Johannesburg

Overview

Johannesburg stems from gold and diamond mining, dating back to the 1800’s, and the city’s local name, Egoli, means The City of Gold.

Today Johannesburg is the powerhouse of Africa and home to the continents busiest airport. Johannesburg is a wealthy and fast-paced city, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, earning its reputation as the “New York of Africa”, while also being considered as one of the largest man-made forests in the world.

The political history of the region is highly prevalent in the Apartheid, Hector Pieterson and Constitution Hill Museums, with a tour of Soweto, wrapping up this emotional experience. A stay in Johannesburg would be incomplete without a visit to Gold Reef City – a theme park created around a 19th century gold mine, the De Wildt cheetah rehabilitation centre and the award winning Maropeng cradle of humankind, a world heritage site.

Johannesburg Itineraries

Johannesburg Properties

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Fairlawns Boutique Hotel

Johannesburg, South Africa

Housed in an attractive neoclassical mansion which was privately owned until its conversion in 1998 into a hotel, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa in the Johannesburg suburb of Sandton has…

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Johannesburg Intercontinental Airport Hotel

Johannesburg, South Africa

This Johannesburg hotel is within walking distance of the arrivals hall and train links to the Sandton central business district. The hotel features luxury amenities, including an indoor poo…

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The Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa

Johannesburg, South Africa

An exclusive sanctuary in the upmarket residential Johannesburg neighbourhood of Sandhurst, the Saxon Boutique Hotel, also comprising Villas and Spa, is a former private mansion, and member …

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