Accommodation near Ellis Park Stadium

Ellis Park Stadium is located in the south east of Johannesburg in the Doornfontein neighbourhood. The stadium's history dates all the way back to the 1920's, when the then Transvaal Rugby Union needed a new headquarters.

Without access to their original sporting complex, the rugby union approached the City of Johannesburg about appropriating a patch of land which was being used as a quarry and garbage dump in the suburb of Doornfontein. Such are the roots of the Ellis Park Stadium. In October 1927 the rental agreement between the rugby union and the city was signed, after a Mr JD Ellis of the Johannesburg City Council approved the construction of the stadium. As you might've guessed, the stadium was subsequently named after him. The stadium's construction took 8 months, and just a year after the rental agreement was signed, the first rugby test match was played at Ellis Park in 1928.

Throughout the years the stadium has gone through a number of ups and downs. In 2001 it was the sight of a stampede, where 43 people were killed during a soccer match between the Orlando Pirates and the Kaiser Chiefs. In 2008 its name was changed to Coca-Cola Park after a naming agreement was signed with the soft drink giant. In 2009 it underwent renovations to modernise and enlarge it slightly, and in 2012, at the end of the agreement, its name returned to Ellis Park Stadium.

These days the stadium has a capacity of 65 567 which is inclusive of 350 private suites of varying sizes. It is the headquarters of the South African National Rugby Union and is the home stadium of Orlando Pirates, a Premier Soccer League team, and the Lions, a Super Rugby team.

The Ellis Park Stadium is synonymous with rugby but also hosts soccer and the occasional outdoor concert.

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Troyeville Hotel
0.5 km

From R590* unit


The Troyeville Hotel, first licensed in 1939, is a Johannesburg original. Serving award-winning Portuguese cuisine, it's been the hangout for artists, musicians, political activists and sports fans fo... More Info

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G-Lodge
0.6 km

From R350* unit


Services: . A light breakfast is available daily . 24 hour vending machines  stocked with snacks and beverages . Indoor and secure parking . 24 hour reception service .Transfers available. ... More Info

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Grace and Gift Guesthouse
0.6 km

From R300 pps


G&G is a furnished Guest House with a unique atmosphere for relaxation and fulfillment for guests and visitors from anywhere in the world. G & G is situated at No. 6 Gordon road, Bertrams in the hear... More Info

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12 Decades Art Hotel - Urban Hip Hotels
0.7 km

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Each room at the 12 Decades represents a significant period in Johannesburg's colourful history. Occupying the first decade from 1886 - 1896, "Vision-Main Street Life" depicts the speculation that the... More Info

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Anchor Guest Lodge
1.2 km

From R300* unit


Welcome to Anchor Guest Lodge. Anchor Guest Lodge is well known as a "Place of Peace and Comfort". It prides itself in providing personalised services and clean rooms all en-suite at competitive pric... More Info

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Diamond Diggers Backpackers Lodge
1.7 km

From R150 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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Faircity Mapungubwe
1.8 km

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The Johannesburg inner city is abuzz with business travellers from around South Africa as well as abroad. Faircity Mapungubwe offers busy business travellers and leisure guests alike, the opportunity ... More Info

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Lubamba Guest Lodge
1.9 km

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Whether you travelling on business or you are just passing through Johannesburg Lubamba Guest Lodge is your kind of place. Lubamba Guest Lodge is the best value accommodation to be found. Centrally an... More Info

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GL Cottages
2.2 km

From R600 pps

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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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The Reef Hotel
2.2 km

From R725 pps

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The Reef Hotel is located in the Financial District Johannesburg and with views of an ever-bustling city, this is a well-appointed, modern 4* Johannesburg hotel. The hotel is situated close to all maj... More Info

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