A bustling hub of South African commerce, Johannesburg is set only 50km away from its twin city Pretoria in the almost entirely urban province of Gauteng. The city is alive with character and there's plenty to explore with a vast array of shops, restaurants and luxury hotels to ease visitors into inner-city life.
Affectionately referred to as Jo'burg, this sprawling metropolis is mostly used as a stop-over destination before moving on to another destination, as such its distinctive charisma and culture is too often overlooked.
The city's Apartheid Museum is an important point of interest if you wish to learn more about South Africa's struggle with equality while the Soweto Township is an intrinsic part of staying in the city. Here you can glimpse Jo'burg's contrasting stratums of wealth with special tours and see the only street on earth here two Nobel Peace Prize winners lived. With holidays to Johannesburg there are plenty of other attractions besides: the Cradle of Humankind offers insight into humanity's past while the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens provides a unique break from city life.
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The DaVinci is a luxurious city hotel found on Nelson Mandela Square in the affluent suburb of Sandton. Offering a wide range of facilities you are guaranteed a comfortable stay.
This airport hotel is situated within walking distance from the terminals at OR Tambo International Airport. With it's unique positioning this is the ideal stop-over property.
Found within the complex of Oliver Tambo Johannesburg Airport, the City Lodge is ideal for commuting to and from Johannesburg and a good stopover hotel, within easy walking distance of the airport's international terminal.
Found in the prestigious suburb of Sandton, The Saxon is a luxurious property offering a range of superb facilities and is an excellent choice of accommodation while staying in the city.
The Michelangelo is a comfortable and luxurious city hotel found on Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton. Expect well-appointed facilities and excellent service.
Only minutes from the OR Tambo International Airport, this property is an ideal stopover accommodation while staying in Johannesburg.
An excellent base from which to explore Johannesburg, Protea Hotel Balalaika is a well-appointed city hotel set in the prestigious suburb of Sandton.
A luxury boutique hotel set in the quiet suburb of Houghton. Explore Johannesburg from this elegant accommodation and return at night to stylish rooms and friendly staff.
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