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.

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