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Things to do in OR Tambo International Airport (JNB)

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in OR Tambo International Airport (JNB). How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in OR Tambo International Airport (JNB).

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  • Chocolats Marionettes

    Alongside the Toblerone and Belgian Cote d’Or treats at this duty-free emporium, you’ll find the justifiably famous Chocolats Marionettes—handmade ... More
  • Exclusive Books

    The Barnes & Noble of South Africa carries international fashion magazines, novels, story collections, cookbooks, and more. Among the greatest hits... More
  • Indaba Lifestyle

    For handcrafted African-motif housewares and curios with contemporary style, head to the airport outpost of this upmarket South African chain. The ... More
  • Letsema Xpress Spa

    A full range of spa services—from express mani-pedis, facials, and waxing to full-body table massages—is offered at this sanctuary. Fight off jet l... More
  • Makgala’s Jewellers

    The glittering necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets displayed at this high-end jewelry shop are all designed and made in South Africa. There a... More
  • Music Moods

    You’ll likely hear this store before you see it. Celebrating the African continent’s vibrant voices, the CDs here—in heavy rotation as well as for ... More
  • Out of Africa

    This gallery and shop showcases artworks and indigenous crafts from all over the African continent. Carved wooden masks, figurines, and abstract sc... More
  • Shongololo Lounge

    Open to all walk-in passengers for a fee of R300 (about $36), this African-style lounge is the perfect place to unwind between flights. It’s on par... More
  • Taste of Africa

    From Mrs. Ball’s chutneys to locally harvested rooibos teas, this gourmet shop stocks a wide selection of South African food products. Bags of orga... More

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