Johannesburg Hotels

One of Africa’s largest and most modern cities, Johannesburg offers visitors plenty to see and do, from a fantastic dining scene to sobering reminders of the country’s recent past. It’s easy to pass half a day at the riveting Apartheid Museum, whose powerful displays recount a century of South African history. You can also tour fascinating Soweto, the city’s most colourful township where elegant mansions stand alongside shacks and makeshift settlements.


How to get to Johannesburg

South African Airways and Qantas offer flights to Johannesburg from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.  

Johannesburg Highlights

  • One of Africa’s most vibrant, developed cities
  • Home of the deeply moving Apartheid Museum
  • Soweto, a fascinating combination of rich, poor, old and new
  • A fabulous dining scene and opportunities to sample fine South African wines
  • Gateway to great game parks including Kruger and a number of malaria-free reserves

Michelangelo Hotel

Located in affluent Sandton,the grand Michelangelo Hotel recalls the opulence of the Renaissance era, with its graceful fountains, soaring pillars and plush carpets. It offers 242 opulent guestrooms, world-class recreational facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool as well as a wealth of onsite fine dining options.

Davinci Hotel and Suites

Literally across the piazza from the Michelangelo is the property’s classy, contemporary sister – the Davinci Hotel and Suites. There are 166 spacious guestrooms at this property featuring a glamorous monochromatic palette, whilst facilities include an infinity pool, wellness spa, restaurant, wine bar and valet service.

InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers

For five-star service and facilities, choose the InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers, which offers easy access to the prestigious Sandton City Shopping Mall. Aside from beautifully appointed rooms, amenities include a restaurant, pool and gym.

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika

Guests at this premium hotel enjoy accommodation in 330 quiet and comfortable guestrooms set in tranquil well-established gardens, whilst being mere metres from bustling Nelson Mandela Square. Facilities at this historic country-style property – a local landmark –  include an outdoor pool, gym, restaurant and bar.

54 on Bath

If your taste runs to sophisticated boutique hotels, look no further than 54 on Bath. In Rosebank, a well-to-do suburb in Johannesburg’s inner north, this ultra-contemporary property features an exclusive champagne bar and 75 guestrooms with espresso machines and feather-top beds enrobed in crisp linens, set in manicured gardens.

Crowne Plaza – The Rosebank Hotel

Close to Rosebank Mall and the Johannesburg Zoo, this contemporary hotel offers 318 calm, cool guestrooms with access to a large outdoor pool, well-equipped fitness centre, day spa and a wealth of dining options including a coffee shop and old-fashioned steakhouse.

InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

If you’re looking for a luxury hotel at the airport, this InterContinental is conveniently opposite the international arrivals hall. Behind its attractive facade are all the features you’d expect of this five-star brand from a day spa to tasteful, soundproof guestrooms.

City Lodge Hotel

Also within easy walking distance to the terminal is the affordable City Lodge Hotel, which features spacious air-conditioned guestrooms, a swimming pool set in a lovely courtyard and a fitness facility. Breakfast is served daily at the restaurant, whilst there are an array of dining options available steps from this property.

Peermont D’Oreale Grande

Luxury and convenience combine at the Peermont D’Oreale Grande, situated at the Emperors Palace, a magnificent entertainment and gaming complex 10 minutes from OR Tambo Airport. This lavish hotel has 182 guestrooms, a pool, gym, day spa, restaurant and bar – everything you need for an indulgent layover.

Peermont Mondior

Also part of the sprawling Emperors Palace estate is the 4-star Peermont Mondior. This comfortable hotel has 150 guestrooms furnished in contemporary African style, an onsite restaurant which provides generous breakfasts daily as well as cocktail bar where light refreshments can be enjoyed.

Peermont Metcourt Suites

This 3-star establishment provides plenty of space for its guests to stretch out, with 77 cool and colourful modern suites, generous public areas with free Wi-Fi access and a large restaurant where breakfasts are served daily. The Emperors Palace gaming and entertainment areas are all within easy reach of this hotel.

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is set amid beautifully clipped lawns and huge ancient trees in the leafy inner northern suburb of Morningside Manor. There are 40 serene guest suites at this award-winning hotel featuring unique decorative themes ranging from pretty French provincial to exotic Chinoiserie.

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South Africa Overview

Why South Africa: Described as “a world in one country” South Africa is more than just a safari destination. The wildlife of Kruger and the many private reserves throughout the country are complemented by South Africa’s fascinating history and diverse cultures, the beautiful coastline and majestic landscapes of the Cape.

Game Viewing: Gameviewing is best during the dry season (May-Oct); however the summer months are good for general touring and sightseeing.

Culture: Many different cultures including Zulu, Swazi, Xhosa, Indian, Cape Malay and European. A unique cuisine, as well as distinct music and dance. Elegant Cape Dutch architecture.

Climate: The inland plateau has a temperate climate (17°-30°C), whilst the coast is subtropical and more humid (22°-30°C). The seasons are the same as Australia, however most of the rain falls in summer. Winters are dry and sunny, but nights can be very cold. The Western Cape is the exception, with a “Mediterranean” climate – cool, wet winters and warm dry summers (17°-24°C).

Combine With: South Africa is easily combined with neighbouring Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia or the nearby tropical island of Mauritius. Johannesburg is a very popular gateway to most of southern and eastern Africa.

Getting There: Many major airlines including South African Airways, Qantas, Etihad, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qatar, Singapore Airways and British Airways fly into Johannesburg. There are also many regional airlines such as Air Botswana, and domestic carriers that service local cities such as Cape Town and the Kruger National Park area.

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