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Where to stay in Johannesburg

Where to stay in Johannesburg

From low-key, no-frills guesthouses to luxurious five-star hotels that are as frilly as can be, there’s plenty of accommodation to choose from when checking out where to stay in Johannesburg.  

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  • Northern Suburbs

    You’ll find the majority of the ultra-luxurious options in Joburg’s northern suburbs, including Sandton, Randburg and Bryanston. The Four Seasons Hotel: The Westcliff is a great example close to most of the city’s main attractions and offers two heated swimming pools and an onsite spa. African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel is perfectly positioned for travellers looking to dive head-first into lavish Joburg living, stationed right inside the uber-trendy Melrose Arch shopping precinct.  With a restaurant, free private parking, a shared lounge, an outdoor pool and a manicured garden, Highgrove Guesthouse in Sandton is a lovely 4-star option if you’d prefer something smaller, simpler and more intimate. If staying in the eastern parts of Joburg, Bedfordview Boutique Lodge comes highly recommended and is located in walking distance from Eastgate Shopping Centre.  Finally, how about barefoot luxury at its best? It’s always a good time to make your way to a restful haven on Joburg’s outskirts to experience “glamping” (glamorous camping).  

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The low season months (Mar-May & Sep-Nov) are generally considered to be the best time to visit Johannesburg. With the Summer heat gone & Winter on the way the average temperatures range from about 15 to 30 degrees Celsius. This is the best time to visit if you want to enjoy outdoor activities, such as exploring the national parks and gardens, or visiting local wineries & wildlife.


The cheapest flight season is between March to May - the summer heat is over but winter hasn't officially begun so expect less people travelling!


The best time of day to get the cheapest flight to Johannesburg is either early in the morning or late at night - you'll beat the rush!


The closest airport to Johannesburg is O.R. Tambo International Airport which also serves as the best airport for all flight routes.


An IATA (International Air Transport Association) airport code is a three-letter code that is used to identify airports around the world. For example, JNB is the IATA airport code for Johannesburg Airport. Sometimes, it's just that simple!


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Yes! Direct flights to Johannesburg operate daily from most major South African airports with some smaller regional airports requiring a stop on the way.


The best airport to get a connecting flight out of Johannesburg is O.R. Tambo International Airport which also serves as the best airport for all flight routes.


Your flight will land in and depart from O.R. Tambo International Airport, which serves as the main airport for Johannesburg city.


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