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Downtown JohannesburgJohannesburg

Explore quaint Downtown Johannesburg: its football, safaris, art and more!

Check out popular sights like Carlton Centre as you discover the local area in Downtown Johannesburg.


Popular places to visit in Downtown Johannesburg

Maboneng Precinct
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Maboneng Precinct

Find out about the history of Johannesburg when you take a trip to Maboneng Precinct. Attend a sporting event or visit the shops in this quaint area.

Johannesburg Art Gallery
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Johannesburg Art Gallery

See paintings by great European masters, such as Monet and Picasso, and admire the work of South African artists at this downtown gallery.

SAB World of Beer
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SAB World of Beer

Explore the history and evolution of beer, learn about every stage of the brewing process and taste some popular South African brews.

Arts on Main
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Arts on Main

With a mix of artists’ studios, galleries, retail spaces and dining, this innovative cultural center aims to unite the artistic and creative minds of Johannesburg. 

Nelson Mandela Bridge
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Nelson Mandela Bridge

Find out about the history of Johannesburg with a stop at Nelson Mandela Bridge. Attend a sporting event or simply visit the area's shops.

Montecasino
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Montecasino

4.5/5(16 reviews)

With shops, theaters and a bird park among the attractions, there’s fun for all the family during the day and night at this Tuscan-themed entertainment center. 

Top things to do in Downtown Johannesburg

Full-Day Cradle of Humankind Tour
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Full-Day Cradle of Humankind Tour

£121
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Pretoria, Soweto & Apartheid Museum Day Tour
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Pretoria, Soweto & Apartheid Museum Day Tour

£110
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Ultimate Pilanesberg Open Vehicle Day Tour
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Ultimate Pilanesberg Open Vehicle Day Tour

£110
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Soweto Apartheid Museum and Lunch Tour
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Soweto Apartheid Museum and Lunch Tour

£57
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Half-Day Lion & Safari Park Tour
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Half-Day Lion & Safari Park Tour

£110
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Private Shuttle Service from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park
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Private Shuttle Service from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park

£285
Per adult

Top hotels in Downtown Johannesburg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Main Street Life
Main Street Life
3.5 out of 5
286 Fox St, Johannesburg, Gauteng
The price is £28 per night

Located in Downtown Johannesburg, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arts on Main and Carlton Centre. University of Witwatersrand is 2.9 mi (4.6 ...

Main Street Life
Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Parktonian All-Suite
Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Parktonian All-Suite
4 out of 5
120 De Korte Street, Johannesburg, Gauteng
The price is £51 per night

Located in Downtown Johannesburg, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Joburg Theatre and University of Witwatersrand. Carlton Centre is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away. ...

3.9/5Very Good! (300 reviews)
Very good hotel to stay in downtown Jo'burg

"It would have been nice to have a Microwave oven in the room, but otherwise it is a very nice, pleasant hotel to stay in downtown Johannesburg. Will always stay here."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020

Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Parktonian All-Suite
Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments
Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments
4 out of 5
52-54 Marshal Street, Marshaltown, Johannesburg, Gauteng
The price is £30 per night

This family-friendly Johannesburg hotel is located in the historical district, 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Museum Africa, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Apartheid Museum ...

4.1/5Very Good! (346 reviews)

"we were warned about the area of town, but never felt uncomfortable ourselves, although we didn't go out at night. uber is very easy to use all around the city, so that's how we mostly got around. the hotel itself was nice. huge rooms since it used to be apartments, nice restaurant. i only felt that ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel Apartments
Reef Hotel
Reef Hotel
4 out of 5
58 Anderson Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg, Gauteng
The price is £37 per night

Located in Downtown Johannesburg, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Standard Bank Gallery and Carlton Centre. University of Witwatersrand is 1.7 mi (2.7 ...

3.8/5Good! (194 reviews)
Good experience

"It was a good experience, the staff is friendly..I’ll recommend this place."…"

Reviewed on 27 Dec 2019

Reef Hotel
Bannister Hotel
Bannister Hotel
9 De Beer Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng
The price is £31 per night

Located in Downtown Johannesburg, this hotel is steps away from Neighbourgoods Market, CO-OP Studio and Wits Art Museum. Joburg Theatre and Origins Centre Museum ...

3.4/5Good! (27 reviews)
A good nigjt at Bannister

"The receptuin staff was very friendly and the dormitory clean."…"

Reviewed on 10 Dec 2019

Bannister Hotel
12 Decades Johannesburg Art Hotel
12 Decades Johannesburg Art Hotel
2.5 out of 5
286 Fox Street, Johannesburg, Gauteng
The price is £28 per night

Located in Downtown Johannesburg, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arts on Main and Carlton Centre. University of Witwatersrand is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away. ...

3.6/5Good! (48 reviews)

"What a vibrant hotel full of amazing art. Room was unique and loved the different concepts. Location was buzzing with locals and tourists alike. Love Maboneng. Will definitely return. They however can upgrade the amenities allot. Add in a coffee machine and bathroom amenities was lacking."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2020

12 Decades Johannesburg Art Hotel

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4/5Very Good!(75 area reviews)

While you're in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, take in top sights like Gold Reef City and jump on the metro at Ellis Park Station to see more of the city.

Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area
O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa
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O.R. Tambo

4/5Very Good!(35 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in O.R. Tambo, Emperors Palace Casino and International Terminal Duty Free Mall are top sights worth seeing.

O.R. Tambo
Muckleneuk, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Eva Johnson on trover

Muckleneuk

3/5(1 area review)

You'll appreciate the restaurants during your time in Muckleneuk and you might want to plan a stop by Loftus Versfeld Stadium and Union Buildings while you're in the area.

Muckleneuk
Pretoria Central Business District, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Pretoria Central Business District

Pretoria Central Business District is noteworthy for its bars, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Church Square and Palace of Justice.

Pretoria Central Business District