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Holidays in Johannesburg - Gauteng

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Top hotels in Johannesburg - Gauteng

Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel
Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel
4 out of 5
Corner Rivonia Rd. And West St., Benmore, Sandton, Gauteng
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$93 per night from 23 Oct. to 24 Oct.
4.4/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"Early and late check in. Excellent and friendly services from staff and a superb location opposite the train station and 4 minute walk to Nelson Mandela square. Excellent."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel
Hyatt Regency Johannesburg
Hyatt Regency Johannesburg
5 out of 5
191 Oxford Road, Johannesburg, Gauteng
4.5/5Wonderful! (155 reviews)

"Loved absolutely everything about the hotel. Great fitness area with gym and swimming pool, amazing breakfasts and great helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Hyatt Regency Johannesburg
The Maslow Hotel, Sandton
The Maslow Hotel, Sandton
4 out of 5
Corner Grayston Drive and Rivonia Road, Sandton, Gauteng
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$110 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
4.4/5Wonderful! (397 reviews)

"Good pol,. great shuttle bus to the Mandela Mall every 30 minutes. Very good breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb. 2020

The Maslow Hotel, Sandton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top activities in Johannesburg - Gauteng

Soweto Township Tour with Mandela Museum
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Soweto Township Tour with Mandela Museum

AU$81
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Cradle of Humankind Tour
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Full-Day Cradle of Humankind Tour

AU$197
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Soweto Apartheid Museum and Lunch Tour
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Soweto Apartheid Museum and Lunch Tour

AU$102
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend

Johannesburg Holidays

South Africa’s bustling capital is a growing metropolis with great shops, bars and galleries, and many museums exploring the city’s turbulent past. Visit lion parks, art galleries and fine-dining restaurants in Johannesburg. The capital of South Africa has had a turbulent history, but the city continues to renew itself. Today you'll find a diverse population, many cultural attractions and fascinating historic sites that will challenge and surprise even experienced travellers.

Get a bird’s-eye view of the central business district from the Carlton Centre 's Top of Africa viewing platform 50 stories up. The heart of the bustling metropolis is quite safe for visitors, although care should still be taken and some areas avoided altogether.

Soweto is a poorer area of Johannesburg that lies west of the city centre. Sign up for a guided tour of the township to discover another aspect of the city's culture. See where Nelson Mandela lived in the 1940s and ’50s along lively Vilakazi Street. Museums, historic sites and sculptures line the 1-kilometre (0.62-mile) strip. Visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial and the Regina Mundi Church to learn about the Soweto uprising during apartheid. Many locals still live in make-shift housing and some areas of the township can be dangerous, so don't make the trip on your own.

Many of Johannesburg's wealthier residents live north of the city centre. Venture to Newtown to stroll along footpaths lined with theatres, art galleries, shops and restaurants. Parktown is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Johannesburg and features many impressive homes. While here, visit up-market boutiques and bars.

There are many museums worth exploring. Start at the Apartheid Museum for an overview of South Africa's troubled past. Visit Constitution Hill to learn about the country's struggles and transition to democracy. Here, you can tour former prisons and learn more about the life of rights activist Nelson Mandela. Excellent local and international art is on display at the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG).

Get a taste for South Africa's incredible scenery and wildlife at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden northwest of the city centre. Further out, you can go hiking in the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve or see the country's most famous animals at Lion Park.