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Johannesburg City

About Johannesburg

Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa, a bustling metropolitan and industry hot spot. Johannesburg is the capital of Gauteng, and is currently the wealthiest province in Africa. Johannesburg is a global city, home to the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub-Saharan Africa. A fun fact about Johannesburg is that it is the world’s largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline, a fact to be credited to the Witwatersrand gold rush. A hub of international traffic, OR Tambo International Airport is a connection point for many African travelers. Johannesburg has a vivid and eventful history. Originally inhabitant by the native San, the Sotho–Tswana were grazing the area by the 18th century, and were soon followed by the Bantu. The Dutch settlers, or Voortrekkers, arrived in the area in the early 19th century, establishing settlements around Rustenburg and Pretoria in the early 1830s. Now the gold capital of South Africa, the main Witwatersrand gold reef was first discovered in June 1884, followed by what became known as the gold rush. By the late 1930’s, major building developments had taken place in the modern city of Johannesburg.

A true metropolitan, Johannesburg is one of the world’s largest man made urban forests. With the natural landscape being a savannah, it is one of the greenest cities in the world. Johannesburg is home to an extremely temperate climate, with warm semi-tropical summers, and mild winters. Johannesburg is a unique destination, with many things unique to the city, such as traffic light vendors and street side barber shops. In and around the city, visitors can enjoy world class golfing at the Johannesburg Country Club; guided township tours of the historic Soweto; colourful city tours; historical tours; and art excursions, to name a few. Just outside of Johannesburg lie a host of private game reserves where you may enjoy the a South Africa safari , and the magnificent wildlife and bushveld that South Africa has to offer. Greatest Africa are on the ground experts, based in Cape Town, South Africa. Southern Africa travel specialists, our knowledgeable and experienced team will guide you in planning the perfect Johannesburg itinerary.

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The Peech Hotel, Johannesburg

  • Ideal Johannesburg Stop-over
  • Beautiful Garden Setting
  • Just outside the Metropolitan
  • Ideal Platform to Explore the City
  • Top Choice for Business of Leisure
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From $91 pp / night

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa

  • Luxurious & Exclusive City Escape
  • Set in the Leafy Suburb of Sandton
  • Voted Leading Boutique Hotel & Spa in Africa
  • Tranquil base for a Johannesburg Stopover
  • Beautiful & Relaxing Garden Setting
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From $301 pp / night

The Westcliff Hotel Johannesburg

  • Leafy & Calm Luxury Johannesburg Retreat
  • Romantic Charming Destination
  • Easy drive from the Airport & CBD
  • Ideal Africa Safari Stopover
  • Beautiful & Relaxing Garden Setting
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From $140 pp / night

Illyria House, Pretoria

  • 5 Star Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Magnificent Manor with Panoramic Views
  • Withing an hour of Johannesburg Airport
  • Perfect in-between Destinations' Retreat
  • Exclusive & Private Hideaway
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From $147 pp / night

Walkersons Hotel and Spa

  • Terrific Rainbow Trout Fly Fishing
  • Set in the Scenic Mpumalanga Highveld
  • Romantic 5 Star Hotel and Spa
  • Surrounded by Countryside Splendor
  • Luxury Safari a Stones Throw Away
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From $112 pp / night

Saxon Hotel Johannesburg

  • Johannesburgs Most Exclusive Address
  • Voted the Worlds Top Boutique Hotel
  • Classic Contemporary 5 Star Suites
  • 920 Square Meter Swimming Pool
  • World Class Spa Faccilities
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From $350 pp / night

The Residence Boutique Hotel

  • 5 Star Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Set in the heart of Johannesburg
  • Ideal choice for Business or Liesure
  • Rejuvenating with Silver Service
  • On Site Spa and Wellness Centre
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From $168 pp / night