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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Somewhere between the pages of a design magazine and a family home from childhood you'll find The Hillside House. Patiently restored and imaginatively designed, this most special guest house offers th... More Info

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Ash Manor is situated in a beautiful park-like garden, which provides security, privacy and sophisticated tranquillity. The accommodation is surrounded by beautifully tended gardens and lush vegetati... More Info

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This Cape Dutch style Bed and Breakfast Lodge is in the up market Northern Suburb of Lonehill Johannesburg (one of the safest suburbs in Johannesburg) The Lodge is located in a quiet residential area... More Info

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This Quirky guest house is located in the artistic town of Melville, close to Rosebank and Johannesburg CBD as well as various varsities and hospitals. Local attractions include 27boxes, Rosebank craf... More Info

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Red Rose Bed and Breakfast is situated in a quiet boomed suburb, entrance guarded 24 hrs.... More Info

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Inspired in the African Bush and indigenous setting, Ikhaya Guest House is set in a tranquil nature reserve, a designated bird sanctuary, with sweeping views of Randburg, Sandton & Johannesburg. The r... More Info

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Marion Lodge situated in the prestigious Sandton, the heart of Johannesburg. Situated in the energetic and elegant Sandton where you can experience the beautiful South African climate in a secure and ... More Info

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The GL Cottages offer guests a haven of peace and tranquility in the midst of Johannesburg's thriving metropolis. Set high on the Observatory Ridge, where a number of National Monuments are housed, it... More Info

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Guest Satisfaction Winner in Fourways for Best Value for Money and Overall Winner for Best Establishment in Fourways 2015. Villa D'or Guest House offers high quality modern accommodation with the ... More Info

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Rosebank Boarding House is quite and well balanced, walking distance from The Mall of Rosebank and excellent night life to suite all tastes. perfect for travelers working away from home. ... More Info

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Johannesburg Reviews

Craighall Park
Lovely quiet area
- Emilda Naidoo

Bryanston
Residential suburb close to Sandton and with excellent transport links to work, amenities and the airport
- Susanne Prudlow

North Riding
A wonderful place to visit
- Mark Allen Modimoofile

Bryanston
I love Bryanston
- Joel Kalonji

Olivedale
Olivedale is a lovely and quiet suburb. We really enjoyed our stay
- Nkunda Vundamina