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.

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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

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Below are some of our preferred lodges, hotels and camps in Johannesburg. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

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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Below are some of our preferred lodges, hotels and camps in South Africa. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

andBeyond Kirkman’s Kamp

One of South Africa's most prestigious luxury safari lodges, andBeyond Kirkman's Kamp is situated in the leopard-rich Sabi Sand Private Game Reserves.

andBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge

andBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge is an architectural wonder - a collection of suites seemingly suspended from cliff face over a valley many metres below.

andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge

Blending beautifully into the surrounding bush, andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge is the kind of place where you’re much more likely to see wildlife than people.

Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa

At the edge of charming Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands, Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa offers the ultimate in luxury accommodation and fine dining.

Dulini Lodge

Dulini Lodge nestles in a grove of ancient hardwood trees on the peaceful banks of the Mabrak River in the celebrated Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

Franschhoek Country House and Villas

Just outside of Franschhoek village lies a lovely original homestead with many decorative accents that allude to the property’s rich history. Innovative regional cuisine awaits you at the

Greenfire Game Lodge

Situated on the 50,000 hectare privately owned Balule Nature Reserve, this small luxury safari lodge virtually guarantees good game sightings.

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Overlooking Walker Bay on South Africa's Western Cape, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is an oasis of luxury set amid unique native wilderness - a magnet for rare birds.

Idube Game Lodge

Idube is a classic safari lodge that offers all the wildlife found in South Africa's celebrated Kruger National Park with none of the crowds.

Kings Camp

In the Timbavati Private Reserve which shares a boundary with Kruger National Park, Kings Camp faces a waterhole visited by an endless parade of wildlife.

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Malaria-free Kwandwe Private Game Reserve on South Africa’s Eastern Cape offers five safari lodges, each designed to showcase the remote beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Le Quartier Francais

Set in the peaceful village of Franschhoek, Le Quartier Francais invites visitors to indulge in absolute luxury and sumptuous cuisine.

Leadwood Lodge

Stunning Leadwood Lodge sits in a grove of ancient hardwood trees at the confluence of the Sand and Mabrak rivers in the exclusive Sabi Sand Private Game Reserves.

Leeu Estates

Leeu Estates is a 17-room country house and boutique winery in the Frankshoek Valley and is the flagship property of Leeu Collection

Leeu House

Elegant Leeu House is an enchanting combination of casual country living and world-class luxury set in the charming, historic village of Franschhoek.

Londolozi Founders Camp

This relaxed safari lodge nestles in ancient forest along the Sand River, offering activities for all the family from yoga to an entertaining kids' program.

Londolozi Pioneer Camp

Luxurious Londolozi Pioneer Camp consists of 3 secluded suites in the heart of the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve near Kruger National Park.

Londolozi Private Granite Suites

Londolozi’s adults-only Private Granite Suites are set amid great boulders and large trees, natural features which have influenced the property’s interiors and organic colour palette.

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South Africa Overview

Why travel to 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.

When is the best time to view animals in South Africa? Gameviewing is best during the dry season (May-Oct); however the summer months are good for general touring and sightseeing.

What is the culture of South Africa? 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.

What is the climate in South Africa? 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).

What can I combine South Africa 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.

How to get to South Africa?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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