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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.


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Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel £73
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Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

Corner Rivonia Rd. And West St., Benmore, Sandton, Gauteng
     
    4.4 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Early and late check in. Excellent and friendly services from staff and a superb location opposite the train station and 4 minute walk to Nelson Mandela square. Excellent.

    Hyatt Regency Johannesburg
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    Hyatt Regency Johannesburg

    Hyatt Regency Johannesburg

    191 Oxford Road, Johannesburg, Gauteng
       
      4.5 of 5
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      Loved absolutely everything about the hotel. Great fitness area with gym and swimming pool, amazing breakfasts and great helpful staff.

      The Maslow Hotel, Sandton £71
      Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020
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      The Maslow Hotel, Sandton

      The Maslow Hotel, Sandton

      Corner Grayston Drive and Rivonia Road, Sandton, Gauteng
         
        4.4 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Good pol,. great shuttle bus to the Mandela Mall every 30 minutes. Very good breakfast

        The Maslow Hotel, Time Square £57
        Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020
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        The Maslow Hotel, Time Square

        The Maslow Hotel, Time Square

        209 Aramist Avenue, Pretoria, Gauteng
           
          4.1 of 5
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          professuonal friendly staff - especially Khomotso who assisted woth check in and Thando with checkout. Thanl you. Convenient to nearby attractions. Will be back

          Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg
          Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020
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          Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg

          Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg

          67 Jan Smuts Avenue, Randburg, Gauteng
             
            4.7 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            The services and amenities are excellent. It site on a beautiful hill site of Johannesburg, next to the Zoo. The location is not very convenient, 30 to 40 minutes ride to the airport. There is no public transportation.

            City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport £76
            Reviewed on 31 Mar 2020
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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, OR Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park, Gauteng
               
              4.3 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Proximity to the airport was the prime attraction for us however, the staff and service was excellent.

              Enigma Hotel Apartments £21
              Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020
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              Enigma Hotel Apartments

              Enigma Hotel Apartments

              7 Middle Road, Sandton, Gauteng
                 
                3.8 of 5
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                Everything was very good,I will recommend it anytime and any day

                InterContinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport £134
                Reviewed on 29 Mar 2020
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                InterContinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport

                InterContinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport

                Opposite Int'l Arrivals Hall, O.R. Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park, Gauteng
                   
                  4.7 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Great hotel and superb location however very pricy for what you get. We were there the night before the C19 21 day country lockdown so services slightly reduced. Service however from staff was superb as you would expect.

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