Kensington(JHB) Accommodation

Kensington is an old suburb of Johannesburg in Gauteng. Having been established by Max Langermann in 1897, it is indeed among the oldest suburbs in the city. During the 1980’s and 90’s it was renowned as a hang-out for the artsy, intellectual Johannesburg set, and while its identity as such is no longer so strong, there are other aspects of the suburb that will never change.

Kensington was developed on a group of koppies (small, flat-topped hills) which gives the neighbourhood a ‘hilly identity’ and some of the homes benefit from this with a good view. The area was also planted with many trees during the early 1900’s which has resulted in a vibe similar to those of woodlands areas.

Kensington is located to the east of Johannesburg’s central business district and is bordered to the east by Bedfordview. Its position within the city makes it accessible and ensures visitors are close to some really interesting Joburg attractions.

One of Joburg’s trendy neighbourhoods, Melville is right next door, so those who enjoy city night life will not be left wonting. Kensington itself is also a lively restaurant area and is also home to a number of antique shops. As with most parts of Johannesburg, shopping malls aren’t far away, and the giant Eastgate Shopping Centre is right on Kensington’s doorstep. Newtown, one of the city centre’s gentrified suburbs is a living art gallery with graffiti works splashing the public spaces left right and centre. It is a five minute drive away.

For a more sedate, suburban vibe, the Bruma Lake Flea Market is a nice place to visit on a weekend morning, while Gillooly’s Farm in neighbouring Bedfordview is a great place to escape the city for a picnic. It is also intriguing given its status as a working farm in the heart of a city.

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Eastgate Palms Lodge

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Welcome to Eastgate Palms Lodge Natural, serene, restful and romantic, Eastgate Palms Lodge is an elegant bed & breakfast. It is situated at 30 Kitchener Avenue, Kensington, Johannesburg, 15 km from... More Info

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Honey Pot Kensington

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We are a newly renovated guest house, with a new warm décor style, that will give you the feel of comfort and pleasure away from home. We promise to make your stay a comfortable and memorable one... More Info

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The Nymphe Cottage

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Looking for comfortable, yet affordable, Johannesburg accommodation in a cosy cottage, offering sincere and friendly hospitality & suitable for both business and leisure travellers. Located in Kensing... More Info

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House on York

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House on York offers elegant, well-appointed en-suite rooms, individually decorated with style and comfort. Set in Kensington South, Johannesburg within walking distance of beautiful antique shops and... More Info

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Margarets Place

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Margaret’s Place provides self catering accommodation in Johannesburg, South Africa. We are 15 km from O.R.Tambo Johannesburg International Airport, 1.5 km from the Eastgate Shopping Centre and 7km fr... More Info

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Diamond Diggers Backpackers Lodge

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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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Queens Place

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The Guest House is situated on Queens Street, Kensington, which is a Johannesburg suburb. Its location is just off the main road between the Oliver Tambo Airport and the Johannesburg city centre. The ... More Info

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Willy's Chateau

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This homely well situated, in one of the oldest historical suburb of Johannesburg, guest house. An ideal place for business & holiday traveler alike. The Chateau offers a range of comfortable, pr... More Info

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12 Decades Art Hotel - Urban Hip Hotels

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The design of the rooms focuses primarily on the stages in setting up and understanding a new democracy. The division of the rooms into three distinct parts creates the journey from past, through pres... More Info

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Kensington(JHB) Reviews

Kensington(JHB) Accommodation has been rated 4/5 based on 30 reviews.

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

Kensington(JHB)
Very nice place.
- Emmarette Ackerman

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Kensington is a quaint suburb which seems to be in a bit of a time warp. With lots of antique shops enhancing the feeling of stepping back in time.
Lots of lovely little places to eat and enjoy a drink after a hectic day it the city.

- Nigel Taft

Kensington(JHB)
A very nice, safe place to stay
- Hesbon Nyaori

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Loved the area. Within walking distance of the wonderful Eastgate Shopping Centre where there are great and varied stores and plenty of places to eat. Would definitely recommend Kensington as an area to stay.
- Robert Chatterton