Luxury Accommodation in Johannesburg
Johannesburg travel guide
Pulsating, vibrant and fast. Stop for a moment in Joburg or Jozi as the city is affectionately called, and you’ll surely get left behind! It’s that kind of city. Known as eGoli (city of gold), Johannesburg was established in 1886 and its early history was famously characterized by the “Randlords and Rogues” of the gold rush.
Today the inner city has a distinctly African feel with many hawkers selling their wares on the sidewalks. In the northern suburbs of Sandton, Rosebank and Houghton suburban bliss abounds with tree-lined avenues and gated suburbs. The city is the largest and the wealthiest in South Africa and is literally packed with shopping centres, theatres and cinemas.
Find Johannesburg accommodation in one of the popular residential and lifestyle suburbs crammed with fabulous restaurants, bars and cafés. These are all collected under the canopy of the largest man-made forest in the world – testament to the earliest settlers’ obsession with planting trees on the stark Highveld plains.
- Sandton incorporating Sandown, Bryanston and Morningside- shop, eat, drink and play; Visit Nelson Mandela Square and the Lilliesleaf Museum; Pop in at the Rosebank Rooftop Market on Sundays
- Melville - jammed with delightful restaurants, quaint coffee shops, bookstores, art galleries, junk shops and uber-hip bars.
- Soweto – South Africa’s biggest, vibiest township. Home of the World Cup Soccer City Stadium. Visit the world class Hector Petersen Museum.
- Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site– discover the past by visiting Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves visitor centres.
- Gallagher Estate - popular conference venue
- Kyalami Race Track - home of motor racing in Gauteng
- The South African Lipizzaners - the only performing Lipizzaners outside Vienna, recognised by the Spanish Riding School.
- The Apartheid Museum - excellent and interactive testament to the horrors of Apartheid.
- The Market City Precinct - THE Arts and Cultural Centre of Gauteng Province.
- Emmarentia Dam – popular venue for music concerts and family picnics
- Magaliesberg Meander - take in all the craft shops, tea houses and artists and work
Our Portfolio of Johannesburg Accommodation
Johannesburg is a-buzz year round especially in and around the northern suburbs so book your Jozi accommodation in advance whenever possible. Joburg’s Rea Vaya bus rapid transit system, coupled with the Gautrain (high speed rail network) has revolutionised the city’s public transport system, but most visitors to the city will want to arrange private car hire as many destinations are some distances from each other.
Contact Portfolio for our range of luxury Johannesburg accommodation. We have a great selection of Johannesburg B&Bs, Boutique Hotels and Guest Houses in sought after suburbs such as Sandton, Darrenwood and Melville.