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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12 Stars Lifestyle Apartments

From R675 pps


12 Stars luxury apartments are situated in the vibrant and central Johannesburg suburb Melville and are ideal for the business travelers or those who have a longer term stay in mind. These 12 self ... More Info

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84 on Fourth Guest House

From R325 pps


84 on Fourth Guest House offers ultra-luxury rooms at affordable rates on a bed and breakfast basis. Situated a stone’s throw from 7th Street, Melville’s main strip of restaurants, cafes, coffee bars... 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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Plumberry Place

From R350 pps


Bed and breakfast or self catering facilities. One cottage - can sleep 1-4 persons. One house can sleep up to 8 people. In country surroundings with good security... More Info

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Diamond Diggers Backpackers Lodge

From R80 pps


Diamond Diggers Backpackers situated in Kensington Johannesburg South Africa, offer various styles of accommodation including small dorms, single accommodation and en-suite rooms. Our kitchen has eve... 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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The Orient Hotel

From R500* unit

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The Orient Executive Apartments are ideally located, in the heart of the JHB CBD and surrounded by numerous restaurant's offering both local and foreign cuisine. The Orient is just a stones throw awa... More Info

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440 Riverglades

From R870* unit


440 Riverglades is centrally located in Fourways, Gauteng close to Monte Casino and all the Fourways shops. It is 5 minutes drive from Fourways Mall and close to freeways. Olivedale Mediclinic and Fou... 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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Johannesburg Reviews

Johannesburg Accommodation has been rated 4/5 based on 673 reviews.

Kensington(JHB)
Convenient to get to and from the airport, and to the N3/ N1
- Joanne Carroll

Bryanston
Bryanston is a quiet and clean place, with beautiful gardens.
- Martha Simasiku

Ferndale
Close to everything.
- Morne Erasmus

Randburg
Central to where we needed to be and the area we stayed was safe and peaceful.
- Janice Arries

Randjespark
Very nice place!
- Modise Wame