Set amid beautifully landscaped gardens, this charming hotel offers guests a tranquil oasis in the heart of bustling Johannesburg, just minutes from the iconic Nelson Mandela Square. Delight in the medley of dining options including the elegant lobby lounge, premier Bull Run steakhouse and the quaint Colony Restaurant with alfresco terrace. Take a splash in the sparkling swimming pool, work-out in the 24-hour gym, sip cocktails at the bar and unwind in the comfort of light-filled guest rooms and deluxe suites with plush bedding.
Why we recommend the Protea Hotel Balalaika
- Charming hotel in central location
- Elegant rooms with plush bedding
- Close to Nelson Mandela Square
- Lobby lounge, steakhouse and terrace
- Swimming pool and 24-hour gym
Attractions near the Protea Hotel Balalaika
Exploring Johannesburg Zoo
You don’t have to travel far to see South Africa’s famed wildlife with a visit to the nearby Johannesburg Zoo. Popular with locals and tourists alike, the Zoo covers an area of 55 hectares and houses more than 320 species of animals. The Zoo houses numerous endangered animals such as the white rhino, wattled crane, scimitar oryx, and the black and white ruffed lemur.
You can also see the fascinating Siberian tiger, African hippo, brown bear, puff adder and Nile crocodile, along with the fastest land mammal on earth, the cheetah. Johannesburg Zoo is also devoted to providing visitors with an environmental and conservationist education through its many events and tours.
Visit the Apartheid Museum
For anyone wanting to understand and learn about the realities of apartheid in South Africa, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is a valuable excursion. The tragic cruelty and day-to-day atrocities of white minority rule in South Africa are amazingly detailed in the Museum.
Assembled by a multi-disciplinary team of filmmakers, historians, designers and curators, the series of 22 individual exhibition areas allow you to journey through the many events and human stories that make up the apartheid era. The building itself is a superior example of design, space and landscape, and offers the ideal environment in which to experience the emotional exhibits.
|Laundry service||Wheel chair access in hotel|
|Balcony / terrace (some rooms)||Concierge|
|Laundry room||Gift shop or boutique|
|Baby sitting||Swimming pool|
|Swimming pool||Health club or gym|
|Day spa||Parking valet|
|Parking cost applicable|
|Minibar (some rooms)||Air conditioning|
|Internet (wireless)||Cable TV|
|In room safe||Room service|
|Telephone||Tea and coffee making facilities|
|Internet (common wireless)||Non-smoking|