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Where to Stay in Johannesburg

As you would expect from the biggest city in South Africa and one of the world’s top 50 largest urban areas, Johannesburg has more than enough accommodation choices should you need somewhere to stay in the capital of Gauteng province.

The city has a wide range of options to suit all pockets and requirements, ranging from super luxury five-star options to the standard en-suite room or apartment. While being close to the airport may be a priority, most hotels are within easy access to a motorway or major road linking direct to O.R. Tambo International Airport.

The city’s Gautrain system links central Johannesburg at Park Station with the main business districts to the north at Sandton and Rosebank, while the service also stretches to Pretoria and O.R. Tambo International Airport. Visitors can also get around using taxis, metro bus and metro rail services. Alternatively, car rental in Johannesburg is an option.

Hotels in Johannesburg

1. Hyatt Regency Johannesburg

The five-star luxury Hyatt Regency in the suburb of Rosebank provides easy access to the city center, Sandton Central Business District, Constitution Hill and African craft markets and is adjacent to a shopping complex and cinema. For relaxation, guests can indulge themselves with beauty treatments at the spa, swim in the outdoor pool or take advantage of the Jacuzzi, steam and sauna facilities at one of the best hotels in South Africa.

2. Crowne Plaza Johannesburg – The Rosebank

The Crowne Plaza is a less expensive option but equally well-placed to take advantage of the proximity of the many shopping experiences on the hotel’s doorstep. Sandton’s Business District is just ten minutes away, while the African Rooftop Craft Market and Rosebank Mall are within walking distance.

3. Margaret’s Place

An economy choice hotel, Margaret’s Place is a quirky and fun option within close proximity of Bruma Lake Flea Market, Bedford Center Shopping Mall and Rhodes Park. The property consists of just five guestrooms complete with kitchens but, with complimentary Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool and laundry facilities available, it is a popular choice for those on a budget.

Johannesburg Airport Hotels

1. Intercontinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel

A five-star hotel located extremely close to the airport, the Intercontinental was established in 2001 and has an indoor swimming pool and a fitness center.

2. Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo

Located just over 1km from the airport, this four-star hotel operates a free shuttle service between the two and offers easy access to the business areas of Sandton and Midrand.

3. Garden Court O.R. Tambo

The Garden Court is a stylish three-star hotel just 2 km from O.R. Tambo International Airport and is 20 km from Johannesburg. Guests can enjoy a visit to nearby attractions such as Deli and Arts & Crafts Market, the Theater of Marcellus, a nearby golf club and several popular shopping malls.

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Further reading

If you're also planning to visit Cape Town, check out our guide to the Top 10 things to see and do in Cape Town.

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Huoma Jackson
Huoma Jackson

Johannesburg was absolutely beautiful! Loved the people and culture! The right amount of trendy and hippy

ClaudioSeMilano, Italia

Outside of Fox Street in Maboneng, and the Northern Suburbs of Melville (my favourite), Sandton and Rosebank, there are not many area in Joburg where you can feel safe just wondering around. But there is enough for keeping yourself entertained while recovering after your arrival or waiting for the flight to leave the country. It's surely not the easiest city, ma it's the biggest in South Africa and a mandatory stop to feel this country.

Phill (lucky) Smith
Phill (lucky) SmithBangkok, Thailand

over night stay saw very little but its big very big and sprawling in all directions .. good luck to all that follow and venture further

Krista Canfield McNish
Krista Canfield McNishSan Francisco, California, USA

Johannesburg doesn't have a ton to see, but it is a great jumping off point. Lion Park (where you can pet baby lions and cheetahs) and you can also see Nelson Mandela's last house in Johannesburg.


The least expensive month is September, with an average of AED 202 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Johannesburg is May, with an average price of AED 234 per night.
The average price of a hotel in July last year was AED 230 per night. This is 5% more than the average nightly price of AED 218 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Johannesburg, the expected average temperature in July is 10.4°C/50.7°F. The warmest month is typically January, which averages 26.3°C/79.3°F. The coolest month is July, with temperatures averaging 2.9°C/37.2°F.
The nearest airport to Johannesburg is Johannesburg O.R. Tambo (JNB) (21.71km). Other nearby airports include: Lanseria (32.57km) Pretoria Wonderboom Apt. (63.69km)

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