Johannesburg Accommodation

Johannesburg is South Africa’s largest city and the hub of the country’s commercial, financial, industrial and mining activities. It is situated in the province of Gauteng in the interior of South Africa. Its position on the Highveld plateau affects its climate, bringing hot summer days, punctuated by afternoon thundershowers, and cool, sunny days with very cold nights in winter. Generally the climate is mild so staying in Johannesburg at any time of year will be a pleasant experience.

Gauteng, owing to its situation on the diamond and gold-rich belt of the Witwatersrand, is one of the wealthiest regions in Sub-Saharan Africa and much of this wealth is concentrated in Joburg. This explains the city’s vast expansion as more and more people flock to the urban area to take advantage of its booming economy. Given its focus on commercial and financial enterprises, it is not generally known as a popular tourist destination but being the location of OR Tambo, South Africa’s biggest international airport, it sees lots of tourists passing through and a lot has been done to make the place more appealing to tourists.

Many of the Johannesburg tourist attractions relate to South Africa’s Apartheid history. The Apartheid Museum is one such example. It is a relatively new museum and curated in such a way as to give visitors the sense that they are actually living in the Apartheid era, being assigned a race and receiving different treatment accordingly. The Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial in Soweto is also a significant historical sight which will no doubt enlighten its visitors.

Soweto, the large township in the south of Johannesburg, has become a tourist attraction in itself. Many companies offer tours of the township allowing visitors to glimpse what life looks like within the township’s boundaries. Not only will you get to meet some locals but share in a traditional meal too.

Some other notable suburbs of Joburg include Sandton, a wealthy business area and home to the Sandton Convention Centre and the Sandton Shopping Centre, pockets such as Melville, Parkhurst, Greenside and Rosebank, renowned for their boho atmosphere, sidewalk cafes and bars, and the wealthy northern suburbs such as Bryanston, Houghton and Sandhurst.

Attractions close to Johannesburg include the Cradle of Human Kind at Sterkfontein, Sun City entertainment resort outside Rustenburg and many game reserves within a few hours’ drive of the city.

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The Royal Princess Garden Fourways

From R1800* unit


The Royal Princess Garden Fourways is a self-catering unit built with a holistic approach in harmony with nature, offering the serene atmosphere of an exclusive African nook. Nestled inside a secu... More Info

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No'31

From R450 pps


THIS IS LUXURY - 3 Star Superior equivalent at affordable rates - Spacious and Classically Furnished, Inside a Secure Boomed Suburb, this 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Airconditioned Apartment sleeps 4. Self... More Info

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No 5 on Franschoek

From R420 pps


For luxurious accommodation in Sandton, one needs to look no further than No 5 On Franschoek Guesthouse. Only minutes away from the office parks and business premises of Rivonia, Sunninghill, Woodmead... More Info

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Grendon House

From R900* unit


Grendon House a 4 star guest house is only 7 kms from Sandton City and Sandton Gautrain station. Set on an acre of beautiful gardens, in a prestigious northern suburb of Johannesburg, you awake to t... More Info

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Sandhurst Towers

From R1400* unit


In the Sandton CBD in walking distance to Sandton City and Sandton Convention Centre where most local and international events are held regularly. There is a 24 hr manned security control where hig... More Info

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The Peech Hotel

From R2120* unit


sixteen (16)The Peech Hotel is Joburg’s ‘chic’ boutique hotel. Situated at 61 North Street, in Melrose it offers sixteen (16) bedrooms and suites, a Bistro restaurant with champagne bar and a boardroo... More Info

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49 On Norman Guesthouse

From R365 pps

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49 on Norman is a four star graded guest house designed with the discerning business traveler and tourist in mind - providing luxury, comfort and spacious accommodation in a stylish setting. Ultimatel... More Info

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Harris House Bed & Breakfast

From R435 pps


Tranquil, up market property.Central to Sandton City, JHB CBD and Cresta shopping centre. Ruimsig, Randpark & Dainfern golf courses a chip & putt away. 30 minutes from Oliver Tambo Airport. 10 minute... More Info

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Heatherdale Guest House

From R1705* unit

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Heatherdale Guest Lodge and Conference Centre nestled in four acres of beautiful and secure wooded gardens in the heart of North Riding Country Estates close to the Dome at Northgate Randburg. This... More Info

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The Space Guest House

From R550 pps

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The Space Guest House is centrally located in the heart of trendy Melville, close to SABC, Media 24 and the University of Johannesburg. The guest house is on Melville’s vibrant main road which boasts ... More Info

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Johannesburg Reviews

Johannesburg Accommodation has been rated 4/5 based on 668 reviews.

Randburg
Very good
- Bongi Makhaye

Fourways
Love it, so much to do within the area.
- Barenda Beelien

Braamfontein
Very comfortable place. The shops, streets and the people are nice and I'll encourage any person to visit Braamfontein.
- Mrs M. Henning

Linden
Very conveniently situated for our needs.
- Sheri Stone

Rivonia
Just delightful
- Donnie Govender