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Top tips for finding Johannesburg hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Johannesburg, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Johannesburg in September and October.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Johannesburg if you stay on a Tuesday. The opposite is true for, Saturday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Johannesburg accommodation.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Johannesburg for 0 days.
Learn all about Apartheid, President Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Soweto and Mandela Museum. These landmarks and more are located in Moraka, Soweto, about 40 minutes from the heart of town. This neighborhood is under development and you can now stay at its own Soweto Hotel & Conference Center. Here you can choose to rent a room with twin beds or a suite with a spacious living room for your Johannesburg vacation.
If you’re interested in wildlife, you’ll definitely want to visit the Lion & Safari Park. Close to this attraction is both the Venue Country Hotel and the Alpha Conference Center. Secluded and surrounded by natural beauty, these hotels provide a serene and peaceful lodging opportunity in Johannesburg.
Known for its vibrant and colorful flowers, you’ll also want to visit the beautiful parks and gardens in and around Johannesburg. The Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam is a must-see for vacationers. Only a couple of miles from this attraction is the Garden Court Milpark Hotel. It provides guests with spacious rooms and amenities such as a pool, airport transportation and on-site dining.
Westcliff is one of the most elite neighborhoods in Johannesburg. It sits hillside, providing excellent views of the city. In this community there is a Four Seasons Hotel with a grand reception area and wonderful amenities like a courtyard, fitness room, pool, minibars and private balconies.
Getting around Johannesburg can be easy and exciting on the Gautrain. For convenience, you can stay at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel which is right at Central Station.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Johannesburg
If you want to stay in the heart of town, you’ll have many hotel options. Businessburg Hotel is a budget-friendly hotel within walking distance of the science museum, neighborhood market and Joburg Theater. Other hotels in the downtown area include the Sasby Hotel, Protea Hotel Johannesburg and City Lodge Hotel Newton.
Tambo International Airport (JNB) is one of the main airports close to Johannesburg. It is about a 25-minute drive to the center of the city depending on traffic. If you have a late or early flight, it might be wise to stay by the airport. There are several hotels in this area to choose from including the Protea Hotel by Marriott that is not even a mile from JNB.
The Reef Hotel offers 4-star accommodations close to downtown. It is an eclectic, ultra-chic hotel with a modern, lounge-like decor. Guests staying here can enjoy magnificent views of the city, on-site dining, satellite tv and spacious rooms with separate living areas.
If traveling to Johannesburg with your family, you’ll need to find a kid-friendly hotel. Several hotels in this large city have family rooms with kitchenettes and a pool for kids to enjoy after a day of sightseeing. The kids will also want free wi-fi so that they can play games or keep up with friends on social media. Hotels with all of these features and more include Genesis All-Suite Hotel, Kiendo Bed and Breakfast, and the Holiday Inn Johannesburg.
KAYAK users like staying at Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg, Sandton Sun and Towers and Signature Lux Hotel, by Onomo when looking for a hotel in close proximity to Sandton City.
₪244 is the average price for a double room in Johannesburg, but our users have found rooms for as cheap as ₪27 in the last 3 days.
Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Johannesburg. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
The cheapest hotel room in Johannesburg for the upcoming weekend found on KAYAK in the last 3 days was for ₪34 per night. For the same dates, 3-star hotel rooms have been found for as low as ₪45 per night and 4-star hotel rooms from ₪43 per night.
After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Johannesburg districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Johannesburg city center.
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Where to stay in Johannesburg?
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