Johannesburg Travel Guide


Johannesburg is full of accommodation to suit any type of budget, from the ultimate in luxury & expense, to backpacker lodges.



90 George Ave90 George Ave, SandringhamPhone: +27 (0)11 640-1856Price: From R250Very hospitable guesthouse, on lovely property, near to film studios and 6 km (3.8 mi) from Melrose Arch.
The Backpacker's Ritz1A North Rd, Dunkeld WestPhone: +27 +(0)11 325-7125Price: From R90 dorm bed to R287 double roomExcellent views of the city, reasonable prices and an extremely helpful travel desk with information about all aspects of travel in South Africa. Also have airport transfers.
Johannesburg BackpackersUmgwezi Rd, EmmarentiaPrice: From R110Located in the very safe area of Emmarentia this is the new place from the people at Cape Town Backpackers. Its fun, friendly and clean. They also have regular theme nights in the funky bar and have various options for sleeping from dorms to ensuites.
Zoo Lodge233a Jan Smuts Ave, Parktown NorthPhone: +27 (0)11 788-5182Price: From R80-200This backpacker lodge is in a good location; close to Johannesburg Zoo and Rosebank Mall and on a bus route. Airport and train station pickups available.

Guesthouses / bed & breakfasts

Melville Arch113 St Swithins Ave, MelvillePrice: From R350 single (R450 en suite)Nice affordable bed and breakfast a short walk from Melville's bars and restaurants.
House of Pharaohs Guesthouse and Conference CentreNo. 1 Gaunt Road, Bryanston Ext 5Phone: +27 11 706 7148Price: Rates start at 500 ZARAll rooms are equipped with Air-conditioning/fan with heating, coolingPrivate en-suite bathroom with shower/bath, Flat-screen TV with DSTV, High-speed wireless Internet connectivity and Mini-bar. Some of its facilities and services are Bar, room service, conference rooms, banquet facilities, swimming pool, Wireless Internet access, Secretarial services, photocopy and fax services.
9 in Observatory Guesthouse190 Regent Str East, ObservatoryPhone: +27 (0)1164 84367Price: R380 single en suite, inc cooked breakfastPerhaps the best value in Johannesburg. Set in leafy Observatory overlooking the golf course this comfortable place is a short drive from both the CBD and Norwood's restaurants. However its not really walking distance from anywhere (except the golf course) so not a good choice if you don't have a car. Has free wifi also.
Melville Manor Guest HousePhone: +27 +27 0117268765Price: +/- R570.00This guesthouse has 7 seven different suites suiting different budgets. Swimming pool, outside patio, WiFi and breakfast served daily.
Blue Chip AccommodationProvides various self catering apartments around the Sandton/Johannesburg area which enables the traveler to feel more at home. The apartments have fully equipped kitchens as well as a lounge with a television/prepaid telephone, bathroom/s, bedroom/s and either private balconies or gardens. All located in secure complexes with 24 hr guard and swimming pool.
The Lion ParkPhone: +27 (0)11 460-1814In Fourways and offers semi-luxurious self-catering tents.
Protea Hotel WanderersCnr Corlett Dr & Rudd Rd, IllovoPhone: +27 (0)11 770-5500Price: From R210 sharedClose to Rosebank and Sandton
The Purple Fig Guest House10 Wargrave Rd, Auckland ParkPhone: +27 (0)73 248-5480Self catering apartments. Fully equipped kitchens, eating areas, lounge, sunny patio and television, bathroom/s, bedroom/s. Facilities also include beautiful gardens, outside pool and Tibetan yoga sessions.
Umfula Guest Lodge7 Bromley Close, BryanstonPhone: +27 (0)11 706-4809Price: From R485 pps4-star accommodation. Small,homey house. Owner/manager cooks personal breakfast every morning. Can organize tours. Basic rooms with just enough luxury.

Johannesburg also caters for those who are looking for a luxurious stay, with five-star hotels.

Many of these are located in the Sandton area.

Don Rosebank Hotel10 Tyrwhitt AvePhone: +27 (0)11 880-1666Don Rosebank has a total of 56 letting units set on ground plus three storeys. The rooms are fully equipped and are serviced on a daily basis.
Hampshire Hotel Midrand, JohannesburgPhone: +27 (0)800 426-774Offers conference & meeting venues as well as special deals for family & leisure holidays and business travel.
Highland View Executive Guesthouse164 Highland Rd, KensingtonPhone: +27 (0)11 615-9001Offers double en-suites and self-contained apartments. All suites have their own private entrances which open onto the patio which is set in a lush, peaceful landscaped garden. There is a warm ambiance to the guest house as well as spacious interiors.
The Melrose Arch hotel1 Melrose Sq, Melrose ArchPhone: +27 (0)21 430-5302Locked away in the Melrose Arch complex this is a great hotel, with all the facilities you would expect from a 5 star deluxe hotel.
Lesedi Cultural VillagePhone: +27 (0)12 205-1394Offers traditionally themed accommodation with modern conveniences.
Hyatt Regency Johannesburg191 Oxford Rd, RosebankPhone: +27 (0)11 280-1234259 rooms & suites with African-inspired dcor, black granite bath, work area with high-speed internet access, daily newspaper and evening turndown. Regency Club Lounge for free continental breakfast, evening cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
The WestcliffPhone: +27 (0)11 481-6000Hotel with hillside setting and cascading sculpted gardens along with elegantly opulent accommodation. Great facilities and several restaurants and bars.
Mount Grace Country House & Spa5-star hotel and spa just outside of Johannesburg.
12 Decades Art HotelMain Street Life Building, 286 Fox Str, Maboneng PrecinctPhone: 0861 548 548Rooms are conceptualised to interpret each decade of Johannesburg's history.
African Rock Hotels48 de Villiers Ave, van Riebeeck Estate, Kempton Park.Phone: +2711 976 3486This boutique hotel is in the quiet suburb of Kempton Park, away from the flight path of arriving and departing planes. It has a lush tropical garden, a swimming pool and large patio. The interior look and feel boosts a successful fusion of African, Western and Oriental design trends and offers a warm, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. The architecture is contemporary, includes all modern day technologies and is practical and comfortable. The conference room is equipped with a one of its kind suspended boardroom table and has all the facilities required to ensure a successful meeting.

source: Wikivoyage

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