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Johannesburg Holiday Guide

Johannesburg surprises even the most experienced travellers. The city has many interesting cultural sites, beautiful attractions and a diverse population. And although there are still some no-go areas in the city, most of the city is considered safe and a joy to explore.

For beautiful views over the city, go to the Top of Africa viewpoint at the Carlton Centre. For a closer look, take a tour with a guide through Soweto to see how some of the locals live. Soweto is a series of townships consisting of cheap and makeshift housing and infrastructure. While this area can be shocking for some, most visitors are pleasantly surprised by the lively atmosphere and fascinating culture. The district also has some wild places, so we recommend you don’t go there on your own going – take a professional tour. Experience the unique atmosphere of Vilakazi Street or visit the house where Nelson Mandela once lived. Visit other important places such as the Hector Petersen Memorial and the Regina Mundi Church.

Explore some historic parts of the city with a visit to Parktown or Newtown. There you will find historical buildings, as well as streets are lined with cafés, restaurants and shops. Walk around the northern suburbs and see where the wealthier section of society live, where you will find chic boutiques, bars and restaurants.

If you are interested in history, you certainly want to visit some of Johannesburg’s top museums. Immerse yourself in the turbulent history of South Africa at the Apartheid Museum. Take a walk on Constitution Hill and visit the prison museums for more traces of the troubled history of the city. If art is your thing then a visit to the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) is definitely worthwhile; here you will find a fantastic selection of local and international art.

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, you can take a stroll through the tranquil Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden. Or if you really want to get close to nature, head to the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve where you can organize a trip to the Lion Park and see the famous wild animals of Africa.


Guide to Exploring Johannesburg


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City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport

City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport

Above Multi-Storey Parkade 2, Level 5, Kempton Park
4.0
of 5, from 195 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Kempton Park, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from International Terminal Duty Free Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kempton Park Golf Club and Festival Mall. Value Mall and K90 Shopping Centre are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£42
Tshikwalo Game Lodge

Tshikwalo Game Lodge

Plot 88 Klipdrift 90JR, Hammanskraal
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Hammanskraal, this tentalow is within 12 mi (20 km) of Pretoria Information Center, Oracle Covenant Church, and Temba City Shopping Centre. Mystic Monkeys and Feathers Wildlife Park and Rust De Winter Nature Park are also within 20 mi (32 km).

£75
Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport

Jones Road, Kempton Park
3.8
of 5, from 42 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from International Terminal Duty Free Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kempton Park Golf Club and Festival Mall. Value Mall and East Rand Mall are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£50
Premier Hotel OR Tambo

Premier Hotel OR Tambo

73 Gladiator Street, Kempton Park
4.5
of 5, from 364 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Kempton Park hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Kempton Park Golf Club and Festival Mall. International Terminal Duty Free Mall is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.

£50
Garden Court Sandton City

Garden Court Sandton City

Cnr West and Maude Street, Sandton
4.0
of 5, from 38 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton City Mall, and Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Nelson Mandela Square and The Wanderers Golf Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£85
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel Sandton Johannesburg

Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel Sandton Johannesburg

Corner of Rivonia Road and West Street, Sandton
4.4
of 5, from 185 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Sandton, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City Mall, and Sandton Convention Centre. Johannesburg Stock Exchange is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) away.

£179
InterContinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport

InterContinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport

Opposite Int'l Arrivals Hall, Kempton Park
4.7
of 5, from 68 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the business district, this luxury hotel is 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from Eastgate Shopping Centre and 15.9 mi (25.6 km) from Rosebank Mall.

£37
The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo International Airport

The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo International Airport

Corner of Bosch Street and Kempton Road, Kempton Park
3.6
of 5, from 188 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Kempton Park hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Festival Mall and Kempton Park Golf Club. International Terminal Duty Free Mall is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

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