Johannesburg may lack the natural beauty of Cape Town, but its rapidly expanding repertoire of places to dance, dine and doze give the capital a run for its money read more...
Pick your perfect inner city precinct
South Africa's largest city is a rollercoaster of culture, from big business propelling the country to street vendors trying their luck at traffic lights. Scattered throughout the CBD and surrounds is a great diversity of Johannesburg accommodation; bargain bed and breakfasts, swanky 5-star hotels and everything in between.
Book your Johannesburg hotel near Newtown or the cultural precinct known as the Market Theatre area to take advantage of the city's thriving nightlife, or in Melville to be within reach of the popular restaurants on 7th Street. A favourite student hangout close to the university, Melville has plenty of budget lodges and guest houses, with more mid-range stays extending into Rosebank and Parktown.
Lashings of luxury in Joburg
For those looking to amp up their Johannesburg holiday with a spacious and meticulously styled suite or a spot of pampering at the hotel spa, there is an assortment of luxury accommodation at the ready. A high concentration of deluxe stays exist in Sandton, with a few notable establishments in Rosebank as well.
Among the top luxury hotels in Johannesburg are the Hyatt Regency – where you can embrace all-out indulgence at the Zulu-inspired Phumula Spa – and the Hilton Sandton, which doubles as a business and entertainment venue. Also in Sandton , the 5-star Radisson Blu offers a selection of beautifully styled standard rooms and penthouse suites.
Keeping close to the airport
The O.R. Tambo International Airport, otherwise known as the Johannesburg International Airport, is located just over 20 kilometres from the city centre. Save on the hefty taxi fare by booking your stay close to the airport and get some R&R as soon as possible after your lengthy flight.
Suburbs near the airport include Kempton Park, Edenvale and Bredell. Guest houses aplenty trace the highways skirting the airport, including the Africas Tribes and Aero lodges. There are a couple of larger 4-star hotels not too far away, such as the Protea Hotel OR Tambo, the stylish Aviator Hotel OR Tambo and the Airport Grand Hotel and Conference Centre.
Hyatt Regency Johannesburg Rosebank, Johannesburg
This hotel is situated in the modern suburb of Rosebank. It is across the road from shopping centres and cinemas. Hyatt Regency Johannesburg is easily accessible to the banking district of Sandton CBD and Constitution Hill. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are available at this property.<br><br>This hotel has great tech savvy amenities and warm guest services. It is known for its vibrant African-inspired decor and great facilities such a outdoor heated swimming pool and steam room.
Courtyard Eastgate Johannesburg South
The Courtyard Hotels offer the discerning guest an exclusive and gracious alternative to an ordinary hotel. Each Courtyard Hotel has its own distinct atmosphere, although they all share an air of elegance and charm not readily found today. (AHJ1208)
Four Seasons The Westcliff Johannesburg
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg the Westcliff makes guests feel like they are staying in a luxury Tuscan estate.
Palazzo Montecasino Johannesburg South
One of Johannesburg's most luxurious hotels and it's most popular for those wanting the entertainment of the casino attached. The huge outdoor heated swimming pool is surrounded by landscaped gardens and has sun loungers - guests can order food and drinks by the pool. The hotel also has a gym, business centre and is attached the famous casino by a covered walkway. The casino building also has shops, restaurants and bars. (AHJ 0708)
Garden Court Or Tambo Airport Johannesburg
Guests can relax besides the pool and transport is available to the casino, shopping malls and cinemas. The hotel also has facsimile and copying services available. 0708AHJ
Garden Court Milpark Johannesburg South
The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool. 0309ahj
Intercontinental Or Tambo Johannesburg
A great, relaxing place to begin or end a journey to South Africa's capital city. Everything is close to hand and suitable for either a short or long stay. The Airport Sun Inter-Continental also offers in-room dining with an optional 'flight friendly' menu, allowing long-haul passengers to dine before boarding, then settle down for an uninterrupted night's journey. (AHJ 0708)
City Lodge At Or Tambo Airport Johannesburg
Based at Africa's busiest airport City Lodge at OR Tambo Airport provides business and leisure travellers with home away from home accommodation that is ideal for those commuting to and from Johannesburg and perfect for those who require immediate access to the airport. OR Tambo International Airport offers a number of services from banking to a wide range of retailers, so whether it's a good book or a scrumptious meal, the airport facilities have everything you need.