation, child seats and additional driver cover are there to help your trip out from O. R. Tambo International Airport to get underway easily. Our expert customer service team is always there, dedicated to doing its best to help with any queries, worries or concerns.
O. R. Tambo International Airport, previously known as Johannesburg International, is currently the largest and busiest airport in South Africa, sharing its duties in serving Johannesburg with Lanseria International Airport, Rand and Grand Central Airports. O. R. Tambo International Airport handles flights from all over Africa, as well as many destinations in Europe and the UK, the US and Canada, the Middle East, South America, India, China, Russia and the South Pacific. The airport is the main hub for South African Airways and is located about 25 minutes from central Johannesburg, along the R24 road by car, in the city of Kempton Park, Gauteng. The airport sits almost 5500 feet above mean sea level, and features one of the world's longest international airport runways.
The City of Johannesburg – The largest city in South Africa, and one of the fifty largest urban centres in the world, Jo'burg has normally been considered a mere stopover on the way to Cape Town, Durban or Kruger National Park. However, the city has been rapidly changing into the new and vibrant heart of South Africa. After almost 20 years of decline and decay, the city is now looking towards a brighter future with modern and popular office spaces and loft apartments appearing throughout the city centre, while new cultural districts are springing up also, teeming with restaurants, cafes, museums and theatres. Shopping is a popular visitor pastime, with popular malls including Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square. Inspirational sights that show the city's drive to move forward, such as Constitution Hill – built on the site of the prison that held people like Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi – mix with stark reminders of the country's troubled past, like the Apartheid Museum.
The Cradle of Humankind – About thirty miles north west of Johannesburg is 180 square mile collection of caves and dig sites that yielded the 2.3 million-year-old fossil Australopithecus africanus, and many other examples of very early human remains over the past seventy years. The site has a modern visitors centre that gives a fascinating look at the dawn of humanity.
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