Accommodation in Johannesburg, Gauteng
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||Graton Guest House||Johannesburg||Guest House|
|Visiting relatives, shopping, or just passing through? Experience 5-star hospitality at our oasis of peace conveniently situated in bustling Jozi. 5 double rooms, 4 en-suite, all with TV, telephone, clock-radio, hair-dryer, tea/coffee tray and complimentary fruit. Lap-top? There’s an ADSL line w...|
||Ekala Guest Farm and Eco Tours||Johannesburg||Guest House|
|Ekala is a Johannesburg Guest House for those discerning travelers or business executives who prefer the luxuries of home to hotel regimentation. Ekala offers everything you can expect in a Johannesburg hotel and much more. It is homely and comfortable and maintains a high degree of business profici...|
||Sunnyside Park Hotel||Johannesburg||Hotel / Lodge|
|A unique 4 star National Heritage Hotel, built in 1895 set in beautiful gardens within easy access of major highways close to the CBD areas of Johannesburg and Sandton. The Hotel has recently been refurbished keeping in line with the Victorian style setting. The hotel now boasts 154 bedrooms in tot...|
|Abbotsford House||Johannesburg||Guest House|
|Avondsrus B&B||Johannesburg||Bed & Breakfast|
|Bailiwick Manor||Johannesburg||Bed & Breakfast|
|Bass Lake Adventures||Johannesburg||Hotel / Lodge|
|Benvenuto||Johannesburg||Bed & Breakfast|
|Budmarsh Lodge||Johannesburg||Hotel / Lodge|
|Clovelly Fairways||Johannesburg||Guest House|
|Dibelzo's Guest House||Johannesburg||Bed & Breakfast|
|Gecko Ridge Guest House||Johannesburg||Bed & Breakfast|
|Gemini Backpackers Lodge||Johannesburg||Hotel / Lodge|
|Goba Lodge B&b||Johannesburg||Bed & Breakfast|
|Houghton Estate||Johannesburg||Guest House|
|Iketleng in the Gardens||Johannesburg||Guest House|
|Jubilee Lodge Guest House||Johannesburg||Bed & Breakfast|
|Lindbergh Private Game Estate||Johannesburg||Hotel / Lodge|
|Lolo's Guest House||Johannesburg||Guest House|
|Orion Hotel Devonshire||Johannesburg||Hotel / Lodge|
|Planet Hotels Lapeng Conference Centre||Johannesburg||Hotel / Lodge|
|Protea Hotel Lesedi Cultural Village||Johannesburg||Hotel / Lodge|
|Protea Hotel Parktonian||Johannesburg||Hotel / Lodge|
|Protea Hotel Transit||Johannesburg||Hotel / Lodge|
|Rambling Gardens Guesthouse||Johannesburg||Bed & Breakfast|
|Rock Lodge||Johannesburg||Hotel / Lodge|
|Rockridge Manor||Johannesburg||Bed & Breakfast|
|Sunnyside Park Hotel||Johannesburg||Hotel / Lodge|
|Umzila Kosher Wildlife Tours||Johannesburg||Guest House|
|Waterfront Guest House||Johannesburg||Guest House|
One of the world's most cosmopolitan cities, Johannesburg is an interesting melting-pot of race and culture. Its lively streets reflect the diversity of people populating the city - Europeans, Americans and Australians flocked here to seek their fortunes during the gold rush of the late 19th century. As the city expanded from a fledgling town to a beating heart of prosperity, traders and entrepreneurs from India, China, lapan and Eastern Europe also laid down their roots, in recent years, West, East and Central Africans have m^de their home here, adding their own distinct
Easily laying claim to the title of cultural capital of South Africa, the city that truly has it all boasts a variety of impressive options for the visitor - exciting nightclubs for ever taste, theatres - including the world- famous Market Theatre in Newtown; and music venues such as the legendary Kippies, where one can jive to the rhythms of jazz maestros. Brimming with quaint and delightful flea and craft martkets from Rosebank Rooftop to vast Bruma Lake, the array of uniquely South African creations on offer in the city is endless.
Possessing its own symphony orchestra; Joburg is also fertile ground for a diversity of other musical groups. These include the highly popular Buskaid Soweto String Project, which
Famed for quality antiques, Parkhurst is a collector's dream while Hyde Park Corner abounds with exclusive boutiques, A key focus for traders from all around the continent, Joburg gives the opportunity, at authentic stores such as Art Africa, to browse through an array of
THE STRUGGLE ROUTE
However, long before that, the streets of Joburg were alive with the sounds of
Another township must is Alexandra. Visit the Alexandra Cultural Village.
Daredevils may be thrilled with skydiving, while some may opt to float far above the city, getting a bird's-eye view from a hot-air balloon. Choose to get out, get active and discover Joburg's delightful natural treasures.
MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
Cradle of Humankind
Monte Casino Bird Gardens
Moroka Dam, Thokoza Park and Klipspruit River
Brixton cemetery: host to history
Kippies: Legendary jazz venue
Old Fort & Constitutional Hill
Enoch Sontonga memorial
Avalon's thousands of graveside cots
Museum of apartheid
Mai-Mai: visit a genuine African bazaar
Hector Pieterson memorial
A trip down a mine shaft
Joburg, 250 000 years ago
Spare yourself the frustration of searching for your golf ball in the rough of one of Johannesburg's world-famous golf courses. Adventure Golf offers a challenge, but won't punish you so harshly for wayward shots. Three different nine-hole courses present a series of interesting and fun-filled tests.
Antiques and Collectors Fair
If you enjoy browsing for a bargain or picking up truly unusual gifts, make a note to keep the last Sunday of the month open. The Antiques and Collectors Fair at the Sunnyside Park Hotel features books, carpets, silver, jewellery, porcelain and other collectibles.
Bass Lake 4x4 Adventures
4x4s are all the rage in Johannesburg, where the greatest challenge the vehicles are likely to face is negotiating the rush hour traffic. At Bass Lake you get to put your vehicle to the test - or hire a 4x4 for the day and put in some practice. Learn how to climb steep slopes, master descents and negotiate rock beds and mud slides. It's adrenaline-pumping action - once you've finished the course you'll have learnt as much about yourself as your vehicle.
Bill Harrop's Balloon Safaris
Imagine looking down on the world while sipping champagne and drifting with the wind. Bill Harrop's Balloon Safaris offer a unique perspective on Johannesburg, floating through the sky above the spectacular Magalies River Valley and Hartebeespoort Dam. The ride ends with a champagne breakfast at Riverside Country Base.
A trip through the beautiful South African countryside on one of the world's most luxurious trains is a truly unforgettable experience. The Blue Train travels five routes: from Pretoria to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Pretoria to Cape Town, Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, Pretoria to the Kruger National Park, and Pretoria to Cape Town. - repeat - what's the fifth route?
Buggy Park Racing
Driving in Johannesburg can be truly taxing, but rather than stressed behind the wheel in rush hour traffic, why not save your energy for Buggy Park racing? Here you get to race around a muddy track with wild abandon and no nasty consequences. Alternatively you can watch your friends from the bar, or enjoy a meal at the restaurant. For even bigger thrills, racing can also be arranged at night.
Crocodile River Arts and Crafts Ramble
The Crocodile River Arts and Crafts Ramble offers the perfect opportunity for a family outing. More than 100 gifted artists and craftspeople show off their wares, often in their studios, and original paintings, sculptures and art objects can be picked up for a bargain. Various demonstrations take place, and visitors can watch the Swazi glassblowers of Ngwenya Glass at work. A tea garden provides a welcome spot to sit down and discuss the arts and crafts, all in the beautiful rustic surrounds of the Crocodile River.
Danielsrust Horse Trails offer the chance to visit a world heritage site, the Cradle of Mankind, on horseback. The Lion and Rhino Nature Reserve as well as beautiful farmland can also be taken in on rides of varying length - from an hour or two to half a day or even an overnight stay in a hikers' hut. Facilities are available for a good old South African braai.
Footloose Trout Farm
Fly-fishing is a time-honoured art and a marvellous means of relaxation. Footloose Trout Farm features 13 dams well stocked with trout, carp, barbel and bass. Bring your own rod or hire one for the day for R20; professional help is on hand for the novice at a daily rate. You get to buy all the fish that you catch for R38 a kilogram (you'd better hope you don't land a monster barbel!). After a hard day's fishing, stop in at the bar and restaurant to sample the catch of the day.
Galaxy World Tenpin Bowling
Galaxy world is the ideal place for a fun outing with a group of friends. Twelve lanes wait to test your skills, plus a bar, snack menu, plenty of other games and a lively atmosphere.
Johannesburg Botanical Garden
The beautifully maintained Johannesburg Botanical Garden features various themed areas: the rose garden (home to around 4 500 roses), the herb garden (said to be the best in South Africa), the romantic Shakespeare garden, the hedge display and the valuable succulent collection. Take a stroll and unwind in the presence of Mother Nature.
Among the creatures to be found at Johannesburg Zoo are cheetahs, polar bears, lions, bat-eared foxes, chimpanzees, gorillas, red pandas, vultures, black eagles, elephants, camels, and sable antelope. Give yourself enough time to take it all in - the zoo is BIG! Also on offer are night-time and behind-the-scenes tours and holiday programmes for children.
Kloofendal Reserve Trails
Two trails, neither too taxing, allow hikers to take in the special beauty of this nature reserve. The more energetic can take on the seven kilometre trail, while the two kilometre trail can be managed by younger children. At the end, having worked up a good appetite, there are braai facilities available.
One or two-day trails can be taken through the stunning Kromdraai Conservancy, which lies in the Cradle of Mankind world heritage site - a wonderful outing for friends and family. Along the way stop off at the Wondercave, the site of some spectacular discoveries about early man, as well as a crystal-clear underground lake. In addition to enjoying the beautiful surroundings, you can take a tour of a gold mine and visit the Rainbow Trout Farm.
Lion Safari Park
Do some big game viewing without leaving Johannesburg. The Lion Safari Park is home to more than 50 lions, as well as various antelope, ostriches and zebra. Take along a picnic or visit the restaurant and curio shop.
The Kyalami Lipizzaner centre offers the rare opportunity to see the world-famous white Lipizzaner stallions in action. This is one of only two Lipizzaner schools in the world to be given the stamp of approval of the Spanish Riding School. Tradition and standards are rigorously upheld, and the grace and dignity of the horses is truly impressive. The show is a study in beauty, from the young stallions that start proceedings, through the pas de deux, side-saddle riding and carriage driving, to the solo performances and school quadrille.
More than 2 000 indigenous, endangered and exotic birds can be viewed in the tranquil setting of Lory Park in Midrand. Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch stretched out on a blanket while colourful macaws and parakeets fly overhead. Braai facilities are available.
Melville Koppies Nature Reserve
Featuring open grasslands and gently shaded wooded areas, the Melville Koppies Nature Reserve is the perfect place for a Sunday outing. It is home to a variety of birds and has an interesting history. Guided tours explore themes relating to Stone Age and Iron Age man, Johannesburg's early mining history, and the indigenous flora.
Michael Mount Organic Market
Only 100% organic products are for sale at the Michael Mount Organic Market. If you prefer your food without artificial preservatives, you'll be delighted with the range of food products, from fruit and vegetables to pies, quiches, cheeses and herbs. Other stalls offer arts and crafts hand made from natural materials. In contrast to the neon lights and plastic products of mall shopping, a walk around the market is a rejuvenating experience.
Newtown Cultural Precinct
It's at the Newtown Cultural Precinct that the melting pot of Johannesburg's cosmopolitan lifestyle can truly be experienced. There's cutting-edge art and drama at the Market Theatre Complex, traditional South African food at Gramadoelas restaurant, smooth sounds at Kippie's jazz bar and upbeat musical entertainment at the Horror Cafe and Electric Workshop. Also to be found on the precinct is MuseuMAfrika, incorporating the Bensusan Museum of Photography.
The Oriental Plaza is a great spot to pick up a bargain, featuring a massive variety of colourful fabrics for sale, as well as clothing, shoes, incense and spicy food outlets. Be brave and try the hot samoosas.
Paddle Power provides the opportunity to take full advantage of South Africa's natural beauty. You get to raft the Crocodile River in an inflatable two-man canoe, and enjoy horse riding, mountain biking and hiking along the river and mountain trails. Trips vary from half a day to overnight stays - accommodation can be arranged. Summon all your energy and get out there and do it.
Parkhurst Esoteric and Holistic Health Fair
You'll no doubt have noticed that more and more people are embracing a holistic approach to life and health. To get in on the act, head for the Parkhurst Esoteric and Holistic Health Fair, where you can try out reiki and Indian head massage, find out more about traditional Chinese medicine and feng shui, and have your tarot cards read. Well worth a visit.
Piston Ring Vintage and Classic Car Club
This club, catering to those over 25 years of age, is a car lover's dream. Take a trip back in time and marvel at the cars on show. There's a club canteen, so if you're hungry or thirsty you'll be well looked after.
River Tours and Safaris
Join River Tours and Safaris for an idyllic trip down the Vaal River in a two-man inflatable, featuring beautiful scenery, gurgling waters and the spectacular South African countryside.
Scenic DC3 Historic Flights
Experience the thrill of flying in an historic DC3 aircraft during an hour-long, scenic flight over the Hartebeespoort Dam, Pretoria, Johannesburg and surrounds, while sipping champagne and orange juice. When the flight is over, tuck into a traditional English breakfast at Wings at Lanseria restaurant, while listening to some live music.
This sizeable nature reserve features three family hiking trails of four, 10 and 17 kilometres in length. There's no need to rush to complete the longer hikes as there are huts where you can stay the night. If you'd rather experience nature without expending much energy, you can entertain yourself at the museum and auditorium. Take in superb wildlife and nature conservation videos or, if you're feeling more adventurous, join a game drive.
Witwatersrand Botanical Gardens
Pay the Witwatersrand Botanical Garden a visit to relax and appreciate the natural beauty of South Africa. It's a wonderful place to stroll around while breathing in fresh air. Find a nice spot for a picnic or eat at the restaurant. Wonderful bird life can be viewed from the hide - if you're lucky you might see the Black Eagles that have made the gardens their home. Local flowers and plants are for sale at the indigenous nursery.
If you owe yourself some relaxation time, Zoo Lake is a good place to head. Take the family, dogs included, and stroll around the lake and spacious grounds. If you're feeling energetic, bicycles and roller blades are options. For a romantic touch, take your partner rowing on the lake at dusk - there are few more stunning sights than a Highveld sunset.